Process Engineer Purification

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Starting from thorough scientific and technical knowledge, you contribute to Technology Transfer activities aiming at introduction of new products and processes at the Sanofi Geel biopharmaceutical manufacturing site. Additionally, you will contribute to improvement initiatives and the monitoring of existing processes at the Sanofi Geel site and within the broader Sanofi network. Your job will consist of manufacturing-scale activities, laboratory-scale activities, or a combination.


-Technology transfer, initial process validation and process control strategy definition for introduction of new products and processes at manufacturing scale
- Identification of process improvements to increase yield or process robustness, and generation of a supportive data package leading to implementation at manufacturing scale
- Supporting and safeguarding existing production processes by data trending and monitoring, generation of scientific/technical study protocols and reports in support of significant changes, product impact assessments upon significant deviations in the production process and provided technical advice to questions of other departments.
- Supporting tech transfer activities and the development of process improvements for existing commercial products using small scale DSP models in the Geel MSAT lab


Department Description

The drug substance function within global Manufacturing Science & Technology (MSAT) is the owner of Life Cycle Management (LCM) of DS Processes within Sanofi biologics manufacturing network. We deliver innovative, robust, and cost-effective next generation processes and provide commercial manufacturing support. The function is responsible for tech transfer activities including process fit-gas assessment, process validation, prepare dossier sections, & PAI support to enable launch of new and LCM products. Our expansive portfolio covers 17 products, 5 modalities, 3 expression systems within 12 internal and external global sites in US and EU. We will be supporting launch of 20 new products in next 5 years including monoclonal and multi-specific antibodies, fusion protein, antibody-drug conjugate, synthorins and nanobodies. In recent years we have successfully established second-generation manufacturing process with continuous process platform. We are pursuing future innovations such as digital labs, factory of future and advanced analytics based process understanding and control.

Required Skills & Qualifications

- You have a PhD or master in Life Sciences, with relevant experience of minimum 3 years, in process development or MSAT-like functions
- Since all writing is in English and given the international context, you are fluent in writing and talking in English
- You have specific experience in protein purification on lab- and/or manufacturing scale; experience with growing mammalian cells in bioreactors is a plus
- You are flexible and willing to support both manufacturing scale operations and set up small scale lab studies
- You are a strong communicator, who is able to connect, go in discussion and find compromise with people in other departments or sites
- You have an excellent analytical and problem-solving mindset, are accurate with the necessary eye for detail
- You are familiar with various statistical and data trending techniques
- You like to work in team and consider yourself to be a good team player.

Terms of Employment

- Function in day shift (flexible working hour system), 40-hours/week
- Proposed start date: ASAP


- Full-time position in day shift (flexible working hour system, 40 hours week)
- An attractive salary package with meal vouchers (worth €8), a DKV hospitalization insurance,..
- Evaluations
- Educations
- Career opportunities in a growing organization where involvement, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration are driving values
- Start date: ASAP