The Groningen site is a multi-product and multi-client biopharmaceutical site with technology transfer and manufacturing facilities for pharmaceutical products for both (pre)clinical trials and commercial applications. The production plant in Groningen is a high tech facility operating under cGMP, where new technology is implemented continuously.
Technological: The Bioprocess Scientist is an expert in his/her field of expertise (cell culturing or downstream processing) and is regarded as such within Patheon Biologics B.V. The Bioprocess Scientist provides technological input in the prospecting phase. In the Science & Technology Transfer phase he consults with his scientist colleagues in order to ensure that the production process, will meet the Operations’ standards. He/She is responsible for the sound technology transfer from Science & Technology Transfer to Operations. The Process Engineer is responsible for trouble shooting during production runs.
Organization: The Bioprocess Scientist is part of the Operations staff. The Bioprocess Scientist works in close collaboration with (lead) technicians, other Bioprocess Scientist, line management and QA (compliance) managers. All activities are executed in projects. Each project is unique and teamwork, involving representatives of various departments and disciplines, is essential for success.
Networking: The Bioprocess Scientist is operating in a wide network, both within Patheon Biologics, and outside. Inside Patheon Biologics: Operations Line Managers, other Bioprocess Scientist, Project Managers, Technicians. Outside: Customers, vendors/ suppliers.
Quality and SHE: The Bioprocess Scientist works according to SHE guidelines. Since the Operations department produces pharmaceutical products, the very strict quality requirements (cGMP) of the FDA, EMEA and other governmental agencies are strictly followed.