Bioprocess Scientist
Groningen - The Netherlands
Posted December 13, 2017

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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.

Key Requirements
  • Technology transfer and implementation of new production processes, with the objective to produce new clinical trial products within the facility.
  • Consulting role during process development phase for new products
    Performing troubleshooting activities for the production processes with the objective to guarantee that the product is delivered in time, and meeting quality standards.
  • Optimizing production processes with the objective to improve costs, speed and quality.
    Implementing new technology and equipment within the production facility, with the objective to outperform the competitors in costs, speed and quality.
  • Coaching (lead) technicians in order to improve their process and equipment knowledge.
    Supporting Line Management in the prospecting process, with the objective to make excellent proposals to potential clients, this to acquire new business.
  • Participation in the commercial project teams for clear, complete and responsive communication from and to the Operations department regarding technical and technological topics.
    Execution and support for validation activities and support for the filing of the products at FDA or EMEA.
  • Master of Science (biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry).
  • At least 5 years of experience in the expertise area.
  • Experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry or manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of scale-up and cGMP manufacturing.
  • Competences: communication, planning and organization, problem analysis, judgment, persuasiveness, decisiveness, coaching, customer orientation and market orientation.
  • Fluent in English (preference also Dutch).

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