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Principal Technician MSAT, Leiden/NL

Leiden, Netherlands

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a biotechnology company with operations in Europe and the U.S. dedicated to developing transformational medicines for more years of life and quality of life.

Focusing on high unmet medical needs, we synergize compelling science, technology, and collaborative approaches to create a deep pipeline of best-in-class small molecules, CAR-T therapies, and biologics in oncology and immunology. With capabilities from lab to patient, including a decentralized CAR-T manufacturing network, we are committed to challenging the status quo and delivering results for our patients, employees and shareholders.

We are looking for a Principal Technician MSAT

Scope of the role:

We are seeking a Principal Technician to join the Cell Therapy Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT) team, conducting the operations in the Grade D clean room at the central facility in Leiden. The Principal Technician is primarily responsible for the internal training program on the equipment and processes and coordinates periodic document review and updates. Next to this, the Principal Technician is a hands-on subject matter expert in automated CAR-T manufacturing operations.

Your role:

  • Establishing and maintaining training curricula for equipment and processes at the central facility in Leiden.
  • Coordinate periodic document review and updates.
  • Support root-cause investigations for deviations, determine corrective actions and support implementation of change controls. In addition, you support Continuous Improvement projects.
  • The lab-based tasks include the hands-on execution of production activities at the central facility in Leiden: Cocoon runs, process characterization studies, late-stage development and comparability studies.
  • Closely collaborate with Manufacturing, Process Development, Quality Control and other departments.

The Principal Technician MSAT reports to the Manager MSAT.

Job requirements

  • BSc/MSc in life sciences, biotechnology, engineering or related discipline with >5 years of relevant experience
  • Proven track record as a qualified trainer
  • Extensive GMP manufacturing experience
  • Hands-on experience with cell & gene therapy processes and automated bioreactors
  • Result-driven and can-do mindset, without compromising quality and compliance
  • Good interpersonal skills and written and spoken fluency in English
  • Team player and good communication

What’s in it for you ?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos : together we can make it happen…!

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