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Senior Scientist LC-MS

Oss, Netherlands

Job Description

Are you an expert in developing and executing lab experiments with a focus on LC-MS analysis? For our biotech location in Oss, we are currently recruiting a Senior Scientist.

Welcome to our team

Our Biotech Operations in Oss plays a vital role in manufacturing drug substances for innovative biologics-based medicines. With a talented team of approximately 550 employees, we produce an exciting immuno-oncology and fertility products while maintaining the highest quality standards. Supported by advanced lab scale facilities and extensive testing capabilities, we ensure product integrity throughout the manufacturing process.

At the heart of our commitment to excellence is the Global Labs and Methods (GLAM) section within the Global Quality Large Molecule Analytical Sciences (GQLMAS) department. GLAM provides scientific support to release laboratories in our global commercial production sites for vaccines and biologics. Through cutting-edge methodologies, we conduct crucial tests for process support and product characterization, ensuring regulatory compliance and delivering safe treatments worldwide.

Purpose of the role

The individual holds a Subject Matter Expert (SME) role for LC-MS. The senior scientist is responsible for developing and executing laboratory experiments with a focus on LC-MS analysis. The individual will act as technical lead for LC-MS methods and provides input to regulatory documentation. Furthermore, the individual is responsible for overseeing and coaching of other scientific lab personnel. With state-of-the-art lab scale facilities and extensive testing capabilities, you will contribute to ensuring the highest quality standards. Join us in delivering safe and effective treatments to patients globally.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Analytical SME, with deep scientific understanding of LC-MS techniques

  • Responsible for best scientific practices within the lab space and supports from a release and extended characterization perspective, troubleshooting, process support and life cycle management activities of commercial products.

  • Writes complex technical protocols and reports.

  • Supports technology transfers to other locations, and CROs/CMOs

  • Preparation of analytical content for regulatory submissions as well as RTQs

  • Supervision and coaching of MSc/BSc students

  • Takes GMP requirements into account when setting up experiments and protocols

  • Ensures safety at a lab level and compliance of protocols and reports

Your profile

  • MSc level education or equivalent through experience

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in LC-MS

  • Knowledge of regulatory and quality guidelines (GMP)

  • Excellent analytical and technical skills

  • Demonstrated initiative, and innovative process-oriented thinking within a team environment.

  • Excellent English communication skills (verbally and written); Dutch communication skills are expected, not mandatory.

What we offer
We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic, and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end bonus;

  • 35,5 days of leave;

  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;

  • Solid Pension Plan;

  • Incentive Plan;

  • Travel allowance for commuting;

  • Numerous training, coaching, and e-learning modules for long-term job opportunities and development.

If you have questions regarding this opportunity?

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Only applications via the career portal will be considered.

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Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

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