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(Senior) Manufacturing Technician

date posted 11/23/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2600074
location Amsterdam, Netherlands

At Kiadis Pharma, a Sanofi Company, we are leveraging the natural strengths of humanity and our collective immune systems to source the best cells for life. Our NK cell (natural killer cell) research and development programs and partnerships are at the cutting-edge of the industry, paving the way for new and exciting therapies, in immuno-oncology and beyond.

In support of developing our innovative NK cell therapies, we are looking for (Senior) Manufacturing Technician based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The role

As a (Senior)Manufacturing Technician, you will be part of a team responsible for the production of our unique PM21 particle that enables improved and sustained growth of high-dose NK cells. You will also actively support development of process improvements and our next-generation manufacturing processes. As a key contributor to getting our therapies to the patients, you take pride in executing all your activities in a timely manner with highest regard to quality, safety, health and environment standards. In your day-to-day work you will:

  • Prepare and execute manufacturing runs in accordance with approved master batch records and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Ensure consistent process execution to guarantee high quality output.

  • Ensure accurate completion of documentation associated with manufacturing, including documentation of any non-conformances or unusual results during manufacturing.

  • Guard compliance to SOPs and relevant cGMP regulations during manufacturing.

  • Keep the cleanroom/production area in an optimal state

  • Collaborate with the Process Development team to facilitate development of manufacturing steps.

  • Support Process Development with preparation, execution and documentation of process development studies.

  • Support technology transfer activities.

  • Function as Back-up person for the warehouse assistant. Think of taking deliveries, sending shipments, storage of delivered goods and administrative tasks.

  • Support investigations, root cause analyses and/or implementation of process changes resulting from manufacturing non-conformances or continuous improvement activities.

The department  

The Kiadis Operations team is responsible for all aspects of CMC development, manufacturing, procurement, planning and customer service within Kiadis. We are a group of experienced professionals – cell therapy experts, biologists, engineers, analysts, manufacturing technicians, and more, driven by the passion to develop and supply innovative cell therapy products, directly to patients. We work through a global network of internal and external laboratories and production facilities, and interact on a daily basis with apheresis centers and hospitals around the world. Join us and see for yourself how your talent and skills will bring us closer to our ultimate goal: helping patients worldwide. 

The ideal candidate

We are looking for someone who shares our love for cells and process technology and likes being part of a dynamic organization. Due to the nature of Kiadis’ manufacturing processes, we require someone with good proficiency of biological manufacturing processes, media/buffer preparations, and ideally aseptic/sterile techniques. In addition we are looking for someone with the following requirements:

  • BSc or MSc in cell biology, biotechnology, bioprocess technology or a related field.

  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a relevant field, preferably in industrial cell therapy, vaccines or upstream biologics manufacturing.

  • Hands-on experience with cell culture, ideally including experience with relevant process equipment.

  • Available to work on some weekend days on a regular basis and being available for regular on-call service.

  • Ability to comply with applicable procedures and regulations; Good understanding of GMP and/or experience in GMP production is a plus.

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills.

  • Excellent team player and communicator.

  • Strong sense of quality and ownership.

  • Professional proficiency of the English language, written and verbal. Other languages especially Dutch are a plus.

What we offer

People from all over the world, together as one team, contribute to improving the lives of patients every day. We offer an exciting position in an innovative, dynamic and inspiring environment where you'll receive a competitive remuneration package, autonomy and the opportunity to make your own mark within Kiadis.

We create an environment where ideas are shared, experiences are impactful, and talent is developed. Because of our inclusive and family-like environment, you will always have the feeling of belonging & appreciation.

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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