Senior Lab Support Technician – Exothera

Exothera is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) dedicated to virus and viral vector production. As a Univercells company, Exothera provides best-in-class bioprocessing expertise that capitalizes on novel manufacturing technologies. The company delivers accelerated process development/optimization to rapidly reach GMP clinical and commercial production of virus and viral vectors. At Exothera and Univercells, our mission is to make health equally accessible to all. 

Apply and be part of this great adventure!  

MISSION

The Senior Lab Support Technician provides the link in between the R&D operations and the logistics, technical services, EHS advisor, and external services

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain the integrity of the laboratories
  • Adapt and refill the general stock based on the consumptions and project request (link with procurement) 
  • Calibrating common equipment (pH-meter, balance, etc.)
  • Preparing common stock solution (5M NaOH, 4M HCl, 5M NaCl, etc.)
  • Preparing media  (culture / buffer etc.)
  • Preparing simple and standard manifolds (assembly/sterilization/cleaning)
  • Participate in routine, but more complex ops (e.g.: dismantling of SU equipment, etc.)
  • Managing stock Waste containers and the appropriate labelling of them
  • Checking procedures are properly followed by all
  • Tracking transfer (cells / virus)
  • Cleaning Lab (including equipment's) 1x/week
  • Participate preparation of VHP cycle
  • Loading the dishwasher
  • Storing the clean glassware
  • Handling the cleaning and the tidying of the lab coat
  • Handling the elimination of waste 
  • Environmental monitoring (if requested) 
  • Checking the status of the gas tanks
  • Checking of CO2 incubators (water filling) (1x week)
  • Change of automatic pipette filters 
  • Participate of SOP and WI review as user (no writing)
  • Being the person of contact for each transfer from the cell/virus bank to the lab and regularly updating the inventory

In addition of the following tasks can be executed or part of the assignment:

  • Back-up Lab Supervisor without decision taking
  • Being the contact for Renewi or other external providers (for orders or services)
  • Annually checking the cells/virus banks inventory 
  • Check of chemical inventory
  • Participate and make review of SOP / WI (as writer) 
  • Creating a link between operators ans Support Teams (Facility, Procurement, Logistic, EHS, etc.)

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • CESS within Sciences or BSC or equivalent 
  • Previous experience in a laboratory is mandatory
  • At least 5 years experiences as Lab support Technician function or demonstrating relevant experience
  • Organization
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Fluent in French – fluent in English
  • Team work
  • Good knowledge of laboratories requirement
  • Good practice of MS Office suite and other It software's
  • Knowledge of Odoo is welcome