HPLC Lab Tech – Development – Exothera

Exothera is a viral vector CDMO (contract manufacturing and development organization) using standard and innovative bioproduction platforms to rapidly deliver affordable viral vector-based vaccines and cell and gene therapies. 

Exothera is a rapidly growing, dynamic, young organization, part of the Univercells Group. We operate in an environment where every person counts, and teamwork is key to our success. It means that each employee has an opportunity to shine, to be a part of a culture that values enthusiasm, innovation, and problem-solving while supporting our customers through the challenging world of bioprocessing and manufacturing. 

Apply and be part of this great adventure!

MISSION

As part of the operational groups in the Development unit of Exothera at Jumet, the HPLC Laboratory Technician will be in charge of HPLC Analytical method development and HPLC routine analysis.

As HPLC Laboratory technician you are an active member of a team that supports process development with a suite of different analytical technologies that include HPLC/UPLC, DLS, ELISA, PCR and cell-based assays. The analytical results allow the upstream and downstream process development colleagues to make the right decisions when it comes to the development of viral vectors, virus-like particles, monoclonal antibodies and other biologics. 

As HPLC Laboratory Technician Analytical development, you will be responsible for performing a variety of analytical testing, in HPLC and DLS. You will help to develop and qualifanalytical methods, and analyse samples from our R&D upstream and downstream process development teams. This includes making document and bench preparations, executing the method, recording data and participating in the analyzes. You will maintain laboratory equipment and inventory for laboratory supplies. You will also highly contribute to the writing of analytical protocols and reports.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Analytical Execution

  • Assemble, prepare, check, and calibrate equipment and/or materials for testing
  • Perform the analytical testing according to SOP and experimental plan
  • Record all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) according to good documentation practice
  • Suggest and help implement improvements

Reporting & Analysis

  • Review checklist/experimental data
  • Evaluate and report results to Analytical Scientist
  • At request of the Scientist, compile data and write reports

Maintenance & Inventory

  • Execute basic maintenance of lab equipment
  • Cleaning and housekeeping
  • Calibrate equipment
  • Maintain inventory/standard materials in the lab
  • Order specific material

Documentation & Training

  • In collaboration with Scientist, contribute to Writing/Reviewing/Improving SOP, checklist or reports
  • Train colleagues on equipment use, procedures, practices, …
  • Share knowledge and experience

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biotechnology or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience
  • Eager to learn and leverage know-how to participate in the development of solutions
  • Capacity to work autonomously
  • “Technical-manual intelligence”, practical sense
  • Enthusiastic and agile to work on a variety of projects in a multi-tasking environment
  • Ability to give confidence through in-depth experimental reports and data analysis
  • Driven by curiosity and eager to learn more every day
  • The experience of HPLC with viral vector and antibody is an asset
  • The experience with other analytical methods (ELISA, WB, ddPCR, qPCR, Cell-Based assays …) is an asset