Technical Lead NA – Exothera

Exothera is a contract research, development, and manufacturing organization (CRDMO) dedicated to viral vectors and nucleic acids production. As a technology-driven company, Exothera provides best-in-class bioprocessing expertise that capitalizes on the best and most innovative manufacturing technologies developed within the Univercells group. The company delivers accelerated discovery services as well as process development/optimization to rapidly reach GMP clinical and commercial production of viral vectors and nucleic acids. At Exothera and Univercells, Our mission is to make life-changing therapies available to all.

We work every day on reinventing biomanufacturing processes and develop or integrate the next innovative technologies. With the combination of process development and engineering expertise, we create synergies to deliver game-changing production capacities to achieve our mission: Biologics available and affordable to all!! This job is the perfect opportunity to contribute to our mission and be impactful.

Join Us in Shaping the Future of Nucleic Acid Innovation: at Exothera and Univercells, Our mission is to make life-changing therapies available to all.

Are you ready to lead the charge in groundbreaking Nucleic Acid technology? We are on the lookout for a dynamic Technical Lead to spearhead our teams and ensure the seamless coordination of operational activities. As a key player, you’ll be the driving force behind the successful technology transfer of mRNA production processes and analytical activities.

Why Us:

  • Innovative Atmosphere: Be part of a team that thrives on pushing boundaries in Nucleic Acid production.
  • Global Impact: Contribute to the development of life-changing mRNA products for clinical trials and commercial use.
  • Continuous Growth: Shape the future of the industry by leading process improvements and embracing new technologies.


1. Team Coordination:

  • GMP & Non-GMP CDMO Activities: Plan and coordinate the efforts of our Nucleic Acid Production and Analytical teams to meet client project timelines.

2. Technical Leadership:

  • Customer Interaction: Act as the go-to person for technical queries from our valued customers.
  • Innovation Champion: Lead the development and transfer of cutting-edge mRNA products, collaborating with Discovery teams and ensuring seamless technology transfer.

3. Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement:

  • Process Troubleshooting: Support teams in addressing challenges, ensuring data integrity, and implementing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Scientific Excellence: Contribute to changes in production and analytical processes, staying ahead of market dynamics.

4. Project Delivery and Client Interaction:

  • Strategic Planning: Propose project delivery strategies aligned with client needs.
  • Pricing Model Expert: Contribute to pricing, proposal, and contract development, ensuring alignment with internal and external requirements.


Are You the One?

  • Educational Background: Engineering or MSc in Biotechnology/Process Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Industry Expert: Over 10 years in pharma GMP manufacturing, with a focus on Nucleic Acid production using single-use technology.
  • Innovative Thinker: Proven track record in process development, technology transfer, and MSAT.
  • Team Collaborator: Thrive in a team-oriented environment with exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Customer-Centric: Prioritize customer satisfaction, ensuring right-first-time solutions.
  • Agility: Resilience and agility in demanding environments; exposure to plant setting-up projects is a plus.
  • Communication Skills: Fluent in English. French is an asset.

Join us in revolutionizing Nucleic Acid technology. Shape the future with us!