Expert Scientist, Downstream - mRNA Drug Substance

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Molecular Biology
  3. Belgium
Wavre, Belgium
Posting date: 21 Sep 2023

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Proclinical are collaborating with a pharmaceutical organisation who are currently looking for an individual to join their team. This role is on a permanent basis. The opening position is for a Scientist, Downstream.


  • Serve as a representative for DS in cross-functional program teams when necessary as well as translate project objectives into actionable plans.
  • Guide internalisation of a pre-established downstream mRNA vaccine platform from an external partner, as well as mature its sturdiness, scalability, and characterisation for late phase CMC development and commercial manufacturing, monitoring more junior scientists.
  • Be in front of the latest quality and regulatory leadership to assist with project documentation and quickened CMC proposals.
  • You will design and implement the development of purification procedures, scale-down models and process characterisation utilising DOE principles for mRNA manufacturing and tech transfer to GMP facilities on firm timelines.
  • The ideal candidate will be instrumental to forming mRNA platform documentation and workflows, as well as integration within the upstream, analytical, and any other transversal teams within the international platform.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to an advanced degree level within molecular biology, biotechnology, bioengineering, chemical engineering, or a similar scientific discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience within chromatography and any other purification practices, for example: tangential flow filtration (TFF) and related instrumentation, for example: AKTA chromatography systems and Unicorn software.
  • Exhibited experience within the industry handling bioprocess development (ideally at late-phase) and process technology transfer for large biomolecules using QbD principles.
  • Able to resolve issues by thinking critically.
  • Familiarity with preparative reverse phase HPLC (RP-HPLC).

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please Patrick Turbidy on +44 203 530 5120.

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