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  • Remote

Site Mondiale top speler in farmaceutische productie

Functie is onderdeel van een global specialistisch team

Working as a Microbiologist is really challenging if you can do this at an organization that is one of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies. From the Netherlands, in the North Brabant region, you can function as a senior specialist on global level. This organization develops and produces medicines for fertility, anesthesia and oncology. This employer offers an open, agile, collaborative culture and at the same time a Fortune 500 company with an international footprint that serves people in more than 140 markets.

The team
As a Microbiologist – internally called Senior Specialist Advanced Microbiology Group (AMG) – you are part of a multidisciplinary team during complex deviations. The team provides a pivotal contribution in microbiological related significant investigations with potential of significant discard risk, recall risk or supply disruption. The role has a global scope: Europe, Asia, US and South America. The team consists of 3 specialists and reports to the AMG Lead.

The job
The Microbiologist AMG executes quality risk assessments for commercial products and/or products in commercialization to detect potential risks on microbiological contamination. You drive development & validation projects for implementation of microbiological technology. You oversee the currently in-use microbiological control mechanisms (e.g., detection technologies) for commercial products and/or products in commercialization for all modalities. The Microbiologist AMG also delivers site support for recovery after a microbiological contamination and implements (improvement) projects to control risks on microbiological contamination.

Your activities

  • Writing microbiological technical assessments to support decision making on batches or production processes. Technical assessments can be part of risk assessments.
  • Involved in the choice of global new rapid method technology platforms for microbial contamination.
  • Drive and performs work for qualification and implementation of the technology in a harmonized way to secure efficient implementation at every site. You identify risks for the projects.
  • Make clear global business cases for every single project and collaboration with multiple global sites, academia and third parties.
  • Deliver microbiological support to sites online as well onsite. Analyzing of microbiology complex root causes on a global scale. Define the best practices to tackle those root causes and design quality control concepts to prevent incidents to happen.
  • Advice the manufacturing staff, quality staff and other related roles using improved control strategies in the manufacturing process. Provide advice in line with general standards of industry, governmental expectations and procedures and guidelines.
  • Focus on new available control technologies internationally available. Initiate and formulate proposals / business cases for control / quality improvement projects including deliverables and planning for the coordination and implementation of proposed improvements, in consultation with AMG lead, business unit staff, quality staff and external parties.
  • Ensure that all activities are performed and documented according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and that relevant international guidelines related to control/microbiology.

Your qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a scientific field, microbiology, virology or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in general and 3 years of relevant work experience in preferable global multidisciplinary teams. Knowledge and proved experience in working within GMP.
  • Broad knowledge of manufacturing, analytical development and validation processes and microbiology/virology with in-depth knowledge of analytics for microbiology detection and e.g., DNA testing.
  • Strong focus on quality, safety and compliance for microbiological risks in manufacturing. Innovative ability, the drive to continuously improve manufacturing network, a result driven mindset and strong project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch (required) and English.
  • The willingness to travel globally 10-20% of your working hours, depending on business needs.

The offer

  • Salary indication of € 75.000 – € 95.000 gross per annum (including 3% year-end bonus) depending on your academic degree(s) and years of relevant work experience.
  • Annual incentive plan of 10% (added bonus).
  • 35,5 days of leave and the possibility to buy even extra days.
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates.
  • Solid Pension plan.
  • Travel allowance for commuting.
  • Partially remote work/hybrid working policy.
  • Numerous trainings, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development.

How to apply?
NVDB Talent Solutions conducts the recruitment and selection process. Apply directly by uploading your resume via the application button. For more information, please send an email to: stefan.notermans@nvdb.nl.

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