FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR CELL THERAPY AND IMMUNOLOGY IZI
WOULD YOU WELCOME THE CHANCE TO ENHANCE YOUR PROVEN EXPERTISE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURE OF ADENO-ASSOCIATED VECTORS (AAV) WITHIN AN ENVIRONMENT OF IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS? AT FRAUNHOFER, WE HAVE AN EXCITING OPENING IN THE FIELD OF GMP DEVELOPMENT FOR A
HEAD OF PROJECT GROUP FOR GMP PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AND GMP PRODUCTION OF VECTORS
The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) undertakes research and develops specific solutions at the intersection point of medicine, biosciences and engineering sciences. One of our main activities involves commissioned research for biotechnological, pharmaceutical and medical engineering companies as well as hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and research facilities. The GMP Development Unit/ATMP Design is concerned with the development and optimisation of processes and methods in support of the production and quality control of medicines linked to new therapies (tissue engineering products, somatic cell therapy, gene therapy) as well as adeno-associated vectors (AAV). We have a clear vision of the direction in which our GMP Development Unit/ATMP Design needs to develop. Now it is up to you to support the team through this process.
What you can expect
You will perform your tasks at the central, interdisciplinary interface of engineering, medicine and biology. In particular, the position will involve the coordination of activities aimed at the GMP process development and GMP production of biomolecules (especially vectors) within the GMP Development Unit/ATMP Design.
We welcome the following qualifications
Several years’ industrial experience, degree in a scientific discipline (biology, biological engineering, pharmaceutical) or similar field, completed doctorate
Industrial and academic network (national and international) with proven track record in securing project funding
Long-standing expertise in the GMP production of vectors
High level of expertise in the development of vector cell lines, relevant upstream and downstream processes and filling/finishing processes to the benchmark for clinical studies
Extensive knowledge of the legal foundations governing the manufacture of vectors (e.g. AMWHV, AMG, GMP guidelines)
Profound technical and scientific knowledge, strong interest in process establishment/optimisation and GMP processes
Experience in quality assurance and the compilation of development plans and reports
Strong command of English at negotiating level
Experience in managing employees
Your approach to work will be autonomous, structured and dependable in the extreme. If you are also highly motivated with outstanding organisational skills, assertiveness and the ability to keep on top of things – even under time pressure – we look forward to hearing from you. As you take leadership of an ambitious production team in the vector field, you will assume responsibility for smooth processes, project acquisition, scientific and technological prominence and internal and external networking for yourself and your team.
We also offer:
Vocational and personal development opportunities that will allow you to indulge your interests and explore new subject areas
Good work-life balance with flexible working hours
Help with reconciling family and professional life
Wide-ranging sporting options and healthcare services
Personal development through the acquisition of new qualifications
What you can expect from us
Your place of work will be Leipzig.
Appointment, remuneration and social benefits are based on the TVöD (collective bargaining agreement for public servants). Fraunhofer can also offer variable performance-related pay components.
The post is limited to two years in the first instance; continued employment according to project work is possible.
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates. We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.
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