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The Formulation Scientist is responsible to lead late stage formulation activities related to drug delivery systems used for delivery of nucleic acids to different organs and cells and bring those formulations to the clinic.

The formulation scientist has the knowledge and hands-on techniques for stability and manufacturing feasibility assessment of delivery systems,and sufficient knowledge of Good Manufacturing Systems for medicinal products for human use. The candidate will be part of internal multidisciplinary project teams. He/She will be part of process development team.

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eTheRNA groups team members who are all passionate about mRNA technology and who wish to contribute to the development of truly innovative immunotherapies that can help millions of patients by combatting their disease.

Manufacturing

General Job Description
The Material Planner will be responsible for the inventory/stock management of eTheRNA immunotherapies NV. He or she will work in close collaboration with internal stakeholders (production, QA, QC, process development, etc.) and will invest in solid supplier partnerships.

Responsibilities and Duties
The Material Planner’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:
  • Planning/forecasting materials on short and mid long term, including cash out planning, based on production planning and research and development activities
  • Based on this forecast, ordering materials and follow up the logistic flow (receipt of goods, release of goods, stock management, etc.)
  • Regular contact with suppliers to obtain competitive prices and follow up on new regulations and improvements
  • Prepare price negotiation data
  • Close collaboration with internal stakeholders/customers (production, quality control, quality assurance, process development)
  • Preparation and maintaining of material specifications
  • Taking care of optimal balance between inventory level and working capital
  • On site stock control on a regular basis
  • Implement and maintain MRP software
  • Waste management (all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal
  • Maintenance of supplier certificates
  • Follow training in adequacy with the function
Job Requirements
Education
  • Min. A2 in logistical or economical grade
Experience
  • Experience in stock management or purchasing
  • Experience in MRP software and BI tools (reporting)
  • Experience in a GMP environment is a plus
Other Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
  • Quality minded, rigorous, autonomous and customer oriented
  • Ability to foster teamwork and a collaborative atmosphere
  • Communicative
  • Hands-on
  • Well organized, well-structured, hands-on, result focused
  • Accurate
  • Problem solver
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and able to multitask
  • Ability to set priorities and take initiative
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • High proficiency in Excel

  • Our Offer
  • An exciting job in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with room for personal development
  • Employment contract of unlimited duration with a competitive salary package
  • Working in a nice office with nice colleagues in Niel (between Antwerpen & Mechelen)
General Job Description
The Aseptic Production Associate is responsible for preparing equipment and materials for production in an aseptic clean room environment. According to cGMP requirements, the Aseptic Production Associate will perform routine and specialised laboratory operations in the production of active pharmaceutical ingredient and drug products. He or she prepares and reviews batch documentation and needs to participate in process deviations while ensuring GMP compliance.

Responsibilities and Duties
The Production Associate’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:
  • Primary responsibilities will be to perform, under general supervision, a variety of routine and specialized laboratory operations in the production of mRNA based pharmaceutical products (API and vaccines) according to cGMP requirements, to current procedures and to batch records
  • Document and report data and results in accordance with the current procedures and GMP requirements
  • Maintain the production area according to the procedures and instructions,
  • Follow training in adequacy with the function
  • Perform on regular intervals routine maintenance, calibration, qualification activities
  • Warn the supervisor in case of problems, analyze the data, help in troubleshooting and propose technical solutions
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new techniques
  • Assist in the technology transfer from third parties (customers and/or development partners)
  • Draft production procedures, report forms and protocols
  • Ensuring inspection-readiness
Job Requirements
Education
  • Professional BS in Laboratory Techniques or BS/MS in biology, (bio)medicine or life sciences or related field or equivalent relevant laboratory experience.
Experience
  • Minimum of two years of relevant laboratory experience (can be both academic or industrial) in the field of immunology and cell biology
  • Broad technical expertise and mastering of several laboratory techniques;
  • Working knowledge of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and/or lab quality assurance practices is a plus
Other Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
  • Detail-oriented and accurate in following instructions, record keeping and completion of reports;
  • Affinity with GMP guidelines and working in a quality-oriented environment;
  • Able to perform experimental trouble-shooting and propose technical solutions;
  • Good organizational capacities and detailed documentation practices;
  • Good knowledge of English;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Well organized, well-structured, hands-on, result focused;
  • Able to work under stringent time lines;
  • Ability to foster teamwork and a collaborative atmosphere;
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and able to multitask;
  • Understanding of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Our Offer
  • An exciting job in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with room for personal development;
  • Employment contract of unlimited duration with a competitive salary package.
  • Working in a nice office with nice colleagues between Antwerpen and Mechelen

Contact our HR responsable for more info : careers@etherna.be

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Discovery

General Job Description
The group leader mRNA vaccine discovery will join the discovery team focused on developing mRNA-based therapeutic and prophylactic vaccines. He/she will report into the head of Discovery.
The group leader is a highly innovative and experienced scientist with expertise in the design of nucleic acid-based vaccines, in antigen discovery and with a strong knowledge of immunology and vaccinology. The candidate will be part of internal multidisciplinary project teams, will interface with collaborators and present results internally and externally. Applicants should be outstanding scientists, collaborative team members and leaders and excellent communicators.

Responsibilities and Duties
The Group Leader mRNA Vaccine Discovery’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:
  • Advancing therapeutic and prophylactic mRNA vaccine candidates from early discovery to IND-enabling studies
  • Lead a team of senior scientists, scientists and research associates
  • Build/expand the team with excellent scientists, bringing in new competences
  • Propose novel vaccine targets aligned with eTheRNA’s overall strategy
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams within the eTheRNA ecosystem, interact with collaborators and CROs to progress candidates from discovery to IND-enabling studies.
  • Maintain expertise in the fields of therapeutic vaccines and prophylactic vaccines, primarily in oncology and infectious disease, through literature, networking and attendance of relevant meetings
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and interactions with supporting functions.
  • Drive scientific and technical innovation
  • Provide scientific expertise, guidance and strategy to successfully bring programs to Go/No Go decisions
  • Participate in authorship of scientific publications and patent applications
  • Secure grant financing
  • Presenting results internally and externally
  • Ability to lead by example in the laboratory – a ‘hands-on’ scientist
Job Requirements
Education
  • PhD in a life science-oriented discipline (e.g. bio-engineering, biotechnology, medicine, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences)
Experience
  • 3 years of relevant experience in a fast-paced biotech or pharmaceutical environment
  • Experience of delivery of results in a small company environment
  • Strong background in immunology, vaccinology, cancer immunotherapy. Additional background in infectious diseases vaccines is considered a plus
  • Expertise in nucleic vaccines (e.g. viral vectors, self-amplifying RNA, pDNA) is required
  • Expertise in systems biology approaches is considered a plus
  • Demonstrated track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement in the areas of immunology, vaccinology or oncology as demonstrated by high impact publications and patents
  • History of leading and contributing scientifically to discovery research programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex data sets in a clear manner to internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Strong academic and industry network in immuno-oncology and/or vaccinology
Other Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated strong management, leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Highly flexible, willingness to build teams and competences
  • Ability to solve problems and execute on initiatives
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with R&D teams
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation
  • Well organized, well-structured, hands-on
  • Ability to foster teamwork and a collaborative atmosphere
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and able to multitask
  • Ability to set priorities and take initiative and be pro-active
  • Fluent in English

  • Our Offer
  • An exciting job in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment with room for personal development
  • Employment contract of unlimited duration with a competitive salary package
  • Working in a nice office with state-of-the-art lab equipment in Ghent (Zwijnaarde) and nice colleagues

Contact our HR responsable for more info : careers@etherna.be

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