Scientist for MSAT Fermentation Lab

AJ Vaccines

Nov 2nd, 2022

We are looking for a committed and motivated fermentation scientist to support our vaccine production lines and develop our production processes. If you have experience with fermentation in development or production scale, you may be our new partner in saving lives worldwide.

The team Responsibilities and Ambitions

Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) is a department that supports our production by optimizing or developing new processes and participating in various investigations and trouble shootings. You will join a department that consists of 8 laboratory technicians, 6 scientists, a team leader and a director. You will be part of the scientist group that is responsible for the experimental design and documentation part of the laboratory experiments. We have a busy day, with many different tasks that we solve together – it is a priority for us that we help and listen to each other.

Our laboratories have very high safety requirements, as we work with pathogenic organisms and substances, which means that risk assessments, containment and Personal-Protective-Equipment are part of our working day.

We are a team that supports each other every day and focus on getting better together. We pride ourselves in our abilities to collaborate and bounce ideas off of each other while maintaining a high degree of professionalism. We also continuously explore new areas of focus and look to expand our competencies for the team going forward.

Your Work Tasks

Together with your collegues, you will get to work with the daily operation of the Fermentation laboratory as well as be a contact point for the bacterial vaccine productions.

The tasks in our department are diverse, and your primary tasks will be:

  • Planning and execution of fermentation studies, in collaboration with laboratory technicians and scientist collegues.
  • Performing raw material evaluation and testing (Growth Promotion Tests)
  • Clear communication to stakeholders, relating to the fermentation lab deliverables
  • Acquiring and communicating process knowledge
  • Supporting AJV’s production units by contributing with scientific/process knowledge
  • Participating as SME in various projects, root cause analysis, batch consequence assessments, etc.
  • Supporting production units in drafting various quality documentation such as, risk assessments, batch records, tech transfer reports, and PV protocols/reports

Our laboratory is not subject to GMP requirements however, experience with GMP production will be an advantage.

Who are You?
We expect you to hold a degree in engineering, biotechnology, chemistry or similar. with experience in developing bacterial fermentation processes, or experience from fermentation/upstream biologics production.

We need to increase and update our production so there’s a lot to see to now and in the years to come. It is therefore necessary that you can maintain an overview while you are working with several different tasks and are open to learning new things. You have a desire to work in a responsible and professional way in close collaboration with your team colleagues.

We expect you to have at least 3 years’ experience working with at least one of the following

  • Bacterial fermentation processes
  • R&D (lab) scale/pilot-scale bioreactors
  • GMP biologics production

In addition, it will be beneficial if you have:

  • Knowledge of statistical experimental design
  • Knowledge of growth media optimation
  • Flexibilty in relation to work tasks and solution-oriented
  • Good English language skills
  • Structured and systematic working manners
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with all professional groups

We Offer
An exciting and challenging job in a company with high professionalism and great commitment. You will be part of a motivated and socially well-functioning team with a strong sense of team spirit and lots of humor and smiles each working day.

You will have the opportunity to take responsibility for a wide range of tasks and the opportunity for personal and professional development.

Would you Like to Know More?
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Kasper Rud on 3170 4686 [email protected] or Line Schouw Larsen 2684 7089 [email protected]

If you recognize yourself in the role as Scientist for MSAT Fermentation lab at AJ Vaccines, apply as soon as possible – and no later than 30.11.2022 – as we look forward to reading your application. We will continuously invite candidates for screening and interviews.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach AJ Vaccines directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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