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Process Engineer

Geel, Belgium Permanent Date posted 05/07/2024
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MSAT Process Engineer

  • Location: Geel, Belgium

About the job

Looking to launch your career at the cutting edge of healthcare? Join Sanofi for a chance to develop with mentoring and guidance from inspirational leaders while helping to make an impact on the lives of countless people worldwide. As Process Engineer in our Manufacturing Science & Analytical Technology (MSAT) Cell Culture team, you’ll provide technical support for biologics manufacturing. Your role will focus on the scale-up and tech transfer of commercial and late-stage clinical processes, process validation, regulatory support, and lifecycle management, including the continuous improvement of commercial processes.

Main responsibilities:

  • New Product Introductions: Facilitate technology transfers for clinical and commercial manufacturing processes of biological drug substances from development labs to GMP manufacturing with a specific focus on upstream processes.

  • Process Validation: Develop and execute strategies for initial process validation activities, including defining process control strategies and conducting process performance qualification.

  • Process Improvements: Identify enhancements to yield and process robustness and generate supportive data packages to support implementation at manufacturing scale.

  • Commercial Production Support: Provide data monitoring and trending of existing production processes, generate scientific/technical protocols and reports in support of significant changes, and support complex deviations to the production processes by contributing to root cause investigations and process/product impact assessments.

  • Weekend Support System: Participate in the rotational weekend support system in the MSAT cell culture lab.

About you

  • Experience: 3+ year relevant industrial experience

  • Soft and technical skills:

    • In-depth knowledge of cell culture techniques, industrial-scale bioreactors and cGMP/regulatory guidelines.

    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to solve complex problems and adapt to change.

    • Proactive, autonomous, and results-oriented with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    • Effective communicator with a positive attitude

    • International mindset and willingness to travel abroad for short-term assignments.

  • Education: PhD in Life Sciences, Chemical Engineering (or equivalent through experience)

  • Languages: Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral. Notions of Dutch and the motivation to develop the language skill further.

Why choose us?

  • Contribute to the production of life-saving medications that improve patient outcomes worldwide

  • Engage with a global network of professionals and benefit from a culture that promotes teamwork and mutual respect

  • Supportive work environment that values employee wellbeing and possibility of remote work arrangements to support work-life balance

  • Engage in cross-functional collaboration with research and development, manufacturing and quality teams to bring new therapies to the market

  • Drive innovation and implementation of state-of-the-art technologies to enhance operational performance


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At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

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