Cell Culture Technician

About Synthon

Synthon is an international pharmaceutical company, and a leader in the field of generic human medicines. Founded in 1991, Synthon has been working in biotechnology since 2007 and is developing rapidly into a specialty pharmaceutical company. Our mission is to make healthcare more affordable and to increase access to important medicines through the provision of high quality generics and new biological and chemical entities - specifically in the therapeutic areas of oncology and autoimmune diseases. Currently our products are approved by regulatory agencies in more than 90 countries and marketed through strategic partnerships and – in dedicated areas – through direct sales.

Synthon’s head office is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the company has affiliates in eight other countries. In 2017, it recorded a turnover of EUR 240 million. The company employs around 1,900 staff of whom over 500 work in Nijmegen.

We are interested in result-oriented people with a sharp mind and entrepreneurial spirit, who can contribute to what we do best: delivering affordable and innovative medicines to those in need.

Job profile

As an analyst supporting Cell Line Development, you will be part of a team that is responsible for the generation of production cell lines for projects related to biopharmaceutical products. Your activities will consist of planning and executing mammalian cell culture experiments and reporting on them. You will contribute to many aspects of the generation of antibody-producing cell lines, including culturing, screening and selection of many clones and execution of analytical assays (e.g. Octet, Guava).
You will join a stimulating group of international researchers in a very collaborative environment. In this group, your personal and your scientific growth are encouraged and developed.

Your profile

Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:
· A bachelor’s degree in cell biology or a related subject
· A proven background in mammalian cell culture, preferably with different suspension cell lines
· Experience in documentation of research data
· A good command of the English language (in speaking and writing).

Experience in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry environment is a plus.

In the interviews you will be able to demonstrate that:
You are enthusiastic and you feel at ease in a dynamic environment. You are flexible and can work accurately both in a team and individually. You communicate clearly; you can get your thoughts, ideas and knowledge across in a constructive way. You enjoy hands-on work. Your planning and organizational skills allow you to have an overview of the necessary work and you are able to meet deadlines.

Important dates

Please send your application before 25 January 2019. The first round of interviews will take place on 4 February 2019. The second round of interviews will take place on 11 February 2019.

Information and application

Contract hours: preferably full time.
Salary: depending on experience.
Location: Nijmegen.

For further information, please contact Jan Schouten or Stefanie Bartels (both project leader Cell Line Development) at tel. 024 - 372 77 00. If you are interested in this challenging position, we look forward to your application.

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