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.
The Downstream Processing (DSP) department is responsible for purification and formulation development of biopharmaceuticals and for the development of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). DSP plays a key role between different departments such as Upstream Processing, Analytical Development & Quality Control, and Medicinal & Protein Chemistry. Within the DSP department, you will work in a stimulating group of international researchers and actively take part in the development and optimization of purification and conjugation processes of biopharmaceutical proteins, and use several analytical screening methods. As a researcher, you will employ a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures to design robust purification and conjugation strategies for our biopharmaceuticals in close collaboration with your colleagues from other departments. In this position, you will be able to grow both in your personal and scientific skills.
Your letter of motivation and CV should show that you have:
· A bachelor’s / master’s degree in (bio)chemistry, (bio)process technology or a related subject
· Knowledge of chromatographic and ultrafiltration techniques
· Experience with biomolecules and purification development
· Experience in protein characterization using different analytical techniques such as U/HPLC, spectroscopic techniques, ELISA and electrophoresis technologies
· A good command of the English language (in writing and speaking).
In interviews you will be able to demonstrate that:
You can carry out assignments to develop new or improved techniques and procedures. You like to break new ground and you are creative in finding solutions. You carry out your work and report on it in a complete, accurate and structured manner. You are flexible, enthusiastic, pro-active and, moreover, a team player who is ready to take over other people’s work if necessary.
Please send your application before 7 February 2019. The first round of interviews will take place on 14 February 2019. The second round of interviews will take place on 21 February 2019.
Contract hours: at least 32 hours.
Salary: depending on experience.
For further information, please contact Daniëlle van Wijk or Bas Kokke, project leaders Downstream Processing at tel. +31 (0)24 - 372 77 00. If you are interested in this challenging position, we look forward to your application. You can apply via the apply button/link.