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Bio-Process Engineering Pharma (USP/DSP)

Do you have several years of experience in a USP/DSP setting as a chemical or (bio)process engineer and are you looking for the next step in your career? Then we have a great stepping stone for you, where you will play a vital role in optimizing pharmaceutical processes.

Job description

You will be working in a state-of-the-art vaccines GMP manufacturing facility where vaccines against infectious diseases are produced. As a Bio-process Engineer you provide support in process engineering and controls, conduct activities related to the implementations of these new processes. This includes research current and emerging technologies as well as evaluating different factors that are involved in this (cost, quality, capabilities and alternatives).


  • Participate in comprehensive engineering activities to develop and implement effective, high quality processes using industry standard design methods to reduce production risk and increase manufacturability.
  • Executes moderately complex design reviews and supplies feedback for improvements in manufacturability.
  • Assesses equipment, material, and process performance to achieve the overall process yield goals. Performs vendor searches and equipment evaluation to ensure adequate capability to produce quality products in required quantities at an effective cost.
  • Facilitates experiments and capability studies, develops process specifications, and supports design of process equipment.
  • Evaluates and advises on the selection of suitable equipment for optimized process performance.
  • Analysis of (new) systems and equipment with the intent of improving yield, process times and/or change over times.
  • Edits and publishes process documentation and training materials for processes, materials, and equipment.


  • A minimum a bachelor degree in chemical engineering, process engineering or bioprocess engineering
  • At least 3-5 years of work experience
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Pharmaceutical and/or bio processing principles typically used in Upstream and Downstream processing for vaccines manufacturing (bioreactors & filtration systems)
  • Design experience and working knowledge of automatic bulk filling systems
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and industry guidelines (GMP, NEN3140, VCA, CE)


  • Employment: temporary contract with prospect of a permanent contract
  • Salary indication: from € 4000 to € 6500
  • Working hours: 40 hours per week
  • Location: Leiden region

Vacancy number; 16547