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Senior Cell Culture Specialist (GMP, pharma)

Are you a senior in the field of cell culture (HEK293, A549)? Are you looking for a new challenge where you help a more junior team with your expertise and take the output of the team to the next level? Well then we are looking for you!

Job Description

Within the cell culture department we are looking for a motivated and experienced technician to strengthen the cell culture team.
The team is responsible for maintaining different cell lines that are used for assays and production of cell line quality.


  • Ensuring that a high level of Quality is maintained in the department.
  • Performing of cell-based assays (control cell & Growth promotion testing).
  • Culturing of cells (e.g. A549, HEK293), to keep cells maintained for assays and projects.
  • Being the lead in Quality investigations
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement within the department.
  • Accurate completion of documentation such as assay run sheets (ARS), laboratory notebooks and logbooks.
  • Actively participate in setting up documentation to ensure compliance.
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects that progresses the department in quality, EHS and efficiency gain.


  • At least in possession of a BSc or MSc in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and/or protein chemistry or related fields.
  • A proven track record of at least 5-10 years of cell culture experience.
  • Confident enough to be the cell culture specialist in the team and coach/ train his/her colleagues on content level
  • Experience working in a GMP environment is strongly preferred
  • Experience with A549 and HEK293 cells are strong advantages.
  • Be comfortable with routine activities.
  • Experience with quality and laboratory systems such as, trackWise, DMS and eLIMS is considered as a pre


  • Contract: 1 year via Oxford, realistic long- term perspective
  • Salary: €3000- €4000 gross monthly based on a full-time position
  • Holidays: 25
  • Working hours: full-time, 32h is possible but not preferred
  • Region: Leiden
  • Vacancy number: 17139

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Oxford is always looking for talent with expertise in Biotechnology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Virology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Life Science, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Petrochemistry and Diagnostics. We are keen to meet candidates who have experience in one or more of the following techniques: USP (Upstream Processing) DSP (Downstream Processing), Bioprocesses, virus culture, cell culture, ELISA, FACS, Western Blot, SDS-page, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, cloning, sequencing, protein purification, purification, HPLC, UPLC, chromatography, physical chemistry, viscosity, melting point, pourpoint, pH, XRF, GC, GC-MS, LC, LC-MS, ICP ICP-MS, AAS, UV, titrations, Karl Fisher, formulation, sterility, determinations, bioburden, environmental monitoring, LIMS, GMP, GLP, GCP, GDP, ISO17025.

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