Scientist Vector Development - Amsterdam

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Active since 16-04-2018 Job category Pharmacy
Location Amsterdam Level Professional
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type -
Hours 40 Salary Competitive
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uniQure is dedicated to bring innovative therapies for unmet medical needs to patients. In doing so each function in uniQure is directly or indirectly responsible for the lives of patients. This responsibility should be part of our day-to-day working life by (i) living up to high quality standards and (ii) by recognizing the sense of urgency in areas of high medical need.

The Vector Development Group has two functions and responsibilities (a) exploring and implementing new AAV-based vectors and production technologies, as well as (b) exploring new technologies for the analytical characterization of AAV products. Those two areas are major contributors to the quality of our AAV-based products as well as value generators by delivering new technologies. The activities are supporting the whole scope of AAV product development and should lead to alternative and/or improved AAV-based vector systems.

Key result areas (major duties, accountabilities and responsibilities):

  • To develop and characterize next generation AAV vector production methods
  • To develop new assays for the molecular, biochemical and biophysical characterization of AAV and the fundamental components of the production platform
  • To drive continuous development and improvement of AAV vectors through rational design and directed evolution
  • To rationally design and evaluate strategies that may increase the production yield, quality, potency and infectivity of uniQure’s vectors.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • PhD (molecular biology, virology, biochemistry).
  • Proven scientific experience, preferably trained within the field of molecular biology, gene therapy, virology, biochemistry
  • Experience with working in a fast changing and demanding environment, willing and able to act a pro-actively.
  • Knowledge about the design of analytical methods
  • Ability to present and report his/her findings in a clear and structured way
  • Practical management skills: Good practical planning and organizing skills

Core competencies:

  • Creativity and explorative thinking
  • Good communication skills
  • Persistent
  • Pro-active, flexible, professional
  • Able to manage technical employees. This includes accountability for the performance and results of the direct reports.
  • Able to organize and write appropriate documentation e.g. study plans/reports
  • Able to quickly adapt focus to changing priorities
  • Able to solve day-to-day problems and to take responsibility for decisions
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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Pharmacy
Industry / Industries Biotechnology
Region Netherlands
Keywords Process Development

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Name Marsha Lemmers