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Bioprocessing And Cell Culture Specialist

Pure Biologics Inc. is solid and quickly developing biotech company located in one of the most beautiful and perspective cities in Europe. We work on treatment of lifestyle diseases using cutting-edge technology. The company laboratory area is over 600m2 furnished with state-of-the-art equipment for biochemical and biophysical analysis (DNA aptamers, proteins), cell and bacterial cultures, protein production and storage systems. Pure Biologics has acquired substantial public and private funding to support its efforts aimed towards the development of new biologic drugs in the field of immunooncology and rare diseases.


Pure Biologics Inc. is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a position of:


Bioprocessing And Cell Culture Specialist


This position brings together daily work in cell biology laboratory and conceptual work to improve technology of protein production. If you feel eager to support the growth of the company with your knowledge and experience in bioproduction, we welcome your application.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Routine laboratory work with adherent and suspension cell cultures (cell growth, viability assays, clonal selection, etc.)
  • Production of cells for manufacturing of antibodies for therapeutic use
  • Performing high volume (>5L) mammalian cell cultures
  • Seeding and maintaining bioreactors
  • Collecting and analyzing media samples with bioanalyzer
  • Updating, sending out and archiving bioreactor process reports
  • Maintaining a high level of productivity in the lab, with clear, accurate and timely documentation
  • Working independently as well as in cross-functional teams


Basic qualifications:


  • A relevant degree in life sciences discipline (e.g. MSc in Biology, Biotechnology)
  • A working knowledge and practical experience with aseptic techniques
  • Industry experience working with cell culture in a preparative or semi-preparative scale
  • Technical experience in developing animal cell culture-based processes and assays
  • High personal culture and work ethics


Preferred qualifications:


  • Proficiency in using design of experiments (DOE) in media and process optimization
  • Hands-on experience in establishing and production optimization in mammalian expression models (CHO, 293 cell lines and derivatives) is highly desirable
  • Hands-on experience in yeast culture (Pichia pastoris, Pichia pink) is an advantage
  • Experience in operation of bioreactors is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of various equipment and high-tech solutions for protein production is an advantage
  • A working knowledge and practical experience with GMP, GLP or ISO standards



The company offers:


  • Access to private medical care and subsidized life insurance
  • Opportunities for constant professional and personal development
  • Participation in trainings, workshops, conferences
  • Friendly work environment
  • Access to Multisport activity card
  • Fresh fruits every Tuesday and soft drinks 24/7
  • Cinema tickets for those who commute to work by bike


We encourage all interested applicants to submit an application using the FORM. Please submit the documents in English (CV and a cover letter). The deadline for submitting applications is 31/05/2019. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.