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(Junior) Technician Vector Production

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Position
MeiraGTx Netherlands is seeking a motivated (junior) technician to join our team. He/she will be involved in the production of new AAV-based vectors targeting different diseases. These vectors are produced for current and new projects and external collaborations, with the aim to develop new product candidates for clinical testing.
The technician’s main responsibility is to produce research grade vectors and the activities include both upstream (USP) and downstream (DSP) processing tasks. Also, when needed, the technician will perform quality control and in vitro characterization tests using molecular, biochemical and cell culture techniques. Furthermore the technician will assist in improving processes in our laboratories. The technician will have a unique opportunity to contribute to global projects at MeiraGTx.

Key responsibilities:

The (junior) technician will be responsible for the accurate and reliable execution of viral vector production tasks that are assigned to him/her, and analytical testing of starting materials, intermediate and final vector product according to production planning.

Profile

Qualifications:
• MLO/HLO level or equivalent in Lifesciences, Biotechnology or related fields, and preferably one to two years work experience.
• Experience with cell culture, preferably with production and purification of viruses. Experience with suspension cultures is preferred.
• Experience with molecular, biological and biochemical techniques including qPCR and ELISA, is preferred.
• Good communication and social skills
• Accurate, pro-active and well-organized
• Ability to thrive in a demanding, fast-paced environment
• Good documentation skills
• Flexible, positive, and professional attitude
• Proficient in English

Preferred skills:
• Ability to write standard operating procedures and work instructions
• Experience working in a gene therapy/biotech company with similar responsibilities is a plus
• Experience with AAV production and characterization

Benefits

MeiraGTx Netherlands offers the opportunity to work in an exciting and entrepreneurial environment. We allow you to grow within an organization that encourages talent, and that supports the development of its employees and fuels excellence. We are project focused and have built a culture with a high degree of personal empowerment. Our energetic and enthusiastic employees participate in and influence the long-term growth of MeiraGTx.

Company profile

MeiraGTx Netherlands B.V. is an Amsterdam based biopharmaceutical company developing local gene therapy for different indications. The company specializes in the development of viral gene therapy vectors, in particular adeno-associated virus (AAV) based therapeutics. Our goal is to develop potentially curative treatments for patients living with serious diseases. Several product candidates are in the discovery and development phase. MeiraGTx Netherlands B.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MeiraGTx Holdings plc. With sites in New York, London, Shannon and Amsterdam, our global footprint provides us the opportunity to partner with leading institutions around the world, allowing us to deepen our understanding of diseases and their progression.

Contact

For questions related to the position, and/or to apply, please send your full resume and motivation by e-mail to Anouk Veneboer, manager operations, e-mail: Anouk.Veneboer@meiragtx.com / Address: Paalbergweg 2, 1105 AG Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
(Junior) Technician Vector Production

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