Ajankohtaista

Team Leads for Downstream Drug Product

15.5.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

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We at FinVector are looking for Team Leads for Downstream and Drug Product teams!

Our Manufacturing department consists of 4 manufacturing streams and supportive operations. In Downstream we perform the purification of different virus products by using different filtration and chromatographic purification methods that are selected during the process development.  Drug Product team is focusing on aseptic fill and finish activities, such as formulation, filling and packaging operations  as well as preliminary preparation (washing, autoclaving) processes.

Your daily tasks consists of:

  • Your main responsibility is to lead a team of Specialists and/or Operators
  • Supervising production activities. You ensure that production activities comply with appropriate current GMP, safety and cost standards
  • Manage all related personnel actions in your area of responsibility, including setting of objectivities, motivating and training.
  • Implement production priorities based on established weekly schedule and make daily assignments: shift schedules, resource planning, ensuring requisition of materials, and equipment maintenance
  • Interpret specifications and make judgements about the acceptability of production in process
  • Follow-up on CAPAs and deviations to identify root causes, avoid overdue closure and re-occurrence
  • Review and approve cGMP documentation on the area of responsibility

Your profile:

  • A degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Engineering, Biosciences or other related field
  • Previous experience in pharmaceutical industry, experience in aseptic and/or GMP-work is a plus
  • Able to set direction, define suitable course of action, and delegate responsibilities in a practical manner.
  • Proficient at planning ,efficient in time management and good at organizing needed resources
  • A systematic and precise working method but also open for changes and development
  • Capable of producing clear, easily understandable and accurate documentation in English
  • Good at building relations within the organization and communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Preferably earlier experience in managerial position
  • Most importantly, as a Team Lead you need to have passion for people and inspire, support and develop your team!

Our Manufacturing department is working in shifts, but you would be mainly working during normal office hours with flexi time arrangement.

We offer you active and lively work community with highly skilled and experienced personnel in gene therapy manufacturing. We provide you a wide induction training, a warm welcome and a possibility for personal development.

Please apply by 18 May!

For more information, please contact Elisa Kajander (Downstream) tel. 044-5019513 or Henri Sormunen (Drug Product) tel. 040-7770677. You’ll reach Elisa and Henri on weekdays during office hours.

SSB mukana LUOTI-päivässä!

23.3.2022 | Ajankohtaista

Suomen Solubiologit ry oli tukemassa tänä vuonna Kuopion ja Joensuun luonnontieteilijöiden työelämäpäivää eli LUOTI-päivää, joka järjestettiin 26.-27.1.2022!

Mahtavaa, että SSB sai olla mukana tapahtumassa, joka kokoaa yhteen opiskelijat ja alojen yritykset, tukee opiskelijoiden työelämätaitoja, esittelee uravaihtoehtoja ja tarjoaa verkostoitumismahdollisuuksia.

Suomen Solubiologit ry esittäytymässä vuoden 2022 Luoti-päivässä.

Scientist / Senior Scientist

24.1.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www.sympahr.net/public/pq.aspx?1e24f379&lang=en-US

We are currently looking to recruit a competent Senior Scientist / Scientist to strengthen our Vector Platform, Downstream team! We are searching for a skilled process developer for biological products.

Vector Platform Team is responsible for gene therapy virus vector productions and process development (Adeno, Lenti, AAV).

Your responsibilities will include…

  • Laboratory experiments related to virus production and downstream process development (develop, optimize and scale-up/scale-out virus purification processes)
  • Designing of the experiments, data analysis and interpretation of the results
  • Generating and maintaining of Research and Development documentation
  • Providing scientific and technological expertise and supervise KCT downstream personnel in lab


You could be the person if…

  • You are individual with a strong scientific and technological expertise
  • You produce clear, accurate and easily understandable documentation in English
  • You have good laboratory hands-on experience and you are able to share your expertise with others and open to learn new techniques
  • You have systematic, analytical and critical thinking skills required for biological data interpretation and capability to make decisions based on the data
  • You are striving to understand science and have good attention to details
  • You are able to innovate new ideas, approaches and views. You also enjoy developing yourself
  • Your work style is independent but also you’ll be able to work in team (also as in a supervisor role)

In order to succeed, you should have a degree in the fields of biosciences or biotechnology and some previous working experience with viral vectors/proteins and processes/purification. PhD or MSc with several year work experience with e.g. Virology, Bioscience, Biotechnology is considered as an advantage. The nature of the development work requires ability to cope with changing situations and a mind-set willing to face and overcome challenges by can-do attitude. It is an advantage if you already have some experience in aseptic or GMP-work and/or you have knowledge on quality systems.

The official language at KCT is English, and good oral and writing skills are required to succeed in everyday work. Basic computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft office tools are required. The vacancy is permanent. We hope that you are able to join our team as agreed in February or March.

We offer modern facilities, inspiring atmosphere and a skilful motivated team. Our goal is to develop new gene and cell therapy products and processes for the future. We have extensive occupational health-care and working with us, you are entitled to good employment benefits, such as extensive occupational health-care and we support your physical and cultural free-time activities. We provide you wide initial training and a warm welcome. KCT is located in vibrant Kuopio, which offers a safe living environment, friendly atmosphere and clean nature.

Visit www.kct.fi or find us from LinkedIn. Please send your CV and application via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 14th February 2022. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate. For further information, please contact Vector Platform Manager Eevi Lipponen, eevi.lipponen(at)kct.fi.

Downstream Specialists

16.1.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www.sympahr.net/public/pq.aspx?623af2a7&lang=en-US

We keep growing and we are now looking for Downstream Specialists to reinforce our Manufacturing team.

Downstream is one of the four Manufacturing Streams. Downstream team focuses on the purification of the drug substance. We use chromatographic and filtration purification methods in our biological manufacturing process. The process itself is run by programmed production equipment.

Your primary responsibilities as Specialist include documentation of GMP operations and performing manufacturing operations hands-on in cleanroom environment according current GMP guidelines. The focus of documentation is on SOPs, deviations, change controls and CAPAs. You will also be the first support contact for the manufacturing operators.

It is an advantage if you already have some experience in GMP-work and/or you have knowledge on quality systems.

You could be the person if..

  • You enjoy the combination of hands-on work and documentation.
  • You produce clear, easily understandable and accurate documentation in English.
  • Your working style is precise and you achieve objectives set to you in a timely manner.
  • You pay attention to details but you also easily manage entities.
  • You want to develop yourself and become an expert in your own field.

In order to succeed, you would need a degree in the field of biotechnology, engineering, biochemistry, chemistry or any other related field of study.

As a person, we would like you to be open-minded towards new challenges and spread good team spirit. You also need to communicate fluently both in written and spoken English.

Our Manufacturing team is working in shifts.

Your employment is permanent and we would like you to start preferably in February. We offer you active and lively work community with highly skilled and experienced personnel in gene therapy manufacturing. Working with us, you are entitled to good employment benefits, such as extensive occupational health-care and we support your physical and cultural free-time activities. We provide you wide initial training and a warm welcome. FinVector is located in vibrant Kuopio, which offers a safe living environment, friendly atmosphere and clean nature.

Apply by 24th January!

For more information, please contact Team Lead Johanna Hiltunen tel. 044 430 4674 or Vesa Huusko tel. 040 736 4399 on Wednesday to Friday during 11:00-15:00.

Yliopisto-opettaja, biolääketiede

16.1.2022 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=16&id=000012282&lang=fi

Haemme lääketieteen laitokselle yliopisto-opettajaa. Työ sijoittuu Kuopion kampukselle ja alkaa 01.06.2022. Lue lisää alta, ja hae viimeistään 31.01.2022. (Hakuajan jatkaminen)

Tehtävä ja palkkaus 

Biolääketieteen yliopisto-opettajan tehtävässä työskentelet lääketieteen laitoksen biolääketieteen yksikössä, Kuopion kampuksella. Laitos kuuluu terveystieteiden tiedekuntaan. Lisätietoja yksikkömme toiminnasta löydät verkkosivuiltamme  https://www.uef.fi/fi/yksikko/biolaaketieteen-yksikko

Yliopisto-opettajan (biolääketiede) tehtäviin kuuluu

  • opetustehtävät biolääketieteen kandidaatti- ja maisterivaiheen koulutuksessa sekä ihmisen biologian opintojaksoilla (kampuksella ja verkkoympäristössä), 
  • biolääketieteen yksikön oppimisympäristön kehittäminen ja toteuttaminen yhteistyössä opettajayhteisön kanssa,
  • tutkinto-opiskelijoiden opinto-ohjaus,
  • opinnäytetöiden ohjaaminen ja tarkastaminen,
  • tutkimustyö biolääketieteen yksikössä sekä
  • hallinnolliset tehtävät yksikkö- ja laitostasolla

Tehtävä täytetään määräajalle 01.06.2022 – 31.05.2026. Määräaikaisuuden perusteena on 2021 toteutunut määräaikainen koulutuslaajennus sekä opetustyön uudelleen organisointi yksikössä. Uuden työntekijän tullessa tehtävään käytetään koeaikaa. 

Tehtävän palkkaus määräytyy yliopistojen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön palkkausjärjestelmän mukaisesti. Palkka koostuu tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta ja henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuvasta palkanosasta. Tässä tehtävässä tehtäväkohtainen palkanosa on vaativuustasoluokittelussa tasoilla 4 – 5 (2591,28 – 3000,49 €). Lisäksi maksetaan henkilökohtaiseen suoriutumiseen perustuvaa palkanosaa, joka on 6 – 50 % tehtäväkohtaisesta palkanosasta. Henkilökohtaisesta palkanosasta riippuen palkka työsuhteen alkaessa on noin 2850,40 – 3660,60 €/kk.  

Mitä edellytämme ja toivomme sinulta? 

Edellytämme sinulta 

  • työtehtävään soveltuvaa ylempää korkeakoulututkintoa sekä hyvää opetustaitoa,
  • hyvää suomen- ja englanninkielen suullista ja kirjallista taitoa,
  • kokemusta alan yliopisto-opetuksesta,
  • hyviä yhteistyö- ja kommunikointitaitoja,
  • kiinnostusta akateemista uraa kohtaan

Katsomme eduksi 

  • pedagogisen koulutuksen,
  • tutkimusansiot,
  • kiinnostuksen osallistua tutkimustyöhön biolääketieteen yksikössä toimivassa tutkimusryhmässä

Tarjoamme sinulle 

  • mielenkiintoisen ja monipuolisen työtehtävän osana kansainvälistä, luovaa, osallistuvaa ja osallistavaa yliopistoyhteisöä, 
  • mahdollisuuden joustavaan monipaikkatyöhön sekä
  • Itä-Suomen yliopiston henkilöstöedut, joihin kuuluvat muun muassa kattava työterveyshuolto, laaja henkilöstökoulutustarjonta, edulliset kampusravintolalounaat ja Sykettä-liikuntapalvelut  

Hae näin 

Jätä hakemus viimeistään 31.01.2022 sähköisellä hakulomakkeella. 

Huomioi, että hakemukseen tulee liittää mukaan: 

Kysymyksiä? 

Lisätietoja tehtävästä antavat biolääketieteen yksikön johtaja Anitta Mahonen, p. +358 29 445 4243, anitta.mahonen@uef.fi 

Lisätietoja hakemisesta ja hakuprosessista antaa HR-sihteeri Minna Leskinen, p. +358 29 445 4278, minna.k.leskinen@uef.fi. 

Scientists to Product Technology

1.11.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www.sympahr.net/public/pq.aspx?8236bf3a&lang=en-US

Our growth continues and we are setting up a completely new department to support it. We are now recruiting professionals from all levels to Product Technology department. This department focuses on early stage process and analytical development for the products that come from the research phase to GMP production.

We are now looking for Scientists to start up the Upstream, Downstream and Analytical activities. Your main responsibilities as a Scientist include hands-on lab work as well as documentation. Development work is operated in a pilot or cleanroom environment according to the current GMP guidelines. As a Scientist, you will be working in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders focusing on developing innovative and scalable solutions for the Cell and Gene Therapy platforms.

You could be the person if…

You are individual with a strong scientific drive and ability to deliver.

You produce clear, easily understandable and accurate documentation in English.

You have good skills in analyzing data, both verbal and numeric. You are also seeking new information to solve challenges and make decisions based on the data.

You are able to innovate new ideas, approaches and views. You also enjoy developing yourself.

Your work approach is precise and you achieve objectives set to you in a timely manner.

As a person, we would like you to be open-minded towards new challenges and obtain a can-do attitude.

In order to succeed, you should have a degree in the field of life sciences, biotechnology, pharmacy, laboratory technology or any other related field of study or sufficient working experience from pharma industry. It is an advantage if you already have some experience in aseptic- or GMP-work and/or you have knowledge on quality systems.

The position is permanent and located in Kuopio, Finland. We hope that you are able to join our team in December-January. This role is new in our organization due to our ongoing growth.

We offer you an active and lively work community with multidisciplinary experts who foster a culture of openness and shared knowledge. We aim to great team spirit and leadership and offer well-being services to enable a good work-life balance. Furthermore, we will support your personal development.

Please send your CV and application via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 14 November 2021. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

For further information, please contact Minna Karhinen, minna.karhinen@finvector.com, +358 400 872830 on 25.10 between 2 and 3 pm and on 2.11 between 1 and 2 pm.

Operators to product technology

1.11.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www.sympahr.net/public/pq.aspx?4bfb36ca&lang=en-US

Lääketehtaamme kasvu jatkuu ja olemme perustamasssa kokonaan uutta osastoa tukemaan toimintaamme. Rekrytoimme nyt Product Technology-osastolle kaikille tasoille huippuosaajia. Osasto keskittyy varhaisen vaiheen prosessin ja analyyttiseen kehitykseen tuotteille, jotka siirtyvät tutkimusvaiheesta GMP-tuotantoon.

Haemme tiimiin operaattoreita käynnistämään GMP tuotanto- ja testaustoimintaa uusille tuotteillemme. Päävastuualueena on tuotantotiloissa ja analytiikan laboratorioissa tapahtuva hands-on työ sekä työn dokumentointi GMP-säännösten mukaisesti.

Taustaltasi voit olla esimerkiksi laborantti tai bioanalyytikko, jolla on joaikaisempaa kokemusta soluviljelystä tai puhdistus- tai analyyttisistä menetelmistä.

Tehtävässä menestyt jos olet työotteeltasi tarkka ja järjestelmällinen etkä pelkää laitteita tai muuttuvia tilanteita.  Meillä on työkielenä englanti, joten sinulla on oltava hyvä englanninkielen suullinen ja kirjallinen taito. Ennen kaikkea etsimme kuitenkin mukavia työkavereita, joilla on avoin ja kehitysmyönteinen asenne tuotanto- ja testaustöitä kohtaan!

Työsuhteesi on toistaiseksi voimassa oleva ja toivoisimme sen alkavan viimeistään tammikuussa 2022. Tarjoamme sinulle dynaamisen ja kansainvälisen työyhteisön. Tuemme hyvinvointiasi työsuhde-eduillamme ja tarjoamme sinulle mahdollisuuden kehittyä ja lisätä osaamistasi urasi aikana. Ennen kaikkea pääset osalliseksi mahtavaa työporukkaa!

Haethan tehtävää viimeistään 7.11.2021. Aloitamme hakemusten käsittelyn ja haastattelut jo hakuaikana.

Lisätietoa tehtävästä antaa Minna Karhinen minna.karhinen@finvector.com tai puhelimitse maanantaina 25.10 klo 14-15 ja tiistaina 2.11 klo 13-14 numerosta +358 400 872830.

Laboratory Technician

20.7.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

Are you interested in shaping the future of health and work in a state-of-the-art laboratory with cutting edge analytical technology?

We (Nightingale Health) are looking for a Laboratory Technician to join our team in Kuopio. You’ll be part of our dedicated Lab Delivery team that consists of laboratory experts delivering high quality results to our customers globally in a fast-growing biotech, consumer health and health service industry.

Does this sound interesting? Read on.

As a Laboratory Technician at Nightingale you’ll have the chance to:

  • Be a part of our fast-paced delivery team that serves global customers by analyzing blood samples.
  • Handle sample preparation and processing.
  • Deliver analytical measurements using our proprietary technology that is based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
  • Take part in service and maintenance activities in the laboratory.

What we’re looking for:

  • A trained laboratory technician (or equivalent) who is passionate about utilizing our proprietary technology for blood sample analyses.
  • An enthusiastic and dependable person with a solid understanding of analytical and/or clinical chemistry.
  • Knowledge and experience of analytical measurements.
  • A “can-do and quality first” mind-set.
  • Willingness to adapt to a flexible team culture and take on new challenges.
  • A strong knowledge of the English language. Finnish is a plus but not mandatory.
  • Previous working experience in a clinical laboratory, NMR spectroscopy or automated liquid handlers is not required, but is considered an asset.

What we offer:

  • Meaningful work that offers you the opportunity to focus on an essential part of our delivery process and to develop your skills as a laboratory professional.
  • Responsibility and independence as an accountable member of our Lab Delivery function.
  • A unique opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary organisation of scientists, business professionals, developers, designers and biotech business experts.
  • A competitive salary.
  • Full fringe benefits for health and wellbeing including massage, commuting, sports and culture.
  • An in-house chef and cafe that serves warm lunch every day.
  • Premium health insurance.
  • Interesting hobby clubs from running to music (we have an in-house band!)

This is a fixed-term position from August 2021 until the end of August 2022 and it is based in Kuopio.

A bit more about us:

Nightingale Health is a health technology company transforming preventive care. We envisage a world that focuses on keeping people healthy rather than just treating illnesses. By combining our pioneering blood-testing technology and the ability to detect future disease risks, we are creating a world-leading health data platform that enables preventative care with better information. The platform helps people make better personal health decisions and connects the health industry to offer their services for individuals’ preventative needs. By empowering the world with comprehensive health insights, we accelerate scientific discoveries, industry developments and improve personal health for everyone.

Your next steps:

Step 1: Follow the link below and fill in your information along with your CV and a cover letter.

Step 2: Have a quick chat over the phone with our Head of Lab Delivery Heta Forsström.

Step 3: Meet our Laboratory Director Pasi Soininen and Laboratory managers Harri Koskela and Mika Tiainen.

Step 4: Meet our Lab delivery team members.

Step 5: Meet our CEO Teemu Suna for the final interview.

Please send your application by August 2nd 2021. We’ll review all applications by August 5th and contact all candidates on the 9th of August at the latest.

Would you like to know more?

In case you have questions, feel free to e-mail our Head of Lab Delivery Heta Forsström at heta.forsstrom(at)nightingalehealth.com.

QC Manager – FinVector Oy

15.7.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www.sympahr.net/public/pq.aspx?816287c9&lang=en-US

We are looking for a QC Manager to lead and reinforce our Quality Control team.

Suitable candidate has previous experience in managing people and analytical lab work. Understanding of quality systems and pharmaceutical industry are seen as a plus.

Your main responsibilities include managing the overall work of the QC department and overseeing QC activities. As QC Manager you are establishing priorities, monitoring the progress of all assigned tasks, allocating resources and ensuring that the tasks meet milestones and deadlines.  

You could be the person if…

You are able to set direction, define suitable course of action, and delegate responsibilities in a practical manner. Moreover, you are proficient at planning, efficient in time management and good at organizing needed resources.

You are able to make clear decisions and take responsibility over tasks and people

You are resourceful and able to apply your expertise in QC activities. You share your knowledge to the team and organization.

You are able to work in a systematic and strategic manner to achieve objectives. You are able to see future prospects and have overall vision of your own responsibility area.

You are good at building relations within the organization and you find it easy to communicate at all levels of the organization. You understand different functions in the organization and the links between them.

Most importantly, as QC Manager you need to inspire, support and develop your team!

In order to succeed, you would need a degree in the field of laboratory, bioanalytics, cell biology, biochemistry or any other related field of study. You also need to communicate fluently both in written and spoken English.

The position is permanent and we hope that you are able to join our team in September. This role is new in our organization due to our ongoing growth.

We offer you an active and lively work community with diverse staff. We provide you occupational health-care and we support your well-being by ePassi-account. Furthermore, we will support your personal development.

Please apply by 1.8.2021!

For more information, please contact Anna-Kaisa Lehtivarjo, tel. 050-3407250. You’ll reach Anna-Kaisa from 19.7. on during office hours.


Analytical Development Scientist – FinVector Oy

15.7.2021 | Avoimet työpaikat

https://www.sympahr.net/public/pq.aspx?c5795d9c&lang=en-US

We are looking for Analytical Development Scientist to our growing MSAT team.

MSAT stands for Manufacturing, Science and Technology. At MSAT we have three core functions that oversee Analytical development, Manufacturing process development and Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) management.

The Analytical Development team is in charge of development, optimization and validation of new analytical procedures and/or optimization of the current established ones. MSAT also supports regulatory filings to enable robust clinical and commercial supply, health authority communication, due diligence and business development opportunities. 

Your primary responsibility as an Analytical Development Scientist is to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned assays. You will focus on assay development by using analytical models to support root cause investigations and evaluating process improvements.

It is an advantage if you already have some experience of GMP-work and/or you are familiar with quality systems. Moreover, experience in cell culture assays will help you to get into the work more easily.

You could be the person if…

You produce clear, easily understandable and accurate documentation in English.

You have good skills in analyzing data, both verbal and numeric. You are also seeking new information to solve challenges and make decisions based on the data.

You are able to innovate new ideas, approaches and views. You also enjoy developing yourself.

Your work approach is precise and you achieve objectives set to you in a timely manner.

In order to succeed, you would need a degree in the fields of biosciences, cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology or any other related field of study.

As a person, we would like you to be open-minded towards new challenges and spread good team spirit. You also need to communicate fluently both in written and spoken English.

We hope you to start in September 2021.

We offer you active and lively work community with highly skilled and experienced personnel in gene therapy manufacturing. Working with us, you are entitled to good employment benefits, such as extensive occupational health-care and ePassi- account. We provide you a wide induction training and a warm welcome.

Apply by 1.8.2021!

For more information, please contact Minna Hassinen, tel. 050-4336447. You’ll reach Minna 8.-16.7.2021 during office hours.