Bio Process Development Trainee (pilot bioreactor) - Geneva - 6 months

Location: Switzerland - Meyrin/Geneva

Division: Technical Operations

Company: OM Pharma

Seniority Level: Internship

Julia Quentmeier

International Talent Acquisition Specialist

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About You

OM Pharma, Geneva, is searching for a Bio Process Development Trainee, to support the Product & Industrial Development Department on site.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Commissioning of a pilot fermenter (40 L): performance assessment, security aspects management, regulation loop test, writing of user instructions
  • Maintenance plan description (list of spare parts, controls, frequency)
  • Development and assays for a comparability model of microbial cultures of industrial scale
  • Strategy definition, rationalization of assays by design of experiment, experiences preparation and implementation
  • Batch record and traceability of assays and studies report writing
  • Results presentation for the comparability model assessment (benefits and limits of the model)
For this position, we are looking for the following profile:
  • Engineer or Master Student in life science, microbiology, microorganism fermentation
  • Basic knowledge of analytical methods for bacterial culture characterization, fermentation metabolite dosage, dry residues
  • Knowledge on bacterial handling standards, class 2 pathogen bacterial strains handling
  • Biochemical, process engineering and oxygen-transfer measurement knowledge would be an advantage
  • Fluency in French (oral and written)
  • Fluency in English would be of advantage
You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and are able to interact professionally and productively in a cross-functional environment. You have attention to detail and work to high ethical standards and integrity. You act as a role model for the OM Pharma values.

About Us

OM Pharma is a global Geneva-based Biotech company. It is a leader in the prevention of recurrent respiratory and urinary tract infections and is also active in the treatment of vascular diseases.
It operates worldwide through a strong network of international partners and continues to invest into R&D to develop microbial derived immunotherapeutic products addressing acute and chronic immunological disorders resulting from infections and inflammation. OM Pharma is operating to highest Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards which rely on a high level of Biotech competencies and experienced teams.
The company strives to help patients around the world to live better lives by allowing access to a better management of infectious diseases and immunological imbalances.
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