Working group leader / Head of quality control Biology

Country: Germany;

City: Leipzig

Vacancy added: 17.05.2019

Employer: Fraunhofer IZI

Resumes due: 15.06.2019


We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and dedicated personality to set up and run the Working Group "Quality Control biologics" in the Department of therapy validation at Fraunhofer IZI. The department operates a modern GMP cleanroom plant for the production of biopharmaceuticals according to the Single-Use concept. To date, the focus has been on process development and validation as well as the production and quality control (QC) of preclinical and clinical trial samples of therapeutic antibodies. Currently, we are expanding this Expertise to the area of the production of vectors for immune-Oncology therapies.

Your tasks will be to build up the QC area for this. They will also be responsible for the development and validation of suitable QC methods and for the project acquisition in the field of GMP biology.

What you bring

In addition to a very good degree, and great Promotion in the field of pharmacy or Life Sciences, we expect in-depth and proven experience in the field of quality control of biologics. In addition, extensive experience in the application of immunological, cell biological, microbiological and molecular biology methods as well as in the development and validation of QC methods is essential. A well-founded knowledge of the legal principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is also required. Knowledge of good laboratory practice (GLP) as well as experience in GLP-compliant work is advantageous because they may also be involved in the development and validation of GLP methods or may be used as a GLP test lead.

Your professional qualifications to complement their personal Strengths, which include leadership, flexibility, an independent, structured and solution-oriented way of working as well as teamwork and communication skills.

Very good knowledge of the English language in Word and writing is necessary.

What you can expect 

You work in one of the most successful Fraunhofer institutes of the Life Sciences network, together with a further 400 highly-motivated employees at the main production site in Leipzig. All departments have state-of-the-art technical equipment. In addition, we offer you a wide range of opportunities for professional development.

Employment, remuneration and social benefits are governed by the public service collective agreement (TVöD). The remuneration is paid up to TVöD EG 14 (depending on the qualification). In addition, Fraunhofer can grant performance - and performance-related variable remuneration components. 
The position is initially limited to 3 years. A continuation of employment is provided if suitable.

Severely disabled people are given priority when they are equally fit. 
We would like to point out that the chosen occupation also includes the third Sex. 
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft places emphasis on gender-independent professional equality.

Fraunhofer is the largest organisation for application-oriented research in Europe. Our fields of research are based on the needs of people: health, safety, communication, mobility, energy and the environment. We are creative, we shape technology, we design products, we improve processes, we open up new paths.

Please apply by 15 April 2014. As of June 30, 2019, indicating the code number IZI-2019-19 only online via:

Technical questions regarding this Position should be addressed to:
Dr. Jörg Lehmann 
Head Of Department Of Therapy Validation 
Phone: + 49 341 35536-1205

Information about the Institute can be found on the Internet :

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