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(Senior) Scientist Process Development CAR-T

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Pleased to meet you, we are CellPoint, a Galapagos company. We’re a dynamic fast growing Biotech company in the business of changing lives.

Galapagos’ mission is to make a lasting positive contribution to society through discovery of innovative therapies for diseases with large unmet medical need. Galapagos seeks to develop a robust portfolio of therapies that have the potential to revolutionize existing treatment paradigms. The company’s ambition is to become a leading global biopharmaceutical company, focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines to improve patients’ lives. Galapagos’ historic focus on developing first-in-class medicines based on the discovery of novel targets in inflammation and fibrosis has led to the successful launch of our first medicine in rheumatoid arthritis in 2020 and in ulcerative colitis in 2021. The pivotal study in Crohn’s Disease is fully recruited and we expect topline data and potential approval in this new indication in a couple of years.

Galapagos is now entering an exciting new chapter to expand and diversify its pipeline for the future, starting with oncology, specifically CAR-T cell-therapy, a transformative treatment of different types of cancer. Through the combined acquisitions of CellPoint and AboundBio, we are propelling ourselves into next-generation cell therapies. CellPoint brings a novel, decentralized point-of-care cell therapy manufacturing model, which has the potential to offer efficient, 7-day time to treatment and avoids complex logistics, resulting in potential better patient outcomes and broader access. For more information, please visit www.cellpoint.bio.


For the CellPoint/Galapagos organisation in Leiden/NL, we are looking for a highly motivated (Senior) Scientist Process Development


About the role

As Senior Scientist you join CellPoint’s Process Development team in the Leiden Bio Science Park to develop novel CAR-T cell production processes. You mainly focus on early stage process development, evaluating novel selection-activation reagents, new receptors, culture optimization and other innovations originating from recent developments in the field. As Subject Matter Expert you actively participate in the generation of protocols, reports, procedures and regulatory submissions. Your work directly improves the current and next generation of CAR-T cell products.


The Senior Scientist Process Development reports to the Director Process Development

Job requirements

  • PhD degree in life sciences, biotechnology, or related discipline, preferably with 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with cell selection, genetic cell engineering (viral or non-viral), automated bioreactors, flow cytometry and/or advanced therapy process development
  • Ability to design experiments, analyze data and present results through protocols-reports, and presentations
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities
  • Self-driven and can-do mindset, without compromising quality
  • Fluent in English

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At CellPoint/Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos/CellPoint, you will join a highly motivated team, eager to maintain our leading position and to achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. New team members have the opportunity to actively shape their position and contribute to our mission. Galapagos/CellPoint offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment. Flexible working hours can be discussed.


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