Bioproduction Expert

Orion Corporation operates in more than 20 countries, where we Orionees, 3400 in total, work in all kinds of positions. Among us there are Research Scientists, Laboratory Technicians, Engineers and IT Specialists as well as people working in Production, just to mention some examples. We offer diverse and responsible jobs to our personnel in a truly multi-disciplinary work environment. We encourage people to develop their competences and offer opportunities to affect the job description and creating their own career path at Orion. We are searching for top talents who are ready to share our passion for the work that we do.
Application period ends: 2017-11-30
Unit: Orion Corporation
Location: Turku
Type of employment: Permanent
Description of position: As our Bioproduction Expert you will be responsible for coordinating project work related to the production of new biological medicines and biosimilars. You will develop upstream and downstream production processes, including expression system and cell line selection and optimization. You will be a key player both in early production plans as well as later stage production done by our partners (contract manufacturing organizations). You will collaborate extensively with your colleagues in Orion’s Biologics unit and with our partners around Europe.
Description of unit: Orion’s pharmaceutical innovations are created within its R&D organization, including non-clinical research and clinical development. The organization employs top professionals in the field of drug development. The core therapy areas of Orion's pharmaceutical R&D are central nervous system (CNS) disorders, oncology and respiratory for which Orion develops inhaled Easyhaler® pulmonary drugs.

We have seen growth in R&D productivity over the last years and have now an exciting R&D pipeline. In order to ensure future development, we have started to build capabilities for biologics discovery. In addition we are strengthening our power in small molecule research. Experienced professionals with new competencies are needed to guarantee our continuous success.

The recently established Biologics function is part of our R&D organization and it is responsible for bringing forward our biologics pipeline. To fulfill this exciting task the Biologics function is now recruiting several R&D experts with a track record of developing therapeutic antibodies. The function is new and you have a great opportunity to be part of developing its processes.
We offer: We offer exciting opportunities to create and have an impact on future therapies for patients.

We also offer you attractive career development opportunities to use your own strengths for development. The culture of Orion R&D is informal and we enjoy working together.

Join us – together we build well-being and do work that we are proud of!

The job is located in Turku, Finland. If you are located somewhere else in the world at the moment you might want to check the areas Finland is considered a leader in the world http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ira-kalb/finland-is-still-the-worl_b_10774930.html
Requirements: We are looking for an engineer or a scientist with an extensive experience in setting up industrial protein/antibody production and purification processes. We value knowledge from the fields of biochemistry, molecular- and cell biology. We hope you have vast expertise in fermentation, expression system engineering and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). We also appreciate previous experience of collaborating with partners (CROs and CMOs).

To succeed in this role, you need to have excellent problem-solving skills as well as an analytical and practical orientation to tasks. We also value excellent collaboration and communication skills. This work will include some traveling around Europe. Our main working language is English therefore we expect excellent English language skills.
To apply: We are passionate about patient welfare and we are The Voice of Science and the Patient – do you share the same values? Then please leave your application complemented with a salary request (Yearly Net Salary). You can also have a look at our other open positions in R&D at the moment https://www.orion.fi/ura-orionilla/.

Are you interested in hearing more? Please call Tim Holmström, Head of Biologics +358509667314, on Monday 20th of November at 16.00 – 17.00, or on Monday 27th of November at 16.00 – 17.00 (EET).

Approved medical examination which also includes drug testing is required prior to the employment. We will also carry out a security clearance prior to the employment for the selected person.

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