Senior Technologist

Senior Technologist

Position Details

Position Title: Senior Technologist
Location: Roodeplaat
Classification: Permanent
Employment Equity: Preference will be given to EE applicants

Closing Date: 6 January 2020

Please take note:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deltamune may expire jobs at their own discretion.

Deltamune (Pty) Limited, an independent centre of excellence, is a South African-based biotechnology company. Our focus is on veterinary health offering vaccines on a commercial scale. Deltamune’s veterinary vaccine range includes registered and autogenous vaccines for poultry, ruminants and other species. Deltamune invites all suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the following vacancy:

Position Purpose

To plan and manufacture viral antigen on mammalian cells in the Cell Culture Department and other biological products to enable GMP quality material to be produced for our customers.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Production of viral antigen on mammalian cell culture according to standard operating procedure and to the required specifications and volumes as determined by the production manager. Maintain minimum antigen stock levels as per schedule
  • Scale-up studies and troubleshooting to improve titre yield, antigen volumes and reduce production costs.
  • Assist in completion of spreadsheets and analysing data on the sheets to improve processes, implementing proactive actions and investigation of antigen out of specification.
  • Plant cleaning hygiene and waste management according to principles.
  • Equipment monitoring, preparation, services and preventative maintenance.
  • Ensure own work practices are compliant with OHSA requirements
  • Maintain Quality management system
  • Ensuring adherence to monthly and annual budgets.
  • Assist the HOD in the compilation of annual budget for the department
  • Assist HOD in the planning, design, construction and commissioning of new equipment and process trends as required by the Production Manager and QA Department. Assist with CAPEX applications.
  • Planning and maintaining required raw materials and consumables
  • Reporting and investigations on deviations.
  • Frequent reviews of standard operating procedures.
  • Management of the day-to-day human resources – related issues and problem solving of the team. This includes the monitoring of the team’s performance, overtime schedule and developing the team to ensure they consistently deliver the needed performance.

Deltamune (Pty) Limited, an independent centre of excellence, is a South African-based biotechnology company. Our focus is on veterinary health offering vaccines on a commercial scale. Deltamune’s veterinary vaccine range includes registered and autogenous vaccines for poultry, ruminants and other species. Deltamune invites all suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the following vacancy:

Position Purpose

To plan and manufacture viral antigen on mammalian cells in the Cell Culture Department and other biological products to enable GMP quality material to be produced for our customers.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Production of viral antigen on mammalian cell culture according to standard operating procedure and to the required specifications and volumes as determined by the production manager. Maintain minimum antigen stock levels as per schedule
  • Scale-up studies and troubleshooting to improve titre yield, antigen volumes and reduce production costs.
  • Assist in completion of spreadsheets and analysing data on the sheets to improve processes, implementing proactive actions and investigation of antigen out of specification.
  • Plant cleaning hygiene and waste management according to principles.
  • Equipment monitoring, preparation, services and preventative maintenance.
  • Ensure own work practices are compliant with OHSA requirements
  • Maintain Quality management system
  • Ensuring adherence to monthly and annual budgets.
  • Assist the HOD in the compilation of annual budget for the department
  • Assist HOD in the planning, design, construction and commissioning of new equipment and process trends as required by the Production Manager and QA Department. Assist with CAPEX applications.
  • Planning and maintaining required raw materials and consumables
  • Reporting and investigations on deviations.
  • Frequent reviews of standard operating procedures.
  • Management of the day-to-day human resources – related issues and problem solving of the team. This includes the monitoring of the team’s performance, overtime schedule and developing the team to ensure they consistently deliver the needed performance.

Position Details

Position Title: Senior Technologist
Location: Roodeplaat
Classification: Permanent
Employment Equity: Preference will be given to EE applicants

Closing Date: 6 January 2020

Please take note:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deltamune may expire jobs at their own discretion.

Specifications

Qualifications:
  • NDIP: Veterinary Technology / Biotechnology or equivalent + 1 years Cell Culture experience
Knowledge / Experience:
  • Vaccine production background.
  • Propagation and cultivation of viruses in Mammalian Cell Lines
  • Quality management background and knowledge of Standard operating procedures.
Skills / Attributes / Competencies:
  • Advanced cell culture techniques and knowledge on Bioreactors will be an advantage.
  • Ethical with high integrity.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including flexibility and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Time management skills.
  • Microsoft Excel and Word Intermediate Level.
  • Applicant must be energetic and healthy.
Special working conditions:
  • Able to work overtime or flexi-hours when required.
Qualifications:
  • NDIP: Veterinary Technology / Biotechnology or equivalent + 1 years Cell Culture experience
Knowledge / Experience:
  • Vaccine production background.
  • Propagation and cultivation of viruses in Mammalian Cell Lines
  • Quality management background and knowledge of Standard operating procedures.
Skills / Attributes / Competencies:
  • Advanced cell culture techniques and knowledge on Bioreactors will be an advantage.
  • Ethical with high integrity.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including flexibility and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Time management skills.
  • Microsoft Excel and Word Intermediate Level.
  • Applicant must be energetic and healthy.
Special working conditions:
  • Able to work overtime or flexi-hours when required.
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