Senior Scientist at HALIX at HAL Allergy

The Scientist is responsible for the development, optimization and implementation of manufacturing processes for client Drug Products and/or for the development and application of enabling technologies. The Scientist leads a team of technicians and will represent the team in interactions with other departments such as manufacturing, QA/QC and program management.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop and scale-up of proposed formulations, including lyophilisation cycle development
  • Implement new technologies in the area of formulation and lyophilisation.
  • Tech-transfer of new or improved manufacturing processes to GMP.
  • Recognized as a knowledgeable formulation and lyophilisation expert for therapeutic proteins, peptide, antibodies, etc, act as a consultant for technical questions relating to the specified product and enabling technologies
  • Lead and coach a team of technicians, and form a centre of (technical) expertise on formulation and lyophilisation
  • Participate in multidisciplinary project teams and contribute to the project goal by delivering and executing process development strategies for client products
  • Ensure high-quality of the work performed by the team and make sure that manufacturing processes comply with relevant regulatory guidelines (e.g., GMP)
  • Provide progress reports (verbal and written) and ensure documentation of study plans, results and reports
  • Plans and prioritises own work, and co-ordinates that of direct reports, in line with corporate business targets and to ensure that client deadlines are met.


  • Educated to a university degree or equivalent in bioscience such as biochemistry or (bio)pharmaceutical sciences
  • Broad knowledge of pharmaceutical development of biologicals
  • Experience with formulation and lyophilisation cycle development
  • Minimum of five years relevant experience in pharmaceutical development in an industrial setting
  • Experience with tech transfer from development to GMP production.

Personal & Professional Skills

  • Scientific skills (knowledge, accuracy, autonomy, design of experiments)
  • Collaborating skills (ability to motivate people, negotiation, inter-personal,)
  • Managerial skills
  • Communicative
  • Organizing and planning
  • Ability to oversee complex processes
  • Hands on and proactive mentality


  • We offer you a highly dynamic job in an interesting environment
  • You will be working from our headquarters in Leiden, where the products are produced on site.
  • HALIX offers great benefits including a competitive salary and contribution to pension and health insurance.

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