Scientific Officer
Treidlia Biovet
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Post Date: Feb 12, 2018
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Bachelors
Years Experience: 3+
Start Date: 01/03/2018
Location: Australia - SEVEN HILLS
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Description
Do you have experience in Virology, bacteriology or veterinary science?
Are you a strategic thinker with good time-management skills?
Would you like to be part of a team that has a real and direct impact?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity where you will be a key player in developing and producing viral and bacteriological vaccines of high quality
•        Key role in a rapidly expanding, innovative Australian owned company
•        Friendly and supportive team environment
About the company:
Treidlia Biovet is an innovative and resourceful leader in vaccine manufacturing. We are rapidly expanding and consistently produce safe and effective tailor-made veterinary vaccines.
About the role:
As Vaccinologist you will need to think strategically and be driven by the challenge of working in a fast-paced production environment. The role is a multi-faceted position that requires hands-on production and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) experience to ensure that we deliver a high-quality product at all times.
As part of the Vaccine Production Team you will report to the Operations Manager and be responsible for manufacturing batches of specific viral and bacteriological vaccines. This will include all aspects of production from seed culture to dispatch. Additionally, you will be required to actively participate in R&D projects and provide input for ongoing process improvement.
The position will be full-time permanent and will be based in Seven Hills. Please contact us for a more detailed position description if you are interested to join a team where everything you do has a real and direct impact.

Please reply with your CV and a cover letter detailing how your skill set makes you our ideal candidate.

Skills
Essential Skills

·        Practical knowledge and experience in viral or bacterial vaccine development and/or production.
·        Well-developed written and verbal communication skills in English.
·        Demonstrated basic mathematical skills, e.g. the ability to perform volumetric calculations, serial dilutions and pH adjustments.
·        Competent in utilising basic computer programs such as MS Office, Outlook, Excel (for data manipulation) and other computer-based software.
·        Ability to be organised, follow best practices and work effectively in a team environment.
·        Demonstrated good time and priority management skills in order to ensure that project goals are met within pre-determined time frames.

Desired Skills

·        Demonstrated skills in the conduct of laboratory activities related to cell culture, such as cryopreservation and revival of cell lines, maintenance and culture of cell lines and/or primary culture, cell counts and cell viability check.
·        Demonstrated, well developed knowledge and skills in virology procedures, such as virus infection, harvesting and purification, visualisation of cytopathic effect and determination of virus titre.
·        Excellent project management track record.
·        Proven ability to conduct in-process control testing using analytical instruments.
·        Practical knowledge and experience in vaccine development and/or production.
·        Experience in sterile formulation, inactivation, adjuvanting, emulsification and filling.
·        Working experience within a sterile, bulk or finished pharmaceutical environment.
·        Experience working in a company operating to cGMP.

Notes
Key accountabilities


·        Planning of procedures to meet defined objectives for the production of viral vaccines.
·        Assist in trouble shooting activities and continuous process improvement.
·        Recognise and report issues related to manufacturing performance, process, equipment anomalies and safety in order to ensure compliance with regulations and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
·        Perform internal support duties such as stocking consumables/materials, appropriately discarding waste and maintaining process equipment in good operational condition.
·        Assisting management in writing and updating standard operating procedures (SOP's), batch record documents and other official documentation as required.
·        Maintain a high standard of data collection and record keeping in order to prepare project progress reports as required.
·        Adhere to proper documentation and technique practices in accordance with the company Quality Management System, GMP, APVMA, OGTR and other regulatory bodies as may be required and check regularly for any updates to these.
·        Maintain training requirements and regularly checks in order to gain an understanding of SOPs, GMPs and regulatory compliance requirements.
·        Deliver appropriate instruction and guidance to less qualified or experienced associates.
Essential requirements

·        Degree in a science field with technical experience in virology or bacteriology; or a degree in the field of veterinary science with a strong interest in research.
·        Hands-on experience working in a virology or bacteriology laboratory and/or working with cell cultures.
·        Experience working in a related pharmaceutical or chemicals manufacturing environment would be highly advantageous.