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Purification Expert – Pharmaceuticals

Job Title: Purification Expert – Pharmaceuticals
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brussels
Salary: Competitive + bonus + package
Contact Name: Matthew
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 07, 2020 16:58

Job Description

Purification Expert – Pharmaceuticals


Brussels, Belgium


Permanent role


We are working with a multinational pharmaceutical company with presence in Brussels and around the world. They are a German Headquartered company and employ around 80 people in their Brussels location. This site specialises in liquid and solid phase peptide synthesis, rapid peptide synthesis and hybrid peptide synthesis. They are seeking a Purification Expert to join them on a permanent basis.


Role and responsibilities


  • Perform (or supervise) experiments and interpret analytical data in the frame of the development of industrial processes for the purification of peptides:
    • Feasibility studies
    • Process development/optimisation
    • Studies supporting validation
    • Trouble-shooting for running productions
  • Preparing and participating to the scale-up of developed processes
  • Determination of critical process parameters and assessment of process robustness
  • Transferring processes to production department
  • Follow-up of running productions
  • Integrating cGMP requirements in developed processes
  • Reporting (regular progress reports, development reports, tech transfer reports, campaign reports)
  • Supervision of lab assistants performing experimental work
  • Reference point for all technical aspects of peptide purification
  • Active technological watch on new developments in the field of peptide purification
  • Participation to conferences and work-shops
  • Develop processes allowing cGMP-purification of peptides
  • Assure timely; adequate and complete reporting


Specific competencies required:


  • Knowledge of peptides chemistry
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of industrial purification techniques
  • Ability to work in team
  • Can express her(him)self in French and English (written and spoken)



Minimum experience required:


  • 2-3y of experience in a similar environment/position





  • Master degree in chemistry or chemistry-related discipline (or equivalent by experience)


On this occasion, LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency.