Vaxxinova Nederland B.V., part of the Vaxxinova Group
Vaxxinova develops, produces, and markets a wide range of innovative vaccines to protect livestock and fish against disease. They create high quality solutions to improve animal health and to support the business of our customers. Vaxxinova believes that innovation and excellence in research are essential to produce premium products that match the current and future requirements in animal health.
The Vaxxinova Group, headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, was officially named and founded in 2010 but can rely on expertise and presence originating from the 1960’s. The current network comprises production, research & development, sales, and diagnostic facilities in 10 countries: Brazil, Chile, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Norway, the Netherlands, Thailand, and the USA. Vaxxinova is active in more than 60 countries.
Vaxxinova belongs to the EW Group, a German-based family-owned company, specialized in animal genetics, animal nutrition and animal health.
The EW Group is highly committed to R&D and active in more than 100 countries.
Vaxxinova invests in research to achieve their ambitious goals and they are expanding their research and development department.
In this role you are primarily responsible for the implementation, coordination, and maintenance of the Vaxxinova Quality System (VQS); a system similar to and based on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
To this end, you will prepare and maintain departmental / general Standard Operating Procedures using the controlled document system, you will organize certification and maintenance of laboratory equipment and systems and you will advise the R&D team in validation of equipment and test methods.
Other important objectives of your role are to keep track of relevant regulations, to evaluate the applicability for the R&D department and to align quality standards with other Vaxxinova Group entities.
As a person, you set high standards for your own performance, you can work independently, and you show an intrinsic drive to succeed. You can act assertively when it comes to implementation of quality standards in the Research and Development departments. You have in depth experience with GLP and are able to translate this into the quality system.
To be effective in this role, you are able to understand and explain the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures, you are able to motivate others to set high quality standards and you have experience in training people in the area of quality and compliance. You will act as “the GLP expert” within Vaxxinova.
A team player? That is also you; you relate well to all kinds of people; you can build constructive relationships and can use diplomacy and tact if required.
- Diploma in life science, BSc or Msc.
- Minimum of 3 years' relevant working experience (GLP/QA).
- Experience with validation of laboratory equipment and tests is an advantage.
- Used to work with/contact local, national and international authorities.
- Professional proficiency in English both written and spoken.
- Ability to work in an international environment.