At Valneva, we are proud of our past, present and future successes. Our achievements are based on our Company's culture, which is characterized by respect, dedication and motivation.

We are Valneva

"Valneva is a fast-paced and versatile workplace, where you can feel the enthusiasm and really move things. Although everyone is very focused, you can easily approach colleagues, even across departmental and hierarchical boundaries."

Klaudia, Sales Manger Austria

"On the Scouting and Innovation team, we are looking for new vaccine candidates that Valneva could bring into its pipeline. As a scientist at Valneva, I am glad that my work allows me to contribute to the prevention of infectious diseases and make a difference in people’s lives."

Melissa, Senior Scientist in France

"It is a pleasure to work with these talented people at Valneva in Sweden for the production of the Company’s cholera vaccine. Although each employee has his or her area of expertise, we also have the possibility to gain an understanding of the entire vaccine life cycle."

Robert, Head of Manufacturing Operations in Sweden

"No matter if you work in research, manufacturing, administration or IT, the key to collaboration is a constructive and appreciative dialogue between colleagues. At Valneva, you will find challenging assignments, a multicultural environment, and a clear commitment to ethics, compliance and integrity."

Douglas, Senior Systems Administrator in Scotland

Valneva’s success stems from the dedication and expertise of over 500 employees. Valneva is an international company who prides itself on offering its workforce the opportunity for personal growth and development all while encouraging work-life balance. As a global company that respects all cultures, we are convinced that the rich diversity of our workforce makes us more innovative, effective and competitive.

Current Job Openings

Project Management Assistant (f/m/d) (Vienna, Austria)

  • Position: Part time
  • Location: Campus Vienna Biocenter 3, Vienna 1030, Austria
  • Required degrees: Degree/background in natural sciences (HTL, FH, University etc.)

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and Covid-19.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support of the Project Manager in the implementation, management and controlling of projects
  • Set-up meetings, prepare meeting agendas, write meeting protocol for internal and external meetings
  • Prepare presentation layout for internal and external meetings and for the reporting to external stakeholders with the support of the project team
  • Manage access right to project related folders for project internal and external team members
  • Collect, organize and archive project related documentation (cost proposals, communication with regulatory authorities, reports, risk registry) and set-up tracking tools
  • Distribute key documents to the project team and external partners
  • Oversight of  the project related budget and expenses

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree/background in natural sciences (HTL, FH, University etc.)
  • Basic knowledge in project management is a plus
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Accurate working style
  • Good communication and computer skills (i.e. Excel, MS Project, etc.)
  • Fluent English
  • Able to work in a team as well as independently
  • Able and used to work under time pressure on multiple projects in a fast changing environment

OUR OFFER

  • Open, appreciative company culture with innovative spirit and attractive assignments
  • International surrounding with flat hierarchies
  • Good team spirit in a strong and highly motivated team
  • Wide range of benefits

Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary for this position, which is € 32.000,- gross per year based on full-time employment. However our salaries are market oriented and in line with your qualifications and experience.

  

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Manufacturing Assistant – Cleanroom (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

Valneva have a number of opportunities for Individuals with previous clean-room cleaning experience for our newly built manufacturing premises in Livingston.

Job Summary

We are looking for people to appropriately carry out all cleaning activities related to production support for ourCOVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing Programme, according to set procedures and protocols and to best cGMP work practices and quality standards.

You will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out routine cleaning of the commercial manufacturing facility (and CTM facility as required) to a defined schedule of activities
  • Ensuring housekeeping within the cleanroom suites and common areas is maintained to a high standard at all times
  • Ensuring that response cleans are completed in a timely manner and to appropriate standards
  • Processing of orders picked from stores into the cleanroom to ensure manufacturing schedule adherence and contamination control
  • Supporting our Manufacturing activities by processing return of cleanroom garments, mops and other items as required
  • Applying best cGMP work practices and techniques
  • Immediately escalating and reporting any deviations involving materials, facilities, processes or procedures to line management
  • Conducting all activities in a careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Supporting QMS investigations and any corrective actions and improvement opportunities
  • Identifying areas for continuous improvement and escalating those to the line manager
  • Actively contributing to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team-setting
  • Participating in training of staff in areas of expertise
  • Be flexible to work shifts and out of hours work as required
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

You will have:

  • A meticulous approach to all cleaning and production support activities
  • Flexibility, as there may be a variance in daily schedules from time to time
  • Previous experience of cleaning in a clean room environment (although on-going training will be provided)

Additional Required Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to follow SOPs

Please Note:

As this role involves working in our cleanroom environment, you will be required to undergo a Health Screening procedure with a suitably qualified Doctor as part of our recruitment process.  We also conduct a Disclosure Scotland Check on all prospective new hires.

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Technical Assistant Clinical Serology (f/m/d) (Vienna, Austria)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Campus Vienna Biocenter 3, Vienna 1030, Austria
  • Required degrees: MTA, BTA, DI (FH) or Master of Science in relevant field (Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering)

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Setting up, validating, performing, analyzing and documenting assays for immunological monitoring of clinical trials according to GCLP
  • Participation in assay development and qualification/validation of GxP-compliant serological and cellular immune assays under BSL-2 conditions
  • Performance of equipment qualifications, routine checks and maintenance work according to relevant GxP guidelines
  • Writing and reviewing of GxP relevant documentation in English language (SOPs, deviations etc.)

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • MTA, BTA, DI (FH) or Master of Science in relevant field (Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering)
  • Experience working in a laboratory (preferably immunology, virology or biotechnology)
  • Working according to GxP within a recognized quality system is a plus
  • Accurate and reliable work style
  • Fluent in written and oral English
  • Good MS Office skills (Word and Excel)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with challenging timelines

OUR OFFER

  • Open, appreciative company culture with innovative spirit and attractive assignments
  • International surrounding with flat hierarchies
  • Good team spirit in a strong and highly motivated team
  • Wide range of benefits

Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary for this position, which is € 34.000,- gross per year based on full-time employment. However our salaries are market oriented and in line with your qualifications and experience.

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Manufacturing Scientist (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

An opportunity has arisen in Livingston for multiple Manufacturing Technicians.  Initially working on a Mon – Fri dayshift, we will extend to become a 24/7 manufacturing operation at some point in mid-2021.  We are asking your shift preferences so that we can discuss potential working patterns based on the various information provided.

Job Summary

The purpose of this role is to execute defined and trained manufacturing steps for the production of a COVID-19 vaccine according to set procedures and protocols and according to best cGMP work practices and Quality standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute production steps defined by SOPs, production records and protocol for manufacture of a Covid vaccine
  • Apply best cGMP work practices and techniques
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to defined document management standards
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to the supervising team
  • Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Ensure that at any time equipment, facilities and materials used in the area of responsibility comply with defined standards
  • Support change controls, investigations and CAPAs in the most diligent manner
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and escalate those to the respective manufacturing supervisor or appropriate person
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • Shift work and out of hours work as may be required
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Be accountable that the individual workspace is clean, tidy and well organised

Experience

  • Relevant degree or HNC/HND or equivalent experience
  • Experience of cell culture and aseptic technique is essential
  • Cleanroom experience
  • Experience of working within a cGMP environment
  • Experience of following SOPs within defined cGMP work practices

Competencies

  • Self-motivated individual
  • Excellent comportment in cleanroom environment
  • Good attention to detail and adherence to procedures
  • Ability to execute activities following direction
  • Experience of working in a busy team and at times, demanding environment
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Legal Assistant

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Nantes, France

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for a legal assistant to strengthen our team based in Saint-Herblain (Nantes). Under the direction of the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, the legal assistant will be in charge of administrative and technical assignments mainly related to corporate law, stock exchange law and contract law.

This position, based in Saint-Herblain (Nantes), is a permanent contract.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Carrying out and following up on formalities related to corporate and stock exchange law: monthly AMF declarations, maintaining shareholding tables and registers, maintaining insider lists, handling administrative updates of stock option plans, filing at the registry, legal publications
  • Administrative assistance in the organization of general meetings
  • Administrative management of contracts (database update, monitoring over time) and minutes of Company committee meetings
  • Drafting of simple legal documents in French and English: meeting minutes, simple contracts (notably CDAs), endorsements
  • Registration of invoices, monitoring of the budget and expenses related to legal department activities
  • Steering the annual CSR report
  • Document management, filing

The tasks entrusted to you may change; this list is not exhaustive.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

We are looking for a candidate with a two-year higher education diploma in the legal field.

You have at least 3 years’ experience as an administrative or legal assistant in a law firm, in a law firm specialized in intellectual property law, or in the legal department of a company.

You are organized and have an eye for detail.

You are a team player and have good coordination and drafting skills.

You are familiar with Microsoft Office.

A fluent level of professional English (spoken and written) is required for this position.

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Quality Control Technician – Sample Stability (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

Do you have a background within Quality Control and thrive in getting the best out of the people you work with? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Valneva is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs, and we are currently hiring for a Quality Control Tech to join us during this unprecedented time of growth.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and co-ordinate QMS to ensure on time delivery and compliance within the QC department
  • Manage and co-ordinate the storage of QC samples including maintenance of inventory logs, execution of routine stock checks and discard of reference material
  • Manage the storage and supply of master and working cell banks and master and working virus seed banks
  • Support routine housekeeping activities in QC including cleaning of equipment and laboratory areas
  • Co-ordinate sample logistics for all testing for the release of raw materials
  • Apply best cGMP work-practices and techniques to sampling and management of testing and release of raw materials and stability samples
  • Design and implement product stability studies.
  • Co-ordinate and schedule the testing of stability samples on a weekly, monthly and annual basis to ensure all stability time points are met.
  • Co-ordinate submission of stability samples to QC, or external test houses for testing.
  • Report stability data via interim and annual reports
  • Ensure that facilities and equipment required to adequately support required stability studies and sample storage are maintained appropriately.
  • Provide cover for raw materials and shipment activities when required
  • Identify and implement areas for continuous improvement and escalate to Lab Manager
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • To undertake any other duties in accordance with company requirements

Job Requirements 

  • Degree in biological sciences or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory bodies
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Awareness of raw materials / stability testing
  • Knowledge of sample management / shipping / logistics

Why work for Valneva?

  • A competitive salary, rewarding benefits package and the opportunity to work on a ground breaking vaccine project
  • Real career development opportunities and a life-long career with an innovative, forward thinking vaccine specialist with family values
  • Flexible working options
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Government and Public Affairs Manager (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

We are looking for a creative and results-driven Government and Public Affairs Manager to manage Valneva’s visibility among government decision makers, as well as the public at large and other stakeholders. Also to manage local and site events with the Site Executive/Management Team.

The Government and Public Relations Manager will be responsible for directing the Company’s policies and objectives regarding local, Scottish and UK government affairs. The incumbent will maintain relationships with government authorities and committees in order to protect and advance the Company’s interests, fielding all inquiries from government officials, including those related to the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine. The Government and Public Relations Manager will also establish corporate strategies, policies and plans that align with evolving laws, regulations and standards.

The Government and Public Relations Manager will also be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of various publicity campaigns, including on social media, ensuring that the Valneva brand is consistent and well received by a broad audience.

To be successful in this role, the Government and Public Relations Manager should be a highly articulate and excellent presenter with a deep understanding of digital media. The top candidate will be a strong communicator, capable of representing the Company effectively to both government and the public.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute local publicity campaigns in collaboration with the Investor Relations and Corporate Communications team
  • Develop and maintain relationships with public institutions, media and influencers in the vaccine space
  • Continue to build the VLA brand on social media
  • Track campaign success and media coverage
  • Ensure brand consistency in all content
  • Address negative press or PR crises if they occur
  • Feed UK issues into global policy and messages

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Political Science, Communications, Marketing, Journalism or another relevant field
  • 10+ years’ experience in public and/or government relations
  • Expert knowledge of UK, Scottish and local government functions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Established connections with media outlets
  • Expert knowledge of social media (ideally with an experience of building a brand)
  • Creative thinking with an affinity for innovation and problem-solving

To be successful in this role, the Government and Public Relations Manager should be a highly articulate and excellent presenter with a deep understanding of digital media. The top candidate will be a strong communicator, capable of representing the Company effectively to both government and the public.

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HR Coordinator (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

We are looking for an HR Coordinator to join our growing team in Scotland.

Job Summary  

The HR Coordinator role covers a wide remit of responsibilities supporting the HR Manager and wider HR team with day to day HR administration activities relating to the entire HR lifecycle, including but not limited to recruitment/on-boarding, HRIS maintenance, employee relations, remuneration and benefits, performance management, employee engagement, and ad-hoc HR initiatives/projects.

The HR Coordinator must have excellent communication skills, along with a proactive approach and high attention to detail. This position will support across a busy HR team and therefore the individual needs to be able to manage their time effectively in order to deal with a diverse workload and conflicting deadlines. The individual will possess the interpersonal skills necessary to build positive and constructive relationships, along with the ability to work independently in a busy environment. Due to the current program of activity with Covid Vaccine development, the workload on HR is much in demand and this role will be fast paced, with a strong delivery requirement.

Responsibilities  

  • Act as the first point of call for all general HR administration queries, including the day to day management of the HR Inbox
  • Provide both transactional and advisory support in relation to all new starter paperwork, including letters of offer, contracts of employment, and all pre-employment required documentation
  • Be responsible for the smooth induction of new employees, ensuring correct documentation has been issued upon role acceptance, and necessary arrangements have been made to attend required training and induction sessions.
  • Ensure the timely provision, return, monitoring, and recording of documentation in relation to HR lifecycle activities such as probation reviews, annual performance development reviews, exit interview forms, etc.
  • Assist with absence management ensuring absence levels are recorded and monitored in line with company policy
  • Maintain HRIS database and regularly audit to ensure compliance is met
  • Assist with payroll data entry when required
  • Assist with the delivery of new HR initiatives and ad-hoc projects
  • Maintain knowledge in relation to employment law and assist with policy updates when required
  • Any other HR administrative task as designated by the HR Manager or Director HR UK

Why work for Valneva?

  • A competitive salary, rewarding benefits package and the opportunity to work on a ground breaking vaccine project
  • Real career development opportunities and an exciting career with an innovative, forward thinking vaccine specialist with family values
  • Flexible working options

Job Requirements

  • Proven administration experience with the ability to support in a very busy, fast-paced environment
  • HR-related qualification, or working towards
  • Working understanding of human resource principles, practices, procedures, and legislation
  • HRIS experience
  • Advanced capability in Microsoft Office; in particular Excel and Word
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QA Specialists (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

These are exciting times at Valneva! As we continue to expand our business in Livingston, we are looking for a number of QA Specialists.

The Role

To assist in developing and maintaining a comprehensive quality management system to achieve inspection readiness for Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccine (JEV), Coronavirus Vaccine (SARS-CoV-2) and other new products as required.  Additionally, you will act as Quality Assurance support for Valneva’s distribution network.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, monitoring, improving and maintaining procedures to ensure compliance with EU/FDA Good Manufacturing Practice for the manufacture and testing of pharmaceuticals.
  • Performing activities and reviews in accordance with relevant Standard Operating Procedures, including but not limited to:
    • Risk assessments
    • Externally prepared documents
    • CAPA
    • Change requests
    • Deviations (including Quality Investigations, EME’s and OOS)
    • Complaints (customer / supplier)
    • Development Studies / Reports
    • QMS data logs
    • Room release documentation
    • Batch record review (including PPRs, PTRs, MPRs and SPRs)
    • Fill / Finish documentation
    • Product defect reporting and Quality Investigations
    • Technical and Quality Agreements
    • Validation
  • Performing batch review duties in accordance with relevant procedures, including issuing Certificates of Non-Conformance for bulk drug product and review of QC batch test folders
  • Identifying, investigating and reporting quality issues, escalating to management as required
  • Participating in cross-functional projects
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring Continuous Improvement activities
  • Providing QA coaching / guidance for cross-functional groups to ensure compliance with KPI targets including functional QA if required
  • Co-ordinating and providing training across functional groups in Quality Procedures, cGMP requirements and QA concepts
  • Trend and report batch review and QMS data
  • Providing support to management during third-party audits
  • Performing internal housekeeping, in-process visits and quality audits
  • Performing external quality audits, supporting Livingston and other Valneva sites
  • Implementing and maintaining Quality Standard Operating Procedures, as required
  • Training staff in QA related procedures and concepts as directed by line manager
  • Undertaking any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

What experience will you need?

  • Educated to degree level in relevant qualification or relevant experience
  • Proven and logical approach to problem solving
  • Previous QA experience
  • Experience of working effectively in a team, influencing as appropriate
  • Experience of working within a GMP manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge / experience of the requirements for distribution of pharmaceutical products

Your key skills will include:

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player
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Health & Safety Advisor (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Do you have a background within Health and Safety and thrive in getting the best out of the people you work with? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Valneva is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs, and we are currently hiring a Health & Safety Adviser to join us during this unprecedented time of growth.

The Role

We have a wonderful opportunity for a Health & Safety Adviser to support our organisational safety strategy, overseeing H&S policies and regulations to ensure they are fully adhered to as we move into the clinical development stages of our Covid-19 vaccine. You will continually strive to ensure Valneva meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety, and welfare at work.

You would be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Assist with the delivery of Health and Safety Inductions for all new employees
  • Updating EHS databases for health and safety accident, incident and Hear Hit events
  • Maintenance of EHS records including induction and training documentation, inspection records, accident files and follow-up action points, statistical records
  • Support responsible heads of department to complete HSE Event reports and investigations
  • Assist in setting up training sessions, prepare paperwork and file paperwork when complete
  • Assist with the Tool Box Schedule for the site and present tool box talks
  • Updating statistics in relation to safe work hours, SORs, accidents, incidents,
  • Advising and supporting employees to minimise or ultimately avoid risks and hazards in the workplace
  • Support the health and safety advisor in preparation of data for inclusion in the corporate social responsibility report

Why work for Valneva?

  • A competitive salary, rewarding benefits package and the opportunity to work on a ground breaking vaccine project
  • Real career development opportunities and a life-long career with an innovative, forward thinking vaccine specialist with family values
  • Flexible working options

What we’re looking for:

The ideal HS Adviser come from a STEM background and have possess relevant health and safety experience within the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry or other related industries and good knowledge of environmental, health and safety practices and standards. Above all, you will possess exceptional relationship and developmental skills, and will have a track record of promoting a safe working culture within your organisation

Company Info

Valneva, established in 2013, is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs. Our Company has a growing commercial business with two successful vaccines for travellers, and our focused pipeline includes; the only Lyme disease vaccine candidate in clinical development today, a single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate and an inactivated vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

We operate differently from players in the Pharmaceutical industry as we combine the agility and flexibility typical of specialist provider with the global coverage associated with multi-national businesses.

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Health & Safety Manager (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Are you a forward thinker with exceptional leadership skills? Do you have a background within HS Manager and thrive in getting the best out of the people you work with? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Valneva is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs, and we are currently hiring for a Health & Safety Manager to join us during this unprecedented time of growth.

THE ROLE

We have a wonderful opportunity for a Health & Safety Manager to support our organisational safety strategy, overseeing H&S policies and regulations to ensure they are fully adhered to as we move into the clinical development stages of our Covid-19 vaccine. You will continually strive to ensure Valneva meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety, and welfare at work.

YOU WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Working with and training all employees to manage, monitor and improve the health and safety standards in the workplace
  • Working with the Head of Facility Management to ensure requirements for; Building regulations, fire safety, electrical safety, contractors permit to work systems, Legionella and pressure systems regulations are complied with
  • Ensure that all accidents, incidents and near hits are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented
  • Establish a structured health and safety system in compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business
  • Provide regular reports to the Human Resources Director, Executive Management Team and Senior Management Team on relevant health and safety activities

WHY WORK FOR VALNEVA?

  • A competitive salary, rewarding benefits package and the opportunity to work on a ground breaking vaccine project
  • Real career development opportunities and a life-long career with an innovative, forward thinking vaccine specialist with family values
  • Flexible working options

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The ideal HSE Manager will come from a STEM background and have possess relevant health and safety experience within the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry or other related industries, as well as a post graduate qualification in Health and Safety (NEBOSH Diploma, NVQ Level 5 Diploma).

Previous line management experience is advantageous. Above all, you will possess exceptional relationship and developmental skills, and will have a track record of promoting a safe working culture within your organisation

COMPANY INFO

Valneva, established in 2013, is an award-winning, speciality vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs. Our Company has a growing commercial business with two successful vaccines for travellers, and our focused pipeline includes: the only Lyme disease vaccine candidate in clinical development today, a single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate and an inactivated vaccine candidate against COVID-19.

We operate differently from players in the Pharmaceutical industry as we combine the agility and flexibility typical of specialist provider with the global coverage associated with multi-national businesses.

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Manufacturing Process Technician (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

An opportunity has arisen in Livingston for Manufacturing Process Technicians.

JOB SUMMARY

The purpose of this role is to execute defined and trained manufacturing steps for the large-scale production of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate, according to set procedures and protocols whilst adhering to best cGMP work practices and Quality standards.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute production steps defined by SOPs, production records and protocols for manufacture of our Covid-19 vaccine candidate
  • Setting up, operating and monitoring complex manufacturing equipment
  • Apply best cGMP work practices and techniques
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to defined document management standards
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to the supervising team
  • Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Ensure that at any time, equipment, facilities and materials used in the area of responsibility comply with defined standards
  • Support change controls & investigations in the most diligent manner
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and escalate those to the respective manufacturing supervisor or appropriate line manager
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • Choose & commit to work one of the various shift patterns on offer
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Be accountable that the individual workspace is clean, tidy and well organised

EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant degree, HNC/HND or equivalent experience
  • Experience as a key operator on setting up and operating complex manufacturing equipment
  • Cleanroom experience
  • Experience of working within a cGMP environment
  • Experience of following SOPs within defined cGMP work practices

COMPETENCIES

  • Self-motivated individual
  • Good attention to detail and complete adherence to procedures
  • Ability to execute activities following direction
  • Excellent behaviour and demeanour in a cleanroom environment
  • Experience of working in a busy team and demanding environment

 

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Senior Technical Assistant – Quality Control (m/f/d), (Vienna, Austria)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Campus Vienna Biocenter 3, Vienna 1030, Austria
  • Required degrees: Bachelor/Master Degree or equivalent level in a relevant scientific field

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execution of diverse analytical procedures (e.g. ELISA, HPLC, UV VIS spectrophotometry, cell based assays, etc.) for testing of release and stability samples for marketed products according to defined standard operating procedures and protocols in compliance with the same
  • Perform routine cell culture
  • Execute lab activities for set up, transfer and validation of assays required for the release of raw materials, intermediate products and final products, including preparation/completion of protocols and reports
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to the defined and trained document management standards including review and verification of analytical data
  • Preparation and review of GMP relevant documentation (e.g. Deviations, Changes, SOPs)
  • Active participation in laboratory investigations and documentation thereof (e.g. in case of Deviations)
  • Assume responsibility for laboratory equipment including qualification thereof and oversight of regular cleaning, calibration and maintenance

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor/Master Degree or equivalent level in a relevant scientific field
  • Excellent technical lab skills (immunological assays, cell culture, chemical / biochemical / bioanalytical methods)
  • Experience in cell culture and GxP environment
  • Experience with equipment qualification and method validation is a plus
  • Excellent organizational, documentation management and teamwork skills
  • Proactive, accurate, reliable working style and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work on competing projects with limited resources
  • Team work and excellent organizational skills

OUR OFFER

  • Open, appreciative company culture with innovative spirit and attractive assignments
  • International surrounding with flat hierarchies
  • Good team spirit in a strong and highly motivated team
  • Wide range of benefits

Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary for this position, which is € 40.000,- gross per year based on full-time employment. However our salaries are market oriented and in line with your qualifications and experience.

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Training Manager (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

JOB SUMMARY

Experienced Training Manager to support our organisational training strategy, oversee the implementation of new systems of work and manage the outcomes.  Liaising with all our departments, you will gain an understanding of individuals’ development and training needs and produce innovative ideas and initiatives that move us forward in our learning culture, recording compliance and adherence to GDPR.  Driving forward the training initiative, further fostering our strong team culture, ensuring our people are knowledgeable and future-ready.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Overseeing all training programmes that will include web based seminars, group sessions, training videos and more
  • Determine training needs and requirements for the organisation by partnering with managers / departmental training coordinators and the wider business
  • Help departments adopt competency based training / scheduled of all training activities
  • Create training calendars to improve training efficiency
  • Support departmental training coordinators to ensure current training materials are relevant and appropriate
  • Support departmental training coordinators to modify and create training materials to meet specific departmental training needs
  • Support departmental training coordinators to develop and ensure delivery of a training plan to build on the skills of current personnel and allow rapid contribution from new personnel
  • Work with managers / departmental training coordinators to ensure there are systems in place to highlight skills gaps and develop training plans to combat this
  • Manage training costs to ensure training represents good value for money and costs are maintained within budget
  • Keeping abreast of new educational and training techniques as well as ground breaking methodologies
  • On a day to day basis plan, co-ordinate training activities across all departments
  • To oversee that best cGMP work practices and techniques to train staff are being applied.
  • Ensure that all staff are appropriately trained and competent in the procedures they are conducting and are in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Maintain the training facilities in an operationally ready state ensuring any issues requiring engineering intervention are reported promptly
  • Develop and ensure delivery of a training plan to build on the skills of current personnel and allow rapid contribution from new personnel
  • Help develop and maintain competency levels within all manufacturing
  • Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive, and collaborative environment within the team setting.
  • Ensure that all staff are appropriately trained and competent in the procedures they are conducting and are in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times working with department head / supervisors.
  • Help develop and maintain competency levels within all JEV manufacturing
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Responsible for all training record to be accurate & compliant via QMS & any local system.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Good understanding and working knowledge of the Pharma industry
  • Maintenance of a professional attitude
  • Encouraging and developing staff
  • Ability to develop a team culture

EXPERTISE

  • Experience in coordinating activities across multiple departments
  • Experience with traditional and modern training methods (classroom training, e learning, workshops, mentoring etc.)
  • Proven track record of training staff

 

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Senior Research Assistant Assay Development (m/f/d), (Vienna, Austria)

  • Requisition ID: 11239-20-02-k
  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Campus Vienna Biocenter 3, Vienna 1030, Austria
  • Required degrees: MTA, BTA, DI (FH) or Master of Science in relevant field (Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering)

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

Your responsibilities

  • Assay Development, Set up, qualification and transfer of analytical tests for multiple projects of Valneva’s development pipeline including preparation/completion of protocols and reports
  • Execution of diverse analytical procedures (e.g. ELISA, HPLC, cell based assays, etc.) for supportive testing of clinical trial materials
  • Documentation including review and verification of analytical data according to established standards
  • Preparation and review of relevant documentation in English language (e.g. Development reports, Working instructions)
  • Active participation in laboratory investigations and documentation thereof
  • Assume responsibility for laboratory equipment

Your qualifications

  • MTA, BTA, DI (FH) or Master of Science in relevant field (Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering)
  • Experience working in a laboratory (preferably immunology, virology or biotechnology)
  • Experience working with cell based methods, ELISA, SDS-Page and/or HPLC is a plus
  • Excellent organizational, documentation management and teamwork skills
  • Experience working with the qualification and validation of product testing methods is a plus
  • Proactive, accurate, reliable working style and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with challenging timelines

Our offer

  • Open, appreciative company culture with innovative spirit and attractive assignments
  • International surrounding with flat hierarchies
  • Good team spirit in a strong and highly motivated team
  • Wide range of benefits

Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary for this position, which is € 40.000,- gross per year based on full-time employment. However our salaries are market oriented and in line with your qualifications and experience.

 

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QC Coordinator (Raw Materials) (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

A full-time opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a QC Coordinator (Raw Materials).

Job Summary 

We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic individual with a continuous improvement mind set to join and contribute to the QC team whilst maintaining compliance with our Quality Management System.

Out of hours working and/or overtime may be required due to business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the testing and release of Raw Materials, ensuring uninterrupted supply of materials to Manufacturing and QC for the JEV manufacturing process.
  • Maintain raw material specifications to ensure continued compliance with current pharmacopoeias (e.g. Ph.Eur., USP)
  • Apply best GMP work-practices and techniques to sampling
  • Support the QC coordinator in performing shipments to subcontractors and other Valneva sites
  • Support co-ordination of the storage of QC reference samples including maintenance of inventory logs, execution of routine stock checks and discard of applicable materials
  • Support co-ordination of sample logistics for all testing, applying best cGMP work-practices and techniques to sampling and management for the release of raw materials ensuring continuous availability of materials into manufacturing and QC to meet production forecast
  • Progress QMS to ensure on time delivery and compliance within the QC department
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to line manager
  • Maintain all QC systems, databases, logs and support the generation of QC trend data
  • Be accountable for the QC areas being clean, tidy and well-organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Perform routine housekeeping activities in QC including cleaning of equipment and laboratory areas
  • Ensure that all required training is complete in procedures performed and operate in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Support QC activities in line with manufacturing schedule, as per rota (including provision of overtime cover as required)
  • Shift work and out of hours work as required
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and liaise with QC line management (or other functions) to agree benefits and deployment plans
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Actively contribute to the development of the QC Logistics team, for example, through team meetings

Experience

  • Degree in chemical/biological sciences or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of usage of Pharmacopoeias
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory bodies
  • Experience in method validation / verification is beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Excel, and ERP systems
  • Experience of working to deadlines and managing conflicting priorities
  • Experience working effectively in a team, influencing as appropriate

Required Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player
  • Ability to think analytically
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QC Coordinator (Raw Materials) – 12 month FTC (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

A 12-month full-time opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a QC Coordinator (Raw Materials).

Job Summary 

We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic individual with a continuous improvement mind set to join and contribute to the QC team whilst maintaining compliance with our Quality Management System.

Out of hours working and/or overtime may be required due to business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the testing and release of Raw Materials, ensuring uninterrupted supply of materials to Manufacturing and QC for the JEV manufacturing process.
  • Maintain raw material specifications to ensure continued compliance with current pharmacopoeias (e.g., Ph.Eur., USP)
  • Apply best GMP work-practices and techniques to sampling
  • Support the QC coordinator in performing shipments to subcontractors and other Valneva sites
  • Support co-ordination of the storage of QC reference samples including maintenance of inventory logs, execution of routine stock checks and discard of applicable materials
  • Support co-ordination of sample logistics for all testing, applying best cGMP work-practices and techniques to sampling and management for the release of raw materials ensuring continuous availability of materials into manufacturing and QC to meet production forecast
  • Progress QMS to ensure on time delivery and compliance within the QC department
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to line manager
  • Maintain all QC systems, databases, logs and support the generation of QC trend data
  • Be accountable for the QC areas being clean, tidy and well-organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Perform routine housekeeping activities in QC including cleaning of equipment and laboratory areas
  • Ensure that all required training is complete in procedures performed and operate in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Support QC activities in line with manufacturing schedule, as per rota (including provision of overtime cover as required)
  • Shift work and out of hours work as required
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Actively contribute to the development of the QC Logistics team, for example, through team meetings

Experience

  • Degree in chemical/biological sciences preferred or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of usage of Pharmacopoeias
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory bodies
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Excel, and ERP systems
  • Experience of working to deadlines and managing conflicting priorities
  • Experience working effectively in a team, influencing as appropriate

Required Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player
  • Ability to think analytically
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Deputy Head of Process Development (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Deputy Head of Process Development.

Job Summary

To deputise for team management in the delivery of technical and scientific expertise for the development, optimisation and introduction of processes associated to manufacturing site operations for existing and proposed new products.  Deputation for management of the development, delivery and implementation of improvement projects for robustness, consistency, success and enhanced outputs.  To provide site wide technical and investigational support through data evaluation and laboratory work.

Responsibilities

Deputise in the management of activities required to be performed by the Process Development team:

  • Management of experienced scientists to ensure ownership and delivery of assigned project tasks, systems and areas of responsibility to agreed target dates
  • Identify and manage delivery of process development / improvement projects, from conception to validation, with a view to increased process robustness, yield and success rate or reduced COGs to agreed timeframe
  • Ensure the use of change management techniques and procedures for implementation where required.
  • Ensure consideration of risk and implementation of strategy
  • Manage and lead delivery of new process introduction where identified for business required
  • Ensure development Proposals, Plans and Reports are generated with adequately identified commercial considerations, impacts and milestones for delivery
  • Ensure work plans are aligned with business requirements and site projects, goals & objectives
  • Deliver key critical data for the identification and mitigation of process risks or failure mechanisms through trending and escalation
  • Provide site wide technical expertise, key role in troubleshooting and lead key technical investigations / assessments, utilising critical trended data to support on time delivery of Quality Investigations
  • Support regulatory submissions by provision or review of technical reports and/or data
  • Manage and track on time delivery of department owned Quality Management System actions and documentation
  • Escalate deviations to compliance through senior site management

Experience

  • Degree qualification or equivalent experience in biological sciences or related discipline
  • Strong GxP understanding and experience
  • Strong commercial awareness and demonstrable leadership
  • Good understanding of working with Biological systems, equipment and environments
  • Good experience of protein chemistry and characterisation
  • Process / assay development experience of Biological systems, particularly viral products
  • Good experience of statistical data analysis and process trending
  • Experience of change management, lean systems and risk analysis

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication and team management
  • Concern for delivery
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with changing business priorities, managing conflicts to priorities
  • Analytical thinking
  • Team player with awareness of impact on people, process and systems
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(Senior) Technical Assistant – Clinical Trial Material Analytics (Vienna, Austria)

  • Requisition ID: 11236-20-01-v
  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Campus Vienna Biocenter 3, Vienna 1030, Austria

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers and various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19.

Your Responsibilities

  • Setting up, transfer and validation of analytical GMP release and stability tests for multiple projects in the clinical development including preparation/completion of protocols and reports
  • Execution of diverse analytical procedures (e.g. ELISA, HPLC, cell based assays, etc.) as part of quality control testing of products / clinical trial materials according to defined standard operating procedures and protocols and in compliance with the same
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to the defined and trained document management standards including review and verification of analytical data
  • Preparation and review of GMP relevant documentation in English language (e.g. Deviations, Changes, SOPs)
  • Active participation in laboratory investigations and documentation thereof
  • Assume responsibility for laboratory equipment

Your Qualifications

  • MTA, BTA, DI (FH) or Master of Science in relevant field (Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering)
  • Experience working in a laboratory (preferably immunology, virology or biotechnology)
  • Working according to GxP within a recognized quality system is a plus
  • Experience working with cell based methods, ELISA, SDS-Page and/or HPLC is a plus
  • Experience working with the qualification and validation of product
    testing methods is a plus
  • Excellent organizational, documentation management and teamwork
    skills
  • Proactive, accurate, reliable working style and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with challenging timelines

Our Offer

  • Open, appreciative company culture with innovative spirit and attractive assignments
  • International surrounding with flat hierarchies
  • Good team spirit in a strong and highly motivated team
  • Wide range of benefits

Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary for this position, which is € 34.000,- gross per year based on full-time employment. However our salaries are market oriented and in line with your qualifications and experience.

If you are interested in this challenging position, please apply by using the “Apply Now” button below.

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Valneva Locations

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S.

Austria

Vienna

VALNEVA Austria GmbH
Campus Vienna Biocenter 3
1030 Vienna, Austria
T: +43 1 20620 F: +43 1 20 620 800 Contact Us

Canada

Montreal

Commercial Operations
3535 Saint-Charles Blvd.,
Suite 600
Kirkland, Québec H9H 5B9
Canada
T: +1 514 630 6999 F: +1 514 630 9666 Contact Us

France

Nantes

6 rue Alain Bombard
44800 SAINT-HERBLAIN
France
T: +33 228 07 37 10 F: +33 228 07 37 11 Contact Us

Lyon

Ilot Saint-Joseph
Bureaux Convergence Bâtiment A
12 ter quai Perrache
69 002 Lyon, France
T: +33 4 78 76 61 01 Contact Us

Sweden

Solna

VALNEVA Sweden AB
SE – 105 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Gunnar Asplunds allé 16
171 69 Solna, Sweden
T: +46 (0)8 735 10 00 F: +46 (0)8 82 73 04

U.K.

Livingston

Valneva Scotland Ltd.
Oakbank Park Road
Livingston EH53 0TG
Scotland
T: +44 1506 446 600 F: +44 1506 446 601 Contact Us

Fleet

Valneva UK Ltd
Commercial Operations
Centaur House
Ancells Business Park
Ancells Road / Fleet
Hampshire GU51 2UJ, United Kingdom
T: +44 1252 761007

U.S.A.

Gaithersburg

Valneva USA, Inc.
910 Clopper Road, Suite 160S
Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA
T: +1 866 223 7118 Contact Us