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 approximately 580 employees. Valneva is an international company that prides itself in providing its workforce the opportunity for personal growth and development, while encouraging work-life balance. As a global company that respects all cultures, we are convinced that the rich diversity of our colleagues makes us more innovative, effective and competitive.

Current Job Openings

Accountant

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company has several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, COVID-19 and chikungunya. Valneva’s portfolio also includes two commercial vaccines for travellers.

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen to join our Finance Team as we experience an exciting time of growth, suited to a NQ level Accountant who is ready to embark on a career within Industry.

This role will support the local finance director and existing local finance controller during a period of substantial growth for the business by having responsibility for day to day management of a number of key financial systems and processes ensuring adherence to external and internal regulations.  The role will also support the business growth through ad hoc project work from time to time.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsibility for a number of month end close balance sheet and profit and loss account processes
  • Maintenance and control of the purchase and sales ledger which may include supporting the AP clerk with processing of documentation during growth phase
  • Responsibility for the timely payment of all suppliers in accordance with Valneva Scotland Ltd terms of business
  • Deal with any escalated supplier queries and resolve promptly
  • Management of COGS and Inventory cycle
  • Fixed asset register management
  • Maintain and reconcile cash
  • Ensure accuracy and maintenance of Accruals, Intercompany and Prepayments
  • Out of hours work as required by the business from time to time to support the accounting calendar
  • Assist with completion of budget and forecast cycles where requested
  • Assist with preparation and analysis of draft management accounts and commentary
  • Assist with preparation and information gathering for ad hoc financial modelling
  • Assist with completion of HMRC documentation in relation to VAT including submission of return
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Experience

Essential

  • Either holder of a recognised Accounting Qualification, nearly qualified or be qualified by experience

Desirable

  • Have knowledge and experience of working in or alongside small and medium enterprises
  • Have knowledge and experience of working in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industries
  • Have knowledge and experience of standard costing
  • Have knowledge and experience of internal controls and SOX
  • Have experience of working with colleagues internationally

Required Skills

  • Intellectually curious, with a desire to learn about their chosen industry / sector
  • High level of consistency, accuracy and numeracy
  • Proactive and positive mind set, which embraces change
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Knowledge of ERP accounting and Microsoft AX
  • Ability to be flexible and collaborate to support the success of a small team
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QC Technician, Analytical (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company has several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, COVID-19 and chikungunya. Valneva’s portfolio also includes two commercial vaccines for travelers. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with approximately 580 employees.

Due to the increase in business, we are now looking to recruit QC Technicians (Analytical) to join our team in Livingston.

Experience

  • Working within a QC laboratory to cGMP
  • Aseptic technique
  • Writing and working to SOP documentation
  • Analytical methods experience in a production-focused environment including Haemagglutination assay, ELISA, dye binding colorimetric assays (Bradford Method, Coomassie Plus), Electrophoresis, Cell Culture, Plaque assay, Western Blot.
  • Assay development, validation and transfer experience
  • Experience of working within Quality Management Systems which include deviations, change controls and CAPA’s

Responsibilities

  • Execute analytical procedures, for testing of raw materials, intermediate products and final products, according to defined SOPs and protocols
  • Ensure that all necessary training is complete in the procedures conducted, and operate in compliance with cGMP working practices at all times
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to the defined and trained document management standards including review and verification of analytical data
  • Ensure the laboratories are in a constant state of inspection readiness
  • Ensure that at any time equipment, facilities and materials used in the QC laboratories comply with defined standards
  • Support change controls, investigations and CAPA’s
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and escalate those to Line Manager
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • Storage of in process, and final products samples including, for stability and retention purposes
  • Preparation of SOPs (where applicable) in accordance with Valneva Quality systems
  • Perform filing duties and other QC administrative duties as required by the line manager
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Shift work and out of hours work as required
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Facility Engineers (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company has several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, COVID-19 and chikungunya. Valneva’s portfolio also includes two commercial vaccines for travelers. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with approximately 580 employees.

Due to the increase in business we are currently recruiting Facility Engineers in Scotland.

Job Summary

To supervise and execute defined, trained engineering procedures for maintenance, qualification, validation and calibration of equipment / facility, in compliance with applicable cGMP standards, regulations, techniques, best practice and business metrics.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain safe and available systems through supervision and execution of equipment, plan and facilities maintenance, qualifications, validation and calibration ensuring compliance defined by SOPs, protocols and procedures
  • Apply cGMP / GEP work practices and techniques in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures
  • Collaborate with internal customers ensuring clear communication on planned and unplanned actions ensuring due consideration of access, supervision, documentation, safety product quality or regulatory compliance
  • Be accountable for engineering areas being clean, tidy and well organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Maintain engineering records, logs and documentation in a compliant manner
  • Deliver actions required to ensure progression of investigations, deviations, change controls and CAPAs to agreed timescales
  • Conduct all activities in a careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements ensuring that at any time equipment, facilities and materials used in the area of responsibility comply with defined standards
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting, identifying areas for continuous improvement to the respective manager
  • 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

You Will Have:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent experience in relevant engineering discipline
  • Relevant work experience in a GMP environment
  • Experience in GMP document preparation, process execution, recording data and report writing
  • Experience of co-ordinating equipment / facilities maintenance and calibration programs
  • Experience in the management of environmental, health and safety issues, including permits to work
  • Knowledge of Good Engineering Practice and process improvement tools such as six sigma, lean, FMEA etc

Additional Required Skills:

  • Good communication and skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
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Stores Person (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company has several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, COVID-19 and chikungunya. Valneva’s portfolio also includes two commercial vaccines for travelers. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with approximately 580 employees.

Due to the increase in business we are currently recruiting for a Stores Person to work at our Livingston site.

Job Summary

To support all Supply Chain activities including receipt of all raw materials and consumables, stock control and transferring materials between Valneva sites. Adhering to Valneva policies, ensure raw material stocks are available in the right locations at all times.

Responsibilities

  • Receipt and quarantine of supplies
  • Identify and take responsibility for achieving personal training standards required
  • Take personal responsibility for the safe operation within the Warehousing
  • Awareness of the relevant modules of Valneva’s electronic supply management system
  • Support in the implementing of systems, policies and procedures for effective running of the stores, taking into account any relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Receiving deliveries and ensuring that the material conforms to that specified on the purchase order and internal specifications
  • Inform QC of materials that require release approval and move all deliveries to the appropriate areas
  • Operate first in first out (FIFO) policy and first expired (FEFO) for raw materials and consumables
  • Replenish the stock via the inventory management process, ensuring stock is available on time
  • Clear stores of any un-used and expired material as per standard operating procedures
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping in the warehousing areas
  • You will be required to travel between Valneva Scotland sites
  • You will be required to drive company vehicles including transferring materials between sites
  • You will be required to work different shift patterns between Day shift/Back shift and continental shifts as determined by the business needs.
  • Removal of the waste generated by Goods In
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • You will also be responsible for your own QMS

Job Requirements

  • Stores experience preferably within a structured (GMP/GLP) environment
  • Current driving licence pre January 1997 to allow driving of company vehicle
  • Forklift, Counter Balance and Reach Truck Experienced preferred

Required Skills

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
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QC Coordinator – Logistics (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company has several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, COVID-19 and chikungunya. Valneva’s portfolio also includes two commercial vaccines for travelers. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with approximately 580 employees.

A vacancy has arisen within Valneva Scotland’s Quality Control Department for a QC Co-ordinator (Logistics).

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.

Key Responsibilities­

  • Organise testing and shipment of QC samples and materials to approved test houses, including Valneva Austria, using defined procedures
  • Align sample shipments and return of expected results to the manufacturing schedule whilst maintaining GMP compliance
  • Act as the Subject Master Expert (SME) for QC sample planning to coach/train others, as appropriate, to undertake the role at times of absence
  • Act as central point of contact for QC for the receipt of CofAs from Valneva Austria and approved test houses
  • Raise purchase requisitions for in process, final product, and raw material testing as required.
  • Co-ordinate the storage of QC samples including maintenance of inventory logs, execution of routine stock checks and discard of applicable materials
  • Co-ordinate the sampling of materials to support shipment schedules and analysis
  • Apply best GMP work-practices and techniques to sampling
  • Co-ordinate the release of raw materials ensuring the availability of materials to support the manufacturing, supply chain, and QC testing schedules
  • Write, manage and progress QMS documentation to meet agreed target dates
  • Immediately escalate and report deviations and issues through line management that may potentially impact sample shipment and/or analysis of materials required for the manufacturing schedule and QC testing schedules
  • Ensure allocated area(s) adhere to 5S working practices and high levels of cleanliness are maintained to ensure a state of inspection readiness
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and liaise with QC line management (or other functions) to agree benefits and deployment plans
  • 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 GMP working practices at all times
  • Actively contribute to the development of the QC Logistics team, for example, through team meetings

Other Responsibilities

  • Deputise for the QC Raw Materials Co-ordinator and support the release of raw materials
  • Act as departmental point of contact on relevant site projects
  • Support other QC activities in line with the manufacturing schedule

Experience

  • Degree in biological sciences or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory bodies Biologics / vaccine background preferred
  • 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

Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player
  • Ability to think analytically
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QC Technician – Microbiology (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention of infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company has several vaccines in development, including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, COVID-19 and chikungunya. Valneva’s portfolio also includes two commercial vaccines for travelers. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with approximately 580 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a QC Technician – Micro.

Job Summary

To undertake microbiological tasks and analysis for the release and monitoring of facilities, raw materials, intermediate and final product samples according to defined procedures and protocols, in accordance with regulatory requirements

Responsibilities

  • Execute microbiological procedures for testing of raw materials, intermediate products and final product samples, according to defined SOPs and protocols
  • Perform environmental monitoring of cleanroom areas as required, to support manufacturing processes and Facility Contamination Control (FCC)
  • Conduct all activities in a careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Ensure that equipment, facilities and materials used in the QC laboratories comply with defined standards
  • Adhere to 5S working practices. Identify and implement areas for continuous improvement and escalate to Lab Manager
  • 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 QC areas being clean, tidy and well-organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Ensure that all required training is complete in procedures performed and operate in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • Undertake any other duties in accordance with company requirements

Experience

  • Degree in biological sciences or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory body requirements
  • Experience of microbiological methods in a production-focused environment including but not limited to; Total Viable Count, Bacterial Endotoxin, Environmental monitoring, microbial identification and Growth Promotion
  • Experience in cell culture and virology assays desirable
  • Biologics / vaccine background ideal
  • Experience managing external relationships for effective delivery, e.g. vendors, test houses
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience of working to deadlines and managing conflicting priorities

Required Skills

  • Ability to organise, deliver planned schedules and work across QC, Process Development and QA
  • Experience of writing QMS documentation, e.g. SOPs, Deviations, Change Controls, CAPA desired
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within and outside QC
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Engineering Technician (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Due to the increase in business we are currently recruiting for Engineer Technician to work at our Livingston site.

Job Summary

To execute defined procedures for calibration, qualification and maintenance of equipment / facilities, in compliance with applicable cGMP standards, regulations, techniques, best practice and business metrics.

Responsibilities

  • Perform routine calibrations and qualifications of various equipment ensuring compliance defined by SOPs, protocols and procedures
  • Apply cGMP / GEP work practices and techniques in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Observe and assist in plant and facilities maintenance
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures.
  • Collaborate with internal customers ensuring clear communication on planned and unplanned actions ensuring due consideration of access, supervision, documentation, safety product quality or regulatory compliance
  • Be accountable for engineering areas being clean, tidy and well organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Maintain engineering records, logs and documentation in a compliant manner.
  • Deliver actions required to ensure progression of investigations, deviations, change controls and CAPAs to agreed timescales
  • Conduct all activities in a careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements ensuring that at any time equipment, facilities and materials used in the area of responsibility comply with defined standards
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Shift work and out of hours work as required
  • On Call rota

Job Requirements

  • ONC/HNC in an engineering discipline
  • Relevant work experience in a GMP environment preferred
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment
  • Good report writing skills

Required Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Reliable and enthusiastic
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QA Specialist – Document Management (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Do you have a background in Quality Assurance Document Management ? 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 QA Specialists within Document Management to join us during this unprecedented time of growth.

Job Summary

Responsible for document control and document archive.  Assist in maintaining a comprehensive quality management system to achieve inspection readiness all portfolio products

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a system of document control to meet the requirements of the company, taking into account any regulatory requirements i.e. GDP I cGMP I FDA
  • Maintain company archive and pre archive system to ensure adequate and secure protection of quality documentation and data.
  • Manage databases within the Quality System
  • Good Manufacturing Practice for the manufacture and testing of pharmaceuticals
  • Provide support during audits of Valneva Scotland Ltd
  • Support and take part in Continuous Improvement activities
  • Provide support for Pilgrim electronic document management system where required
  • Perform training in areas of expertise where required
  • Work within the Global Quality team to ensure efficient and effective roll-out of Global Quality Documents
  • Support Quality Assurance activities as directed by line manager or Head of Quality Assurance
  • Provide administrative support for Quality Assurance activities as directed by line manager or Head of Quality Assurance
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Job Requirements

Experience:

  • Relevant experience in business administration/ document control and archiving
  • Experience of GMP environment and specifically Quality Operations/ Quality Assurance

Required Skills:

  • Self-motivated and conscientious team player
  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
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Senior Validation Specialist (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Do you have a background in Validation ? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Valneva is an award-winning, specialty vaccine company providing prevention against diseases with major unmet medical needs, and we are currently hiring for a Senior Validation Specialist to join us during this unprecedented time of growth.

Job Summary

To assist with the definition and implementation of operational validation activities that ensure effective oversight of and verification that validation activities are in compliance with EU/FDA regulatory requirements.

Primary functions of the job are to:

Support, lead and advise on process validation, assay validation, software validation, shipping validation and equipment qualification in line with training and experience.

Act as subject matter expert in regulatory inspections of these areas as appropriate.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Head of Validation, assist in the development, definition and implementation of operational validation activities.
  • To identify areas of improvement for validation systems/procedures and to provide support with the implementation of such improvements.
  • Generate and/or perform reviews of validation documentation in accordance with relevant Standard Operating Procedures, including but not limited to:
    • Validation Master Plan(s)/Validation Plans
    • Validation Protocols
    • Validation Reports
  • Participate in project groups, set acceptance criteria and define the data requirements necessary to ensure that validation work is compliant. To ensure that the Head of Validation and other key stakeholders are informed of validation matters which may have an adverse impact on the validation status of facilities, equipment systems, the manufacturing process on product disposition (e.g. batch/lot release decisions).
  • Investigate and report Quality Issues, escalating to management as required.
  • To compile key quality data for the validation program and to make such data available to management to drive a culture of continuous improvement that is fully compliant with current EU/FDA regulations and quality requirements and Valneva Scotland Ltd business needs
  • To keep up to date with current guidelines and regulatory requirements in respect of internal and external quality requirements.
  • To provide and/or coordinate training in validation related procedures/concepts as appropriate to meet business needs.
  • Provide support during internal/external and third-party audits.
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head of Validation.

Job Requirements

Experience

  • HND level or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of validation within a GMP manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of process validation in a biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Robust working knowledge of at least two of the following:
    • Validation of aseptic processes (including filling),
    • Validation of Computerised systems,
    • Equipment Qualification,
    • Process Validation,
    • Assay Validation,
      • Cleaning Validation.

Experience as a validation subject matter expert (in the above topics) in regulatory inspections.

Required Skills

  • Effective communication skills across all personnel levels and function areas
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
  • A logical approach to problem solving
  • Good organisational abilities
  • Ability to operate with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to train staff across all personnel levels and functional areas
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Clinical Compliance Expert (f/m/d) – part time (Vienna, Austria)

  • Position: Part 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

  • Regular updates of existing SOPs owned by Clinical Development
  • Development of new clinical SOPs
  • Training of Clinical Development team on clinical SOPs
  • Organization of relevant trainings, including GCP
  • Audit Coordinating Person for Clinical Development
  • Coordination and support of clinical regulatory inspections in collaboration with QA
  • May participation in clinical audits and regulatory inspections

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 3 years of clinical operations experience or clinical quality assurance
  • Profound knowledge of ICH-GCP, data protection laws, clinical study directives and other regulations and guidelines for the conduct of clinical studies
  • Experience in holding trainings
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Independent working style
  • Excellent knowledge in English (written and oral)
  • May be required to travel to participate in audits/inspections

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 like flexitime, performance-related bonus, lunch vouchers, child care center (“Kindergarten”), company events

Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary for this position, which is € 42.000,- 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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Junior Scientist QC Analytics (f/m/d) (Vienna, Austria)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Campus Vienna Biocenter 3, Vienna 1030, Austria
  • Required degrees: PhD in relevant scientific field (preferred: chemistry)

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 planning, analysis, review and troubleshooting of established routine methodologies (scientific, technical and organizational aspects)
  • Writing technical protocols / reports (assay development and validation, analytical testing) SOPs and other GxP documentation
  • Verification and validation of assays used for release and stability testing as well as validation of computerized systems
  • Qualification of analytical equipment
  • Assay set up and transfer for the release of raw materials, intermediate products and final products, including preparation / completion of protocols and reports
  • Execution of analytical procedures, for testing of test, release and stability samples, according to defined Standard Operating Procedures, and protocols in compliance with the same
  • Compliance with and continuous improvement of best cGMP working standards
  • Deviation and change management
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with external companies regarding QC activities

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in relevant scientific field (preferred: chemistry)
  • Background in chemical assays (e.g. HPLC, ICP-OES, Photometric assays)
  • Willingness to work in a GxP-regulated environment
  • Ability to work according to challenging timelines
  • Team work, excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical/problem solving skills
  • Computer software and analysis (MS Office, SPSS)
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)

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 € 48.000,- 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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Program Manager (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

Our Program Manager is first point of contact for UK government managing information flow within the Valneva Program.

Acting also as the COVID Program Management Officer, who  plans, monitors and manages the COVID Program across all its constituent projects. Leads or coordinates project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting, and troubleshooting. Ensures project results meet requirements regarding schedule and cost. Monitoring performance and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments or resource additions.

Supports alignment between manufacturing sites and drives teams to jointly meet timelines.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for management of external stakeholder
  • Act as local relationship owner for key stakeholders with UK Government
  • Work with the Program Director and other senior staff to prepare content ahead of key governance meetings and ad-hoc meetings as required
  • Responsible for setting-up, monitoring and management of assigned program / project timelines and activities from initiation through completion conduct with a primary focus on milestone achievements.
  • Support each department with their Covid strategy and tracking (e.g. HR, Finance)
  • Uses formal processes and tools to manage progress, resources, budget, risks meetings and changes
  • Aligns CMC teams across all sites to ensure achieving necessary milestones/ timelines
  • Generate transparency of the projects ensuring routine reporting to the respective committees. Internal communication within the COVID Program
  • Promote and foster a strong team culture and open and transparent communication
  • Lead and moderate together with Program Director virtual program and project teams across sites. Deputise for Program Director where appropriate and required
  • Support Valneva’s management board and program directors on other strategic activities, as required

Job Requirements

Education / Experience:

  • Scientific or engineering background
  • Relevant experience in project management, management consulting, corporate development, or another related field (7+ years); PM certification / qualification is appreciated
  • Experience in biotech and pharmaceutical production environment

Required Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and build credibility with internal & external Stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to see the “big picture”
  • Understand key dynamics of a business/industry while maintaining good attention to detail
  • Strong experience within strategic projects and topics
  • Successful project management experience in facilitating cross-functional, complex projects in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple project deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to structure and manage complex cross-enterprise projects and processes with multiple stakeholders at both senior and junior levels
  • Produces high quality reporting and analysis to management as well as ad hoc analyses and reports, as directed.
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Validation Specialist (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 validation experience for our newly built manufacturing premises in Livingston.

Job Summary 

We are actively recruiting for Validation Specialists to assist with the definition and performance of operational validation activities that ensure that validation activities are in compliance with EU/FDA regulatory requirements and applicable guidelines.

Perform, witness and provide support and advice for required validations and qualifications on site. Acting as subject matter expert in regulatory inspections as appropriate based on involvement within the validation or project activities.

You will be responsible for:

  • Reporting to the Head of Validation, assist in the operational validation activities, including physically performing Equipment and Facility Qualifications.
  • Identify areas of improvement for validation systems/procedures and to provide support with the implementation of such improvements.
  • Generate and complete validation documentation in accordance with relevant Standard Operating Procedures, including but not limited to:
  • Validation Plans
  • Validation Protocols
  • Validation Reports
  • Participate in project groups and set acceptance criteria and define the data requirements necessary to ensure that validation work is compliant.  To ensure that the Head of Validation and other key stakeholders are informed of validation matters which may have an adverse impact on the validation status of facilities, equipment systems, the manufacturing process on product disposition (e.g. batch/lot release decisions).
  • Investigate and report Quality Issues, escalating to management as required.
  • To compile key quality data for the validation program and to make such data available to management to drive a culture of continuous improvement that is fully compliant with current EU/FDA regulations and quality requirements and Valneva Scotland Ltd business needs.
  • To keep up to date with current guidelines and regulatory requirements in respect of internal and external quality requirements.
  • To provide and/or coordinate training in validation related procedures/concepts as appropriate to meet business needs.
  • Provide support during internal/external and third-party audits.
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head of Validation Scotland.

Education / Experience:

  • HND level or equivalent qualification in relevant subject (required).
  • Working knowledge of Equipment Qualification and/ or Facility Qualification in a biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical GMP environment (required).
  • Working knowledge of validation principles in at least one of the following (preferred):
  • Validation of aseptic processes (including filling),
  • Validation of Computerised systems,
  • Process Validation,
  • Assay Validation,
  • Cleaning Validation.
  • Experience in regulatory inspections (preferred).

You will have:

  •  Effective communication skills across all personnel levels within the organisation and with contractors / external engineers.
  • Good Writing skills for completion of documentation and report writing.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • A logical approach to problem solving
  • Good organisational and effective prioritisation skills
  • Ability to operate with minimal direct supervision
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Contracts Specialist (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

JOB SUMMARY

To provide oversight for suppliers of Valneva Scotland Ltd ensuring that all required documentation is in place and that the performance is measured and reported as per internal procedures.  To perform updates to our ERP system to improve the system functionality.  Working cross functionally with QA to ensure QAG’s, audits and complaints are managed effectively.

RESPONSIBILITIES

CONTRACT MANAGMENT

  • Completion of Quality Agreements and tracking review status
  • Liaise with key internal stakeholders and customers to prepare and finalise contracts for goods, services and materials in accordance with Company policy
  • Contract Management liaison with legal department
  • Liaising with Procurement to aide completion of Supply Agreements and MSA’s

SUPPLIER AND CUSTOMVER OVERSIGHT

  • Generate Supplier / Customer Oversight spreadsheet / database to manage information relating to Agreements, Audits, Special Instructions and Contracts to ensure all information is in a central place and linked where appropriate to the Quality Management System
  • Updates to Approved Supplier register
  • Completion of Annual Performance reports
  • Supporting procurement in completion of Risk Plans
  • Dealing with and resolving supplier complaints
  • Introduction of new suppliers

ERP

  • Responsible for system improvements including external warehouse requirements for call off materials and update to approved suppliers to reflect audit dates on a regular basis
  • Supporting functions in troubleshooting when issues arise

GENERAL

  • Actively lead the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment across the site and within the function
  • Manage external suppliers to ensure effective business relationships are maintained and translate into required level of service
  • To make sure that all relevant procedures defined by SOP’s and protocols, are being executed in compliance with cGMP standards
  • Working cross-functionally, improve the performance of existing suppliers and escalate as appropriate poor performance and possible alternative routes of supply
  • Be responsible for the development, collating and reporting of key quality and business metrics and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement within the supplier management coordinator role
  • Be accountable that all direct and indirect work areas are clean, tidy and well organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness. Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements.
  • Ensure that any change controls, investigations and CAPA’s related to procurement and materials are being escalated and addressed in an appropriate, timely fashion
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and escalate to the appropriate head of function
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

EXPERIENCE

  • MCIPS and/or relevant business degree or equivalent experience
  • Membership or working towards MILT or CIPS preferable
  • Relevant work experience in a regulated industry, preferably in Manufacturing/Logistics or Pharma/Biopharm
  • Lean or 6-Sigma / 5(s) experience in implementing lean processes
  • Strong knowledge of, and experience working within, quality management systems and cGMP
  • Extensive experience of GMP/GDP working environments
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the preparation and execution of high level management supplier negotiations. Proven track record of building strategic long term value add supplier relationships implementing the appropriate agreements and contracts
  • Strong business knowledge and commercial acumen with the ability to focus and prioritise critical tasks and deliver cost of improvement projects
  • Experience managing a complex supply chain to highlight and mitigate areas of risk
  • EH&S awareness
  • Developing and implementing SOPs and work instructions and other quality related documentation
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Buyer (Livingston, Scotland)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Livingston, Scotland

JOB SUMMARY

Liaise and negotiate with critical suppliers to secure the most favourable terms for the immediate and strategic long term business requirements.  To ensure through day to day planning and supervision that all materials, services and equipment is procured in line with quality and regulatory expectations, at the most favourable cost and in compliance with Company procedure.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaise with key internal stakeholders to prepare for finalisation of contracts for goods, services and materials in accordance with Company policy
  • Carry out all procurement activities to defined SOP’s and protocols for the effective sourcing and supply of materials and services, ensuring they are executed in compliance with cGMP standards
  • Coordinate with key internal stakeholders to prepare and support negotiations with critical suppliers. Deliver quantitative cost, quality and service improvement as a result of negotiation
  • Support in the development of strategic business partnerships with the appropriate supplier’s based on risk and commercial opportunity. Plan and develop new, improved sources of supply for current and future needs with an obligation to permanently gain information on requirements, market, prices and generally important economic issues and coherences.
  • Collate and report key quality and business metrics, and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement
  • Ensure that any deviations to materials, services, facilities, processes or procedures are being escalated and addressed in an appropriate, timely fashion
  • Be accountable that all direct and indirect work areas are clean, tidy and well organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness. Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements.
  • Ensure that any change controls, investigations and CAPA´s related to procurement are being escalated and addressed in an appropriate, timely fashion
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team-setting
  • Ensure ERP system data is maintained in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Manage external warehouses for call off material, ensuring adequate stocks of materials are on hand at all times and in date for manufacturing requirements
  • Create and maintain risk plans for all critical materials
  • Working cross functionally, improve the performance of existing suppliers and escalate, as appropriate, poor performance possible alternative routes of supply
  • 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

EXPERIENCE

  • Relevant work experience in a regulated industry preferably in Manufacturing or Logistics
  • Strong knowledge of (and experience working within) quality management systems and cGMP
  • CIPS qualified, or relevant qualification/education in Procurement
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the preparation and execution of high level management supplier negotiations.
  • Experience managing a complex supply chain to highlight and mitigate areas of risk
  • Lean or 6-Sigma experience or working experience would be favourable

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Proven track record of building strategic long term and value add supplier relationships implementing the appropriate agreements and contracts
  • Strong IT Skills, including all MS Office applications
  • Strong business and commercial acumen with the ability to focus and prioritise critical tasks
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic and value-driven
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines
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Sample Manager Quality Control (f/m/d) (Vienna, Austria)

  • Position: Full time
  • Location: Campus Vienna Biocenter 3, Vienna 1030, Austria
  • Required degrees: Bachelor/HTL degree in natural sciences

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against infectious 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

  • Responsible for sample management for in-house and external release and stability testing for QC departments
  • Organization of Incoming and Outgoing Shipments (Supply Coordinator)
  • Samples storage and distribution for internal testing
  • Maintain oversight and coordination of external testing
  • Maintain communication/contact with external and internal clients
  • Responsible for Purchase Order processing
  • Establishment of in house testing schedule and Certificates of Analyses
  • Archiving/filing of documents according to GMP requirements
  • Support basic lab equipment maintenance and calibration activities

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor/HTL degree in natural sciences
  • Excellent organizational, documentation management and teamwork skills required
  • High communicational skills required
  • Working experience in a laboratory or quality (GxP) environment is a plus
  • English fluently in word and writing, Experience with Word and Excel
  • Management and consolidation of large data sets/lists
  • Highly team-orientated personality
  • Willing to work in a high-quality regulated GxP 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 € 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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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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(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