Shire Lab Scientist in Lessines (Baxalta), Belgium

Lab Scientist

Technical Services (Manufacturing support & small scale operations) at Shire is a group that provides scientific and technical expertise to the facility manufacturing operations, and develops process improvements. Focus areas are leading complex investigations, achieving higher process yields, and improving the process robustness.

A Process Laboratory is included into the Technical Services department, where the manufacturing operations are simulated in smaller scales to study and optimize the process parameters. The primary role of the Lab Scientist is to perform lab scale experiments to support manufacturing operations and to improve processes.


  • To participate to the production of small scale batches or lab manipulations

  • To participate to the analytical tests required for lab studies

  • To participate in specific problem solving/troubleshooting for laboratory activities

  • To participate into the redaction of studies for lab experiments


  • Bachelor or Master in Sciences (Pharmaceutical sciences or Chemistry or Biochemistry)

  • Familiar with regular lab manipulations

  • Autonomous

  • Background in a pharmaceutical environment is an asset (has a first successful experience or a long-term pharmaceutical internship in a company)

  • Excellent interpersonal, communicational and team skills, enthusiastic

  • Feels at ease to collaborate with different local/global services and with suppliers

  • Capacities in writing scientific documentation in English, French speaking

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office programs, SharePoint, LIMs or equivalent programSchedule: Day shiftReports to: Head of Ig Lab

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.