Manufacturing Operations Technician

Ncardia is a privately held stem cell solution provider for drug discovery screening and cell therapy development. We operate worldwide with facilities and offices in Belgium and the Netherlands. Our goal is to be the supportive and trusted partner to Biotech & Pharma companies in the human induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (hiPSC) drug discovery and cell therapy space.

Ncardia develops, produces and commercializes hiPSC based solutions. Our offerings extend from concept development to pre-clinical studies, including custom manufacturing of a range of cell types, as well as discovery services such as disease modelling, screening, and safety assays. Manufacturing process development expertise supports the development of cell therapy products.

We are an enthusiastic, skilled and committed international team in which everyone has the opportunity to make a decisive contribution.

For more information, please visit our website www.ncardia.com.

Job Description

The manufacturing operations technician will be involved in all aspects of the manufacturing of Ncardia’s human cardiac and neuronal cell products, under supervision of the Manufacturing Manager. Activities include advanced stem cell culture, state of the art differentiation processes, media manufacturing, down-stream processing and being responsible of cell maintenance during week-ends and public holidays.

Tasks and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Perform state of the art cell culture techniques in the field of human stem cell maintenance
  • Perform batch production and cryopreservation of differentiated cells (cardiomyocytes / neurons)
  • Perform media production
  • Support routine lab activities such as solution stock keeping and equipment maintenance
  • Collect and record data accurately following standard operation procedures in compliance with ISO9001:2015 requirements
  • Pro-active mindset, propose solutions and participate in investigations whenever needed


Required experience:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in (applied) biological science or related domains
  • Demonstrated practical experience in cell culture techniques is a requirement (such as, maintenance of cell lines, cell differentiation, cryopreservation, cell counting, media preparation, aseptic techniques)
  • Experience with stem cells
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 or any other quality norm
  • Experience with flow cytometry is a plus


Required skills:

  • Well-organized, precise and reliable
  • Understanding of good documentation practices
  • Highly motivated, proactive, accurate, creative, and committed team worker
  • Ready to work during week-ends
  • Good communication skills and team-player
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent knowledge of English both written and verbal
  • Affinity with ISO9001 and/or GLP quality systems


Job location:
Gosselies, Belgium

Position type:
Full time or Part time (80%)

Start date: Immediately

We offer a challenging position in a dynamic biotech company with room for personal growth and development. Depending on your education and experience, we provide an appropriate salary.

For questions or further information about this vacancy, please contact Naàlia Marinho (naalia.marinho@ncardia.com).

Send your motivation letter with curriculum vitae by September 30 to: careers@ncardia.com