Vacancies at FOSS

Department Manager - Reagent Manufacturing and Service Operations

Published: 2019-08-27
Soft Flow
Ürögi Fasor 2/A
7634  Pécs

Armbruszt Simon
+36 72891888


Soft Flow Hungary was founded in the USA in 1988 and moved to Hungary in 1992. Soft Flow is the leading biotechnology company in the fields of flow cytometry and food/feed safety with 20 years of experience in R&D and cooperation with market leaders in global industry. In 2017, the Hungarian Brands program awarded our company as one of the most innovative brands. Based in Pécs Soft Flow currently employs over 60 highly qualified employees. In the coming years we will expand considerably and move to new facilities in Pécs. Follow us on

In 2016, the Danish company FOSS acquired Soft Flow. FOSS creates end-to-end solutions that secure and improve food quality. From raw material to finished product. Our analysis instruments refine measurements into information management that enables businesses to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste and bigger yields. Controlling cost and quality across all sectors and value chains, we help food and agricultural producers limit the number of human errors, scale their business faster and reduce manual labor as well as labor costs. We call it analytics beyond measure. You can read about FOSS at
FOSS employs more than 1400 people working all over the world. The analysis instruments are marketed and sold through a global network of sales subsidiaries in 28 countries and by more than 75 dedicated distributors spread over Europe, Americas, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.


Department Manager - Reagent Manufacturing and Service Operations


The Job

Production supervision of intermediate bulk reagent batches and final products for multiplex assays, according to specifications in compliance with the production technology. Continuous improvement of the production processes. Maintain a logistic setup for reagent shipments worldwide.

Supervison of the internal reference laboratory and quality control procedures.

Supervison of the laboratory operations and maintenance procedures, including safety and lab permissions.

Primary Tasks

  • Use and organize conjugational chemistry methods to bind various macromolecules (antibodies, proteins, nucleic acids, etc.) to solid phase carriers.
  • Preparation of flourochrome conjugates (IgG-FITC, -PE, etc.).
  • Production of food safety analytical kits, and multiplex microanalytical assay reagents.
  • Perform quality control bioanalytical measurements (ELISA, flow cytometry, gel electrophoresis, etc.).
  • Build up and maintain an ISO 17025 compliant internal reference laboratory for various matrices.
  • Work according to ISO-9001:2015 standards, and prepare documentation in compliance with "Good Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices".
  • Inventory of chemicals and tools needed to carry out laboratory work.
  • Control the logistic setup between Hungary and Denmark, and build a team that is capable of handling worldwide reagent logistic tasks.
  • Effective and excellent collaboration with research staff.
  • Continuous study of available literature for the development in methodology.
  • Directs production workers and supervises the defined production process to ensure that the desired product yield is achieved.
  • Utilizes the technical expertise on the manufacturing processes and machine operations.
  • Records deviations and incidents, control changes and coordinate with QA and QC team for reports.
  • Provides feedback to the production team and assist in developing new methods to work in a more efficient manner.
  • Maintain the laboratory order and maintenance procedures for all Soft Flow laboratories.

What is expected of the candidate

  • Proven experience in laboratory management
  • MSc in Life Sciences
  • Experience in synthesizing crosslinking reagents
  • Experience with GMP/GLP compliant documentation
  • Customer focused
  • Accuracy
  • Team player
  • Independent
  • Loadability and precision
  • Very good communication skills
  • Good oral and written communication skill level in English


  • Practical experience in immunochemical methods (e.g. ELISA or flow cytometry)
  • Analytical chemistry experience
  • Experience in aseptic working environments
  • User knowlegde in SAP

What we offer

  • Leading highly qualified leaders and staff
  • Participation in international projects
  • Being part of an organization that works for global food safety
  • Challenging job
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Work-life balance, Scandinavian mindset
  • Accommodation for 3 months in the event of removal



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