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At Cocoon, we are proud of the important role we play in supporting not only our partners and customers, but also our employees towards achieving our shared objective: building a better future together.

In our dynamic workplace, you will have the opportunity to be both challenged and supported in your endeavors. We foster an environment that values and encourages the open sharing of ideas, collaboration among talented teams, and the pursuit of ambitious goals.

If you’re seeking a place where you can innovate, grow, and make a positive impact, come and join our team!

Current job opportunities

  • Entomology Operator More

    Location: Bilbao, Spain (Derio, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia)
    Department: Insect production
    Employment type: Full time
    Contract Type: Undefined
    Level: Operator

    At Cocoon we are looking for an Insect Operator to join our Entomology team at our industrial plant.

    The Operator will be responsible for:

    • Insect breeding activities to maintain commercial insect colonies
    • Manage insect production to meet production and growth targets
    • Daily tasks for the maintenance of the different areas of the industrial plant where insects production occurs (some weekend work and reasonable additional hours may be required)
    • Collection of production data to ensure the quality of the different processes

    Skills and experience:

    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Learning mindset and a positive attitude
    • Flexible and adaptable nature
    • High level of initiative and teamwork
    • Great attention to detail

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  • Entomology Production Manager More

    Location: Bilbao, Spain (Derio, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia)
    Department: Managing Insect production
    Employment type: Full time
    Contract type: Indefinite
    Level: Manager

    We are seeking an experienced Entomology Production Manager to coordinate and oversee the manufacturing of insects. Your role will involve ensuring the efficiency of production lines and the quality of the output.

    You will be reporting to the Head of Entomology and are expected to have a deep knowledge and understanding of production processes. Effective leadership skills to guide your team and personnel towards maximum performance will be key. Your role will also involve frequent decision-making and problem-solving tasks.

    If you are ready for this challenge, we invite you to reach out.

    The Entomology Production Manager will be responsible for:

    • Ensuring compliance with the quality system by the personnel under their charge and in all activities carried out
    • Ensuring proper maintenance of facilities and equipment and compliance with preventive maintenance plans, calibrations and validations and qualifications
    • Guaranteeing the training of the personnel in charge
    • Coordinating with the Head of Entomology in everything related to the breeding and maintenance of the insectary
    • Monitoring production to resolve issues
    • Supervising and evaluate performance of production personnel
    • Ensuring output meets quality standards
    • Enforcing health and safety precautions
    • Identifying the best tools and technologies to help manage workflow and optimizes their implementation and deployment
    • Identifying processes that can improve project efficiency and act as a change agent for them
    • Ensuring internal department workflow and tracking documents up to date
    • Supporting the team on all integrations and proposals

    Requirements and skills:

    • Positive attitude
    • Commitment to the organization
    • Social skills
    • Concern for continuous improvement
    • Proactivity
    • Responsibility
    • Innovation capacity
    • Teamwork
    • Flexibility and adaptability
    • Knowledge of production management
    • Understanding of quality standards and health & safety regulations
    • Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts
    • Experience in reporting on key production metrics
    • Outstanding communication ability
    • Excellent organizational and leaderships skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach

    Required education & experience:

    • B.S. with 3 years of experience or M.S. / PhD in Entomology, Zoology, Zootechnician or related discipline
    • Experience of at least 3 years in the industrial production of animals, with experience in mass insect breeding
    • Comfortable working with multiple insect species

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  • QC Production Technician More

    Location: Bilbao, Spain (Derio, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia) 
    Department: Quality 
    Employment type: Full time
    Contract Type: Permanent
    Level: Technician

    Required Education:  

    • Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or Biotechnology or Higher Technician in laboratory analysis and quality control.  

    Experience:  

    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Quality Control laboratory under QMS. 
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in executing analytical methods (spectrophotometry, PCR, densitometry, Western Blot, ELISA and microbiological analysis).  

    Valuable experience: 

    • Monitoring processes 
    • Good documentation practices applicable to report preparation, incident management, change controls, CAPA plan, etc. 
    • Excel proficiency 

    Requirements and skills: 

    • Initiative, organizational skills, and teamwork 
    • Analytical and problem-solving thinking 
    • Responsibility, positive attitude, and learning mindset 
    • High attention to detail and precision in job execution 

    The QC Production Technician will be responsible for: 

    • Execute chemical and biochemical protein analysis, as well as the validation and verification of analytical methods to ensure accuracy and repeatability 
    • Conduct microbiological analysis 
    • Supervise and evaluate samples at different stages of the production process 
    • Preparation of reagents and materials for analysis 
    • Maintain accurate records of all tests and their results, as well as prepare technical reports 
    • Material control 
    • Internal maintenance and equipment cleaning 
    • Support in drafting incidents, non-conformities, as well as in the implementation of corrective and preventive actions 
    • Ensure that all products and processes comply with relevant regulations 
    • Maintenance of internal documentation 

    Apply Now

  • Warehouse Manager and Lab Assistant More

    Location: Tres Cantos – Madrid 
    Employment type: Full time
    Contract type: Permanent 

    Required Education: 

    • Administrative management technician or Lab technician  

    Valuable experience:  

    • Lab assistant, warehouse management, organization of invoices, orders, and stock control, material replenishment, contact with suppliers 

    Valuable knowledge:  

    • Laboratory equipment management 
    • Excel proficiency  

    Requirements and skills: 

    • Strong organizational skills and laboratory management transversal to all areas 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills 
    • Learning mindset and positive attitude 
    • Flexible and adaptable nature 
    • High level of initiative and teamwork 
    • Great attention to detail and problem-solving aptitude  

    The Warehouse Manager and Lab Assistant will be responsible for:  

    a)   Warehouse management: 

    • Control of minimum stocks of reagents, consumables, and laboratory utensils, coordinating orders with the purchasing manager.  
    • Reception, identification, and location of items  
    • Expiry date control  
    • Verification and registration of entries and exits related to the stock management of materials according to laboratory demand  
    • Incident management with suppliers  
    • Ensure the proper functioning of the warehouse within the QMS

    b)   Support: 

    • Reception and registration of new equipment in the Master list 
    • Participation in equipment-related procedures after coordination with the Equipment Manager (organization of shipments for faults, warranties, documentation, etc.)  
    • Management of lab material and lab coats (transfer to the washing and autoclaving area and collection of clean material)  
    • Responsible for supplying treated water for analysis and buffer preparation  
    • Support for lab cleaning tasks 

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  • Laboratory R&D QC Analyst More

    Location: Tres Cantos – Madrid 
    Department: Quality 
    Employment type: Full time
    Contract type: Permanent 

    Required Education: 

    • Higher Technician in Quality Control Laboratory 
    • Higher Technician in Clinical and Biomedical Laboratory  

    Experience:  

    • Minimum 1 year experience in R&D laboratory or Quality Control under GMP  

    Requirements and skills: 

    • Analytical techniques (spectrophotometry, PCR, cell cultures, ELISA…) and equipment handling 
    • Good documentation practices applicable to report preparation, incident management, change controls, CAPA plans, etc. 
    • Setting up of analytical methods 
    • Organization, cleanliness and maintenance of the laboratory 
    • Excel proficiency  
    • Initiative, organizational skills, and team work 
    • Analytical and problem-solving thinking 
    • Responsibility, positive attitude, and learning mentality  

    The R&D QC Analyst will be responsible for: 

    • Routine analysis of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products 
    • Preparation of reagents and materials for analysis 
    • Participation in setting up new analysis methods 
    • Material control 
    • Equipment internal maintenance and cleaning 
    • Participation and support in drafting incidents, non-conformities, etc. 
    • Reviewing and modifying procedures 
    • Maintenance of lists and internal documentation 

    Apply Now

  • Downstream Production Technician More

    Location: Bilbao, Spain (Derio, Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia)
    Department: Downstream
    Employment type: Full time
    Contract type: Indefinite
    Level: Technician

    The Downstream Production Technician will be responsible for:

    • Executing protein production processes in Downstream department using correct equipment, ensuring its correct usage, and maintenance.
    • Following Standard Operating Procedures for equipment maintenance and cleaning
    • Preparing weighing, buffers, solutions, samples, waste management
    • Management of material stock for Downstream processes, such as columns, filters, solutions, etc
    • Cleaning of the production line

    Requirements and skills:

    • Resourceful
    • Organized individual with positive attitude and commitment
    • Responsible, flexible, and capable of adapting as needed.
    • Proactive in achieving goals and collaborating in a team

    Required education & experience:

    • Higher Technician in Laboratory
    • Minimum 1 year experience as an operator in a GMP production plant

    Valuable experience:

    • Experience in protein purification within a GMP environment
    • Skilled in maintaining strict documentation practices
    • Experienced in preparing reports
    • Effective in managing incidents and implementing change controls
    • Proficient in developing CAPA plans to address issues
    • Excel knowledge and management

    Apply Now

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