Upstream Process Development Senior Specialist

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Polpharma Biologics is a state-of-the-art biological R&D and manufacturing facility, one of the most modern in Europe. We have a fantastic, international team of experienced experts and dynamic young scientists with common goals and values. Biotechnology is our passion.

Together we develop medicines, offering a new hope to patients suffering from serious diseases. We create a passionate and friendly workplace environment. Join us!

Your role

In this role you will be responsible for all activities related to Upstream process development and USP laboratory operation based on solid scientific and engineering knowledge. You will be a mentor for more junior team members as well.

Your responsibilities

  • Executing USP experiments according to planned schedules and follow the current quality standards
  • Mentoring more junior team members in technical and scientific issues related to USP
  • Operation of Eppendorf, Sartorius and Thermofisher Bioreactor Systems
  • Maintaining the assigned laboratory equipment up to date and in operation state following the internal maintenance and service policies
  • Planning optimization experiments
  • Troubleshooting and supporting process development
  • Close cooperation with other teams e.g. MS&T and Production departments
  • Lead a team of up to 5 members when required for specific experiments
  • Representing the group and Polpharma Biologics during external conferences and events when required

If you have

  • University degree (Ph.D. on bioprocess engineering, engineering sciences, biotechnology is highly desirable)
  • of 5 years in mammalian cell culture for mAbs production
  • Experience with biosimilars (desirable)
  • Perfect understanding of Good Documentation Practices
  • Working knowledge of scaling up / down of bioprocesses
  • Experience with DoE planning, execution and interpretation
  • Good knowledge of statistics
  • Good understanding and knowledge of Bioreactor systems and their control systems
  • Experience with SCADA / Delta V systems is desirable
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

We offer

  • Private healthcare
  • Life insurance
  • Pension plan above national standards
  • Relocation package
  • Additional free day
  • and more…
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