Senior Process Scientist (gn)

  • Medicine, Pharmacy, Laboratory
  • Fulltime
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Formycon is a leading, independent developer of high-quality biopharmaceutical medicines, especially biosimilars.
With an experienced team comprised of more than 170 professionals, the company is able to span the entire value chain of biosimilar drug development, from market analysis and protein analytics, to the development of production processes, to clinical trials and the regulatory approval process.

Formycon is making a major contribution towards providing as many patients as possible with access to vital and affordable medicines. Based on its extensive experience in the development of biopharmaceutical drugs, the company is also working on the development of a COVID-19 fusion protein.

We are looking for suitable candidates for this full-time permanent position, to begin work as soon as possible.
In this position you will be acting as the key interface between in-house technical development and external manufacturing partners for all technical aspects of process development. As such you interact with a variety of internal and external customers and helps to ensure the timely achievement of process development milestones in high quality. The focus of this position lays on scientific CDMO support, no hands-on laboratory work anticipated.

Your responsibilities

  • Supervise and guide DS (drug substance) process development (cell line development, USP/DSP development, GMP production, process characterization, process validation), transfer and manufacturing at CDMOs
  • Ensure that DS development is carried out with a focus on biosimilar development
  • Act as a person in plant during crucial process development stages
  • Review and provide crucial input to key DS development plans/reports (process characterization and process validation reports, risk assessments, MBRs (master batch records), etc.)
  • Act as internal DS development expert in cross-functional project teams and present DS development updates in internal meetings and in front of collaboration partners/sponsors
  • Escalate project risks in a timely manner, elaborate alternative scenarios and strive for solutions
  • Participate in the compilation of briefing books, INDs, IMPDs and BLAs
  • Safeguard and expand knowledge on state-of-the-art technologies in DS development and manufacturing
  • Contribute to budget planning activities and IP-related discussions

Your qualifications

  • Degree in process sciences, biotechnology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related field
  • Ideally a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry or a highly related field
  • Applied in-depth knowledge of Process Sciences (cell line development, USP and/or DSP)
  • Passion to deliver against tight timelines
  • Experience in people management (matrix and/or line function setting) is considered advantageous
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Basic German knowledge is considered advantageous
  • Work permit for Germany is mandatory

We offer

  • Flexible working time
  • mobile working
  • 30 days paid vacation
  • Formycon pension
  • Group accident insurance
  • Formycon card
  • Continuing education offers
  • Team spirit and great working atmosphere (table football, table tennis, free drinks etc.)
  • and much more!

Bring us your skills and energy, and shape your own career in a stimulating and open work environment. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are ready to take on new challenges with enthusiasm and personal commitment. Working at Formycon means being part of a smart, innovative team with minimal hierarchy and opportunity to share your own ideas.

Have we sparked your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application for employment through our online application portal. Please be sure to include all supporting documents, along with your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations. We look forward to learning about you and the qualifications which you would bring to this position.

Our recruiting process is supported by the recruiter service by Constares GmbH. For initial questions, please contact Rebecca Schön: +49 89 1241 46 204