Process Development Scientist for Cell Culture Development – AGC Biologics; Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark



Would you like to participate in scientific innovation that makes a difference in patients’ lives? And do you have cell culture experience?

Then join AGC Biologics as a Scientist in Upstream Process Development and become part of an international and modern organization that delivers biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing. We get it right. On time.

The Department
The Upstream Process Development group is responsible for cell line development, cell culture process development, fermentation process development, process characterization and upstream process and technology transfers. Projects range from early pre-clinical development through all phases of clinical development all the way to commercial supply. Upstream Development is also responsible for all cGMP cell banking activities, design of platform processes and evaluation and implementation of new upstream technologies and techniques.
The work environment in our department is very informal. There is constant collaboration across the entire organization, and all employees have a very professional and flexible attitude towards their work.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a Scientist you will be involved in multiple upstream development projects, and participate in multi-disciplinary project teams including upstream, downstream and analytical scientists working in close collaboration with the clients’ scientific teams.
The upstream process development team is covering both microbial and a mammalian cell culture projects. Depending on the future needs and your experience and skills, you will be involved in working with cell line development, cell culture process development, optimization and manufacturing support. The process development is performed in scales from a few mL up to 100L. Development, evaluation and scale up of new process methodologies in the development laboratory are some of the responsibilities of the team.

The job includes:

  • planning and coordination of activities and experiments
  • verbal and written reporting to clients
  • strategic technology development
  • technical guidance within development and manufacturing
  • technical advice to business development

Experience and competencies
Ideally you hold a PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or Biochemical Engineering. In addition, you have:

  • a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience from the industry
  • demonstrated strong expertise within developing upstream processes
  • thorough understanding of how modifications in cell culture conditions affect the quality and functional activity of proteins
  • experience in handling bioreactors; fed-batch and/or continuous cultivations
  • good interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to handle several projects simultaneously
  • experience in planning, performing and reporting experiments
  • fluency in English, written and spoken

AGC offers
AGC offers a dynamic working place with good opportunities of working with a varied array of tasks and challenges. You will get insight into and experience with the way the various departments throughout a contract manufacturing organization interact in order to achieve success. Exciting and challenging assignments will constantly come your way, and you will to a large extent be able to plan your daily work yourself. AGC offers an informal working environment, where humor is part of the daily work life. We respect each other and our individual differences. AGC’s employees have a flexible attitude and we help each other to reach deadlines together as one team.

For further information regarding the position please contact Lena Nielsen, Director of Upstream Development, lnielsen@agcbio.com.

We will process the applications as they arrive. Therefore, please submit your application and CV as soon as possible and no later than January 15, 2019.