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PhD Bioengineering, Biotechnology as Lab Head Upstream Development (m/f)

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials. As an innovation company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Lab Head Upstream Development


  • Development and optimization of upstream bioprocesses (mammalian & microbial) for recombinant protein expression according to regulatory and internal guidelines, scale-up, transfer into pilot plants, trouble-shooting, process characterisation
  • Statistical design of experiment (DoE) for process understanding according to Quality-by-Design approach
  • Data analysis, documentation and knowledge management, in accordance to support regulatory submissions
  • Collaboration with biologics research in pre-clinical activities
  • Strong interaction with all interfaces present in the technical development & global program teams, e.g. purification, operations, pilot plants, quality assurance, quality control, formulation development, regulatory affairs, patent, legal & information
  • Project leader (m/f) for successful transfer of such processes into the pilot plants, leading direct reports and functional teams, also globally and at interfaces
  • Leadership and management of strategically relevant and complex projects
  • Drive continuous improvement in methodology, processes and formats through own expertise and experience


  • PhD in bioengineering, biotechnology or similar with many years of experience in upstream bioprocess development with focus on late stage development of biologics preferably in pharmaceutical companies
  • Expertise in small scale model development, qualification and scale-up of mammalian upstream bio-processes
  • Strong knowledge in process characterization and validation in the light of up-to-date regulatory expectations, e.g. Quality-by-Design approach for biologics
  • Experienced supervisor (m/f) and strong interdisciplinary team player (m/f), excellent communicator (m/f)
  • Ability to inspire and motivate co-workers
  • Strong leadership skills, excellent track record of managing change and developing people
  • German and English fluently spoken and written


We offer a competitive salary in an international environment as well as excellent
opportunities for professional and personal development. If your background and personal
experience fits this profile, please send us your complete application at www.career.bayer.de, submitting a cover letter, your CV and references as well as your salary expectation.
Wuppertal Elberfeld
Bayer HealthCare
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