Biotechnologist, Biochemist as Director - Upstream Processing, Process Development (f/m/d)

Celonic AG is an internationally operating, rapidly growing service provider for the biotech industry. As a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) we provide a broad portfolio of services to our global customers, ranging from Cell Line Development all the way up to GMP Manufacturing.

We are empathic, efficient, and excellent.

To us, this means that: We attentively listen to each other, our customers and our business partners, in order to obtain the best understanding of their exact needs or problems. We are transparent and flexible in our communication and our working processes, with a focus to always find the resource optimized way to the best solution. We always strive to be the best by far in every competitive environment. This philosophy applies to our products, our services, our behavior towards our customers and partners.

For support of our USP Team at our Basel site (Switzerland) we are looking for

Director (f/m/d)
Upstream Processing (USP) Process Development

Job description:

  • Leading the complete USP Team responsible for Process Development
  • Prove leadership for developing next-generation USP bio-solutions portfolio and platforms, including high throughput process development
  • Actively support the yearly budgeting process for growth investments
  • Providing in-depth upstream processing expertise to the team and actively engaging in trouble shooting activities
  • Organizing asset and personnel resources
  • Representing the USP Team in client meetings
  • Supporting Sales and Project Management in realizing new customer projects
  • Working on internal projects for continuously improving USP development strategy
  • Reporting to the Vice President Biopharmaceutical Development

Qualification and skills:

  • Master or PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Biology
  • Minimum 10 years´ experience with cultivation of mammalian cells
  • Minimum 7 years´ industry experience in USP process development of biopharmaceuticals, GMP production experience favorable
  • Proven capabilities in leading employees
  • Experience with single-use bioreactors from mL-scale to 2000 L production scale, experience with automated multi-parallel bioreactors favorable
  • Experiences in performance of process characterization and process validation favorable
  • Vast experience with mammalian cell cultures (e.g. CHO, HEK and human cell lines) and thorough knowledge of cultivation techniques
  • Empathic and solution oriented personality with sound communication skills and proven leadership experience
  • Proven capabilities in working in interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent English skills, German skills favorable

Our offer:

  • Permanent employment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Corporate Fitness program
  • Personal development based on individual capabilities
  • Broad insight in various areas of development and manufacturing
  • Corporate culture build on recognition, respect and empathy

Are you interested?

We are looking forward to your application via or via our online platform.

Celonic AG
Human Resources
Eulerstrasse 55
CH - 4051 Basel
Tel +41 (0) 61 5649-150

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About Celonic AG

We are a CDMO offering clients more than development and manufacturing. In everything we do, we go one step beyond expectations, to help our customers attain their goals better, more efficiently and reliably. This is what we call Biopharma-Business-Excellence. Everything we do or say about ourselves is driven by empathy, efficiency and excellence. Our empathy helps us better understand the...
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