Senior Downstream Scientist in Drug Substance Development

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You will join the Drug Substance Development department currently consisting of 5 scientists and 5 technicians. They are dedicated to advancing the therapeutic candidates through pre-clinical and clinical development, and eventually into commercial readiness.

As Senior Downstream Scientist, you will enter a role with a high degree of cross-functional collaboration both with your colleagues in Denmark and in France, as well as external partners and CMOs. You will join a team that is responsible for process development of the downstream manufacturing processes.

With direct report to Team Manager of Drug Substance Development.

Your main tasks are:

  • Inhouse process development and process characterization
  • Defining the late-stage development platform and strategy for process validation
  • Technical transfer to CMOs and oversight of outsourced activities
  • Collaboration with Servier’s CMC Biologics facilities in France
  • Contribute to the development strategy of the antibody products

Your qualifications are several years of hands-on experience from the pharmaceutical industry within development and late-stage process characterization of downstream biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Moreover, you have experience with risk-based process characterization/validation of biopharmaceutical products together with experience with regulatory documentation. You have experience with collaboration with CROs and CMOs and with GMP manufacturing. It is an advantage if you have experience with using DoE in process development and experience with virus clearance validation.

You have a relevant Master’s Degree within pharmaceuticals, biologics or similar.

You are a person who works independently, and you are a strong collaborator with a positive and enthusiastic mindset. You are structured in your approach to tasks, and you are skilled within project coordination.

Symphogen offers a challenging and versatile job in an innovative, flexible, focused and committed biotech environment. Moreover, they offer strong cross-functional teamwork, room for individual performance and development, and passionate, inspiring, and fun colleagues.

Travelling: 10-20 days per year.

Domicile: Symphogen’s office in Ballerup.

Unique Human Capital is handling the recruitment and for more details about the job, please contact CEO Jørn Duhn, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 21 75 19 25 or Senior Research Consultant Elisabeth Haun, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 28 90 33 88. All applications must be submitted in English and are treated confidentially.

Apply directly via this link: Senior Downstream Scientist – Unique Human Capital (


Symphogen is a subsidiary of Servier and antibody center of excellence primarily focused on oncology and immune oncology. We have a highly efficient antibody discovery and research platform supported by comprehensive early development capabilities.

Our antibody platform delivers antibodies with unique functionalities providing best or first in class potential as combination or mono therapy. Our approach and capabilities are well suited for combination therapies at the core of future cancer treatment.

Symphogen is located in Ballerup in the greater Copenhagen area. The company currently employs approximately 100 people

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