Senior Scientist for Analytical Development

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In the department Analytical Development, we contribute to advancing our targets through lead selection, clinical development and commercialization. As Senior Scientist, you will be a key player in an interdisciplinary project team. Your main responsibilities will be development of analytical methods for testing of monoclonal antibodies and presenting high-quality analytical data and interpretation hereof to facilitate science-driven decisions within the team. As a team member, you will participate actively as subject matter expert to advance analytical control strategies, CQA lists, risk assessments, troubleshooting and many other aspects of CMC development. Through this empowerment you will work in cross-functional collaboration with colleagues from other departments in Symphogen, Servier and at CMOs. You will be directly involved in testing of samples from across our research and development programs in support of lead selection (early target screening to lead developability assessment), process development as well as providing support for stability studies and formulation development. You will be responsible for maturing internal analytical methods prior to transfer to CMOs as well as supporting phase-appropriate GMP activities such as validation and troubleshooting. You will also be a key player within the analytical support team, where you will continuously contribute to innovate and advance our analytical capabilities and workflows in close collaboration with team scientists and technicians. This is a broad and exciting role with a lot of room for making an impression on the projects and the organization around you.

The analytical lab is equipped to cover all aspects of protein testing incl. (U)HPLCs, MS, iCIEF, CE-SDS, MFI, CD, ELISA, DSC, DLS, MALS, and we are seeking a versatile scientist with knowledge within the field of analytical testing of biologics.

The successful candidate is self-driven, highly motivated and thrives in a busy and diverse working environment. You can prioritize and organize work assignments and processes in a lean manner, both independently as well as in smaller teams. Experience with analytical testing of biologics is a requirement and experience from late-stage development and launch is an advantage. You will be working in a non-GMP environment, but knowledge about GMP is favorable. Experience with large data sets, as well as with programming languages such as Python or R, is also considered an advantage. 

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant education as cand.pharm., cand.scient., cand.polyt. or equivalent
  • Experience with testing of biopharmaceuticals (e.g., HPLC, iCIEF, CE-SDS)
  • Strong communication and language skills, written and verbal (English)
  • Experience with CMC development
  • Experience with development and validation of analytical methods
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, team player with commitment, initiative, and humor 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience from late-stage development projects and launch
  • Experience with CMO/CRO collaboration
  • Experience with programming languages (e.g., Python, R, JMP)

We offer

  • A challenging and versatile job in an innovative, flexible, focused and committed biotech environment
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications, and flexible working hours
  • Strong cross functional teamwork, room for individual performance and development, passionate, inspiring and fun colleagues

Working in Symphogen

Being part of Symphogen, you will always have a challenging job in a creative, goal-oriented, and value-based environment with a meaningful mission – to advance superior mAb therapeutics to improve the lives of cancer patients. You will be a part of a highly engaged and inspiring organization with focus on diversity, teamwork, commitment – and on you as a person. You will be offered good development opportunities and a relevant benefit package. 

For further information

For more information you are welcome to contact Christian Toftegaard Hjuler, Team Manager of Analytical Support, Analytical Development, on +45 61184383 (cthj@symphogen.com) or HR-Manager, Pia Holm Olesen at +45 45265050. Please also see www.symphogen.com for information about our company.

If you are interested in the position, please mark your application and CV “Analytical Scientist” and mail it to: job@symphogen.com  no later than June 1st, 2022. Potential candidates will be invited for interview as they apply, and we reserve the right to terminate before the posting expires.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Company

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 120 people

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