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Head of Downstream Bioprocessing

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Head of Downstream Bioprocessing

Job Title:

Head of Downstream Bioprocessing

Job Description:

Based in Switzerland, close to Lausanne, we are looking for an:


Head of Downstream Bioprocessing               


Your Mission:

As part of the Ferring strategy to strengthen its portfolio of Biologics, develop, implement and lead DSP development activities including cell-line development, DSP development, DSP characterization and validation, technology transfer and DSP scale-up.


Responsibilities and duties:

  • Design, produce and implement the Quality systems, the procedures and the instructions supporting IND/BLA submissions
  • Lead DSP Development in compliance with the Quality requirements (GLP/GMP) related to CMC development activities of biologics
  • Be part of Development projects. Design, implement and operate a lean Downstream development strategy delivering high quality, rapid and cost-effective biologics development programs
  • Within a defined budget, select the best equipment and instruments to support laboratory operations. This includes also all the digital supporting tools
  • Implement and sustain lean tools in the lab such as 5s at the bench, visual management systems, Kanban
  • Be accountable for lab area and equipment. Make sure that equipment are maintained and calibrated. Make sure that stock of chemicals/consumables is at right level
  • Coach and guide junior scientists or technicians in the planning and the execution of their work. (Direct management is not foreseen for the first 2 years. Yet, this position can evolve into a managerial position if the function is growing)


Required Experience & Competences:

  • Master's degree or PhD in bioprocess sciences
  • At least 5 years of experience in DSP Development of Biologics
  • Experience with monoclonal antibody
  • Communicate orally and in writing fluently in English
  • Clear understanding of the Quality requirements (GLP/GMP) related to CMC development activities of biologics
  • Be an entrepreneur
  • Be a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a matrixial environment



Switzerland HQ - St-Prex

Vaud / Switzerland HQ - St-Prex / Switzerland SMP - St Prex / St-Prex / St Prex

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