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Senior Process Specialist, Fermentation  

Leo Pharma (company)

Posted on : 11 April 2017

Project Description

Senior Process Specialist, Fermentation

The perfect job for an experienced process specialist with fermentation skills

You will join API Ballerup MSAT – a newly established Manufacturing, Science and Technology unit supporting API Manufacturing in Ballerup. Together with a team of truly passionate colleagues your focus will be to continuously improve the API processes by increase process knowledge, improve yield and strengthening process robustness. You will enter the API production at the most exciting period of time. The Fucidin® API Yield Improvement Programme is in progress - including implementation of process analytical technology (PAT) and a laboratory platform. Major challenges, big responsibility, massive impact and on-going development are guaranteed in this position. 

Responsibility for improvement projects in API Fucidin® Fermentation

Your overall objective is to support our upstream activities in large scale API Fucidin® fermentation. Your presence in and knowledge of the fermentation area, will contribute to the scientific leadership aspect of the position. 

As a fermentation specialist you tasks include to:

  • Transform your understanding of production processes to continuously identify opportunities to improve output and sustainability of processes
  • Provide scientific and technological expertise to support commercial fermentation activities as well as engineering projects
  • Lead implementation of improvements in API production
  • Ensure up-scaling of developed solutions and tech transfer to commercial in-house production
  • Lead or participate in lab-scale experiments
  • Assist in handling deviations and investigations as a subject-matter expert

University degree combined with experience within fermentation

You have a Ph.D. or M.Sc. degree in Microbiology or equivalent and match the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in a fermentation based API production environment
  • Broad background within biological process development and/or large scale API manufacturing
  • Having previously worked in a cGMP or ISO-based environment and comprehend the necessity of it
  • General experience with Project Management
  • General knowledge of validation
  • Experience with up-scaling and multivariate data analysis is an advantage
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

In addition, you have a talent for spotting new opportunities and can see the broader perspective of things. A systematically and data-driven approach is an integrated part of your work combined with an outgoing personality and a positive can-do attitude, which enable you to communicate and cooperate well with all employee groups.

API Ballerup MSAT – your new team

You will join a cross-functional process team of three highly skilled and dedicated specialists with the overall aim to continuously improve the API processes. You can look forward to being part of a team that believes that knowledge sharing and an open and collaborative working environment is an important foundation for being successful in our tasks. 

Interviews for this position will be conducted in an ongoing basis, so do not hesitate to send us your application - we look forward to receiving it.