A challenging and varied job in our Downstream Process Development Department in Copenhagen as a Team leader is open for a quality-minded new colleague with downstream processing experience and a strong ability to drive interdepartmental collaboration.
The Job
AGC Biologics continues to enjoy great success, with a steadily increasing number of customers and projects – many of which are late stage development projects preparing for commercial launch. At the same time, we are handling many new and exciting customer projects and give support to processes already running in our facility for clinical and commercial supply. With AGC Biologics increasing activities, we are looking for a new colleague with biopharmaceuticals manufacturing sciences experience and preferably leadership experience.
The team leader is responsible for a downstream process development team consisting of eight professionals working with development, transfer and characterization of purification processes. The work includes staff management and support, participation in projects as well as contributing to the smooth operation of the department.
Progress, goals and milestones is communicated through verbal or written reports and presentations internally and to the rest of the AGC organization. This role requires proven scientific and technical skills as a professional in the field of protein purification, including leadership working with a team of professionals. The Team leader/Senior Scientist will work closely with and oversee day-to-day activities of the staff and report directly to the department head. The team leader must create a positive, motivating and productive working climate in accordance with AGC Biologics values. Additionally she/he must conduct employee performance appraisals and set goals.
The Department
Downstream Process Development (DPD) is responsible for downstream process development, process characterization, virus clearance validation studies and technology transfers. Projects range from early pre-clinical development through all phases of clinical development and commercial supply. The Downstream Process Development Team is also responsible for evaluation and implementation of new downstream technologies and techniques. We are currently 25 employees organized into three teams.
The work environment in our department is very informal. There is constant collaboration across the entire organization, and all employees have a very professional and flexible attitude towards their work.
Key responsibilities:
  • Team Leader - Functions in a team setting efficiently with other team members and team lead peers within the department.
  • Monitor team member’s participation, engagement, and performance to ensure individual performance in the team setting.
  • Communicate clear instructions and feedback to team members and listen to team members' feedback.
  • Develop team strategy to reach team and department goals.
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures, internal and external quality standards, and relevant regulatory standards.
  • Manage the flow of day-to-day operations in the team – ability to balance workload over several projects simultaneously.
  • Supports requests for technical assistance from the rest of the AGC biologics organization globally – ensuring seamless cross-organizational interactions Interfaces with internal and external stakeholders and represents the department and team effectively and professionally.
  • Engage in preparation of proposals for planning of new projects.
  • Reports and updates to department manager on the team's progress.
  • Designs test plans and or protocols, creates technical reports and presentations and completes tasks delegated by head of department.
The position offers interaction with a large number of stakeholders in the organization as well as with customers. You will be introduced to biopharmaceutical companies globally and be an active player in their projects.  The daily challenges will vary a lot, and two days will never be the same.

Experience and competencies
The candidate we are looking for has:
  • A relevant education, i.e. Master’s or PhD degree within e.g. biochemistry, protein chemistry or process technology.
  • Experience in development of downstream process unit operations.
  • Experience in managing staff.
  • Ability to plan, execute and report development studies.
  • Flexibility and a desire to take on new tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both internally and with external customers.
  • Capability to handle several projects simultaneously.
  • Fluency in English, written and verbal.
AGC Biologics Copenhagen
AGC Biologics offers a dynamic working place and an excellent opportunity for working and growing with a varied array of tasks and challenges. You will get insight into and experience with the way the various departments throughout a biologics contract development and manufacturing organization interact in order to achieve success. Exciting and challenging assignments will keep coming your way, but you will to a large extent be able to plan your daily work on your own. AGC Biologics offers an informal working environment, where humor is part of the daily work life. We respect each other and our individual differences. AGC employees have a flexible attitude and we help each other to reach deadlines together as one team, in accordance with our slogan - Right. On Time.
For further information, please contact Fredrik Nilsson, Director of Downstream Process Development at fnilsson@agcbio.com .
We will process the candidates as they arrive. Therefore, please submit your application and CV as soon as possible. When the right candidates are found, the ad will be taken down. We are therefore looking forward to receiving your application today! 
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AGC Biologics (AGC) is a global Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with bio-manufacturing facilities in Europe, Japan, Italy and the USA. The company provides a comprehensive range of commercial and clinical cGMP biologics manufacturing services, from DNA to active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). The company’s team and approach are tailored to each of its client’s needs, whether turnkey manufacturing or sophisticated, stand-alone analytical, formulation and stability services. 
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