AGC Biologics is a leading global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization, with a deep commitment to improving life quality by bringing new biopharmaceuticals to market. Because of our dedication to building and empowering our internal teams, AGC Biologics is an innovative leader in the industry with an extensive network of cGMP facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. As such, we deliver a deep expertise, dynamic solutions and technologies, as well as customized services for the scale-up and cGMP manufacturing of protein-based therapeutics. We forge exceptionally strong partnerships with our clients, and we never lose sight of our pledge to deliver a reliable and compliant drug substance supply. Right. On time. For more information, visit

A challenging and varied job in our Process Transfer Department in Copenhagen is open for a quality-minded new colleague with upstream processing experience and a strong ability to drive interdepartmental collaboration. This position is aimed to be a 15 months temporary position to cover for a maternity leave within our team.

The Job
AGC Biologics continues to enjoy great success, with a steadily increasing number of 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 GMP facility for clinical and commercial supply. With AGC Biologic´s increasing activities, we are looking for a new colleague within upstream process transfer.

Depending on your level of qualification, you will take part in key upstream process activities in several projects, within mammalian cell culture fermentation of various scales and maturity. As a Process Transfer Scientist, your responsibilities will include:

  • Process transfers from customers and development into our manufacturing area and from site-to-site globally.
  • Process scale-up, dimensioning and evaluation, including suggestions for introduction of new technologies.
  • Support to GMP upstream manufacturing processes.
  • Raw material evaluations and risk assessments.

The position offers interaction with a large number of stakeholders, and is unique in having contact with both our customers and internal departments involved in project management, process development, manufacturing and quality. You will be introduced to biopharmaceutical companies from all over the world and be an active player in their projects.

The Department
The Process Transfer department currently consists of 2 teams (Upstream Process Transfer and Downstream Process Transfer) and you will be part of the Upstream Process Transfer Team which includes 7 scientists and a Team Lead. We have an open communication and strong support and flexibility within the team and between the department teams.
Your profile
Our ideal new colleague will have the following experiences:
  • Sc. or PhD within biochemical engineering, biotechnology, biochemistry, protein chemistry, biology or similar educational background.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ industrial experience within process development and/or manufacturing within upstream processing.
  • Excellent English communication and collaborative skills
  • A flexible approach and desire to take on and drive new tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong driver of interdepartmental tasks with the ability to prioritize between many different tasks
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 largely be able to plan your daily work on your own. AGC employees have a flexible attitude and we help each other to reach deadlines together as one team, compliant with our slogan - Right. On Time.
For further information, please contact Niels Bjerg Jensen, Team Lead Process Transfer- Upstream Processes,

We will continuously review applications so please do not hesitate to submit your application and CV as soon as possible. Deadline for application:  October 31st, 2021.

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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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