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AGC is looking for a Teamlead (Scientist) for bioassay team

Are you passionate about QC in Bioassay? We are looking for one additional scientist! Join a dynamic and international company where everyone is responsible for delivering right on time as one team!

We are seeking a teamlead with a strong scientific profile to join the Analytical Development (AD) Department at AGC Biologics A/S (AGC). AGC is a Contract Manufacturing Organization with facilities in Denmark, Germany, Japan and USA and with customers all over the world.

The department
The AD Department is responsible for implementation, transfer and development of analytical procedures, analytical support to upstream and downstream, characterization of products, testing engineering batches for production and the transfer of analytical methods to QC for validation. AGC projects range from early pre-clinical development through all phases of clinical development all the way to commercial supply. AD is also involved in cross functional project groups and implementation of new analytical technologies and techniques.
As teamlead you will be the direct manager for 6 bioassay technicians and will conduct 1:1 talks, Performance evaluation, scientific sparring and planning of daily tasks. You will be part of the department leadership team consisting of you, another teamlead and the department director. The division of the job responsibilities will be approximately 70% scientist, and 30% teamlead activities.
The work environment in our department is very informal. There is constant collaboration across the organization, and all employees have a professional and flexible attitude towards their work. The department consists of 24 dedicated and highly competent scientists and technicians working in two areas e.g. UHPLC and bioassay. The team is in close contact with our counterparts in our Seattle facility.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a teamlead/scientist you will be responsible for multiple analytical development projects as an AD coordinator, and participate in multi-disciplinary project teams including Upstream, Downstream, Process Transfer, QC, QA and Manufacturing scientists working in close collaboration with the clients’ scientific teams as well as leading the technicians in the team.

You will get the opportunity to work with a broad range of personalities as well as diverse products in different clinical stages and to use your skills in a very cross functional setting and interactive environment.

The job includes:
• Planning and coordination of laboratory work
• Guide and lead technicians 
• Conduct 1 to 1 talks and performance evaluation
• Participate in the department leadership team
• Planning and coordination of implementation, transfer and development of new analytical procedures. 
• Representation of AD in cross-functional project teams.
• Verbal and written reporting to clients. 
• Approval and reporting of analytical results to internal and external customers. 
• Defining product specification together with QC and the client. 
• Transfer of analytical procedures to QC.
• Strategic technology development. 
Experience and competencies
The ideal candidate holds a PhD in Protein Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemical or Chemical Engineering, or related scientific/technical background with expertise in bioassays such as ELISA, SDS-PAGE, qPCR etc. In addition to that you have:

• A couple of years of experience from the industry would be an advantage.
• Strong expertise within development of analytical procedures.
• Strong cross-functional expertise and understanding of how analytical methods best capture/monitor potential impacts to the quality and functional activity of proteins during the production process. 
• Strong experience inside potency ELISAs will be an advantage.
• An understanding of biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
• Experience in working with development of analytical procedures will be an advantage.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Prior experience with leading small teams would be an advantage.
• Excellent English written and oral communication skills.

On a personal level we expect you to:Be a high performing team player and to be ambitious on behalf of yourself and the company. You master the balance between speed of execution and quality of work. You embrace change and enjoy a rapid pace of work with a positive, can-do attitude and with a good sense of humor. Think of last minute changes as a positive variety in the daily work. You are driven by achieving results through others and are good at presenting results in a convincing manner.

AGC offers
AGC offers a dynamic working place with good opportunities of working with a varied array of tasks and challenges. You will get insight into and experience with the way the various departments throughout a contract manufacturing organization interact in order to achieve success. Exciting and challenging assignments will constantly come your way, and you will to a large extent be able to plan your daily work yourself. AGC offers an informal working environment, where humor is part of the daily work life. We respect each other and our individual differences. AGC’s employees have a flexible attitude and we help each other to reach deadlines together as one team.

For further information, please contact Helle Grann Wendelboe, Director of Analytical Development, phone +45 22 94 30 90.

We will process the applications as they arrive. Therefore, please submit your application and CV as soon as possible and no later than April 18th, 2018.

About AGC Biologics
AGCBiologics (AGC) is a global Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) with biomanufacturing facilities in Europe, Japan 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. 

AGCBiologics also offers non-exclusive license to CHEF1™, a proprietary CHO cell line development platform. CHEF1 delivers stable, high-titer, production-quality cell lines in optimized time frames. It is the foundation of CMC Biologics’ innovative approach to cell line and process development. 

Visit to learn why AGC Biologics is a World Leader in process development and contract manufacturing.

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