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Head of Protein Production (Early Research)

Affibody is looking to recruit a Head of the Protein Production group. The location is in Affibody’s premises at Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna
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The Protein Production group currently consists of nine coworkers and is scientifically and technically responsible for recombinant DNA technologies used in subcloning of expression plasmids, microbial protein expression and protein purification at different scales, forced degradation stability studies, and related analyses.  This includes responsibility for supporting the internal early research process with material and analyses in the development of new Affibody® molecule candidate drugs. The work is conducted in close collaboration with other relevant groups at Affibody that are involved in the internal early research process up to candidate drug nomination.

The role in general

The role is characterized by covering several technologies, methods and analyses within recombinant protein production of biopharmaceuticals, as well as a deep understanding of the drug development process.

The person suitable for this role has a strong interest in people management and leadership, science in general, continuous process improvement, and keeping up to date with the theoretical and practical development of the field.

As Head of Protein Production, you will lead the Protein Production group and your main responsibilities include:

  • Lead the Protein Production group within the field of recombinant DNA technologies used in subcloning of expression plasmids, protein expression and purification at different scales, forced degradation stability studies and related analyses
  • Responsible and accountable for overall planning, directing, monitoring and coordinating the research within the group, making sure that work is performed with quality and executed within specified timelines
  • Responsible and accountable for all work environment aspects involving the Protein Production group
  • Responsible for all infrastructure aspects involving the Protein Production group, e.g. writing and/or reviewing SOPs
  • Responsible for that the group acquires sound knowledge in relevant areas that will elevate the level of knowledge in the company concerning methodological and technological developments within the field of expertise and the current regulatory frameworks guiding the drug development activities
  • Responsible for assuring that the Protein Production group works with continuous improvement of the internal research process in alignment with the other research groups at Affibody

The right candidate fulfills the following qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in Life Sciences or Engineering Sciences, ideally within the field of biotechnology, and a minimum of 10 years of experience of drug development in an industrial setting
  • Extensive experience of people management, and in planning, directing, monitoring and coordinating the work within a team
  • Experience of cross functional team work
  • Experience of development of biologics, both theoretically and practically
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and ability to communicate in a business environment

Personal attributes
To be successful in the role you need to have a strong interest in people management, and keeping up to date with the development of the field within the industry. You have the ability to coach and support team members, coordinate resources, and to prioritize activities in order to deliver business critical goals in time. You need to be comfortable working in a dynamic environment in a growing organization and in cross-functional teams, with strong team working skills to establish and maintain good collaboration with different parties. You have an interest for practical laboratory work, continuous improvement of processes, and can adapt and implement new technologies. You need to be driven, able to take initiative, results oriented and self-motivated. The role requires both operational management and strategic overview.

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We will interview candidates continuously and welcome your application today! Please send your application to hr@affibody.se. If you have any questions about the role, please contact SVP Research Operations, Karin Nord at karin.nord@affibody.se.

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