Downstream Process Manager



Industriepark-Zwijnaarde 7B, Ghent, Belgium

Function type

Downstream Process Manager


We are looking for a person that collaborates with the Eurofins CDMO team in expanding the growth of the company. He/she will report to the Business unit manager of DS Biologicals.

His/her main responsibilities are:

  • Establish and lead the downstream group within the Biological Drug Substance Unit with process and operations-based expertise to support delivery (on time and within the budget) of developed purification processes and of clinical batches of purified recombinant proteins.

  • Be responsible for the design, planning, operation and monitoring of the downstream group and this for development activities as well as for GMP production.

  • Interact with other departments within the company (from business development to other teams involved in the progress of the productions).

  • Preparation and revision of downstream purification batch records and reports.

  • Lead initiatives to ensure continuous improvement of the tools and technologies that are used for downstream processing in our company.

  • Lead initiatives to ensure optimal planning and communication to the appropriate stake-holders and project managers.

  • Introduce innovative technologies within the DSP department and follow latest trends for innovative biotech products.

  • Mentor junior scientists or associates, providing scientific and technical expertise and guidance on downstream processing.

  • Present results at internal and external meetings (scientific and with clients).

  • Represent the downstream group at regulatory inspections (during audits).


  • A PhD or a Master Degree with scientific orientation (Pharmaceutical sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bio-engineering, Industrial Engineering) or related discipline with relevant expertise, e.g. downstream processing of recombinant proteins on a microbial and/or mammalian platform.

  • Experience in technology transfer, purification process development and transfer to GMP.

  • Experience from lab scale to large scale manufacturing.

  • Knowledge on process characterization and validation.

  • Should have knowledge on cGMP and quality system.

  • Ability to proactively address process related issues.

  • Excellent organization, flexible and coordination skills.

  • Excellent oral communication, reporting and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team in a dynamic environment.

  • Skilled in training, coaching, leading people.

  • Fluent in English written and spoken. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset.

Additional Information

  • Work in a fast growing organization.

  • A position with responsibility within a dynamic company.

  • Personal development through learning on the job and additional external trainings.

  • A market oriented compensation.


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