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Scientific Head for Process Development Oligonucleotides (m/f/d)


Who you are:

  • PhD in the field of organic chemistry combined with a long-term working experience in a relevant field; a postdoctoral experience and/or foregoing industrial experience is appreciated but not mandatory
  • Profound expertise and proven track record in oligonucleotide synthesis
  • Excellent technical understanding and visualization capabilities to foresee challenges with regard to process scale-up
  • Flexibility and ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • High degree of commitment as well as ability to take action for continuous improvement including motivation of team members
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken; commitment to learn German language is mandatory

Your Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the design, synthesis, purification and characterization of oligonucleotides as guide RNA
  • Implement and progress state of the art processes and technologies for oligonucleotide manufacturing
  • Optimize efficiency and robustness of oligonucleotide manufacturing (e.g. reduce process costs and amounts of waste streams)
  • Develop end-to-end CMC concepts with neighboring functions (e.g. analytical development, product supply)
  • Contribute to product transfers from non-GMP laboratory scale to GMP production scale
  • Establish close collaboration with key internal and external customers (e.g. Bluerock, AskBio) as well as provide scientific input and guidance to technical staff and external collaboration partners
  • Contribute to scientific leadership and visibility through presentations and publications
  • Analysis of competitor and IP situation and development of IP strategy in close collaboration with IP experts

» Job description

Bayer AG
42119 Wuppertal-Elberfeld