Head of Microbial Expression Engineering

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark
Posting date: 20 Nov 2023

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Proclinical are partnering with a biotechnology organisation who are currently looking for an individual to join their team. This role is on a permanent basis. The opening position is for a Head of Microbial Expression Engineering.


  • Implement general division methods, developing the people as well as guaranteeing an inspiring and motivating working setting focusing on individual empowerment.
  • Collaborate with the team to constantly improve the expression workflows, strains and procedures as well as assure execution of new technologies securing world-class competences.
  • Guide a team of highly experience scientists and technicians, who work enthusiastically on advancing the company's formed projects and on producing innovative project and technology concepts.
  • Daily cooperation with the sister divisions to deliver on shared accountabilities.
  • Execute divisional and area methods, which involves digitalisation and automation.
  • Work alongside cross-functional teams to guarantee delivery of solutions to projects in a timely manner.
  • Guarantee seamless transition of expression systems in line with sister divisions and CMC peers.
  • Manage budget and resource planning for the division.
  • Other duties may be assigned to this role.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Experience in a leadership role with an evident commitment to producing winning teams focusing on constant people development.
  • Educated to an advanced degree level in a biochemical engineering, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics or a similar field with demonstrable industrial experience developing and implementing protein and peptide expression systems.
  • Expertise on molecular biology, automation, methods, analytics and systems.
  • A proactive individual with a visible leadership style with the capacity to set clear direction within a multifaceted setting.
  • Capable of forming a trust-based, curiosity-driven novel culture, while driving business methods focusing on fit-for-purpose deliverables.
  • Familiarity working within cross-functional teams and handling shareholders at various levels.
  • Works well in a team.
  • Communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Respected and known for personal and proactive engagement, drive, independent, personal integrity and positive mindset.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced working setting.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact James Hume at +44 208 167 5468.

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