Teamlead Upstream Process Development (m/f/d) - Großraum Köln

Mammalian Cell Culture Technology / Greater Cologne area


For our client, a highly specialized contract development and manufacturing provider with proprietary expression systems for the biopharmaceutical industry we are looking for a


Teamlead Upstream Process Development (m/f/d)

Located Greater Cologne Area (Germany)



  • Development of upstream processes using proprietary expression systems from benchtop to pilot scale in close interaction with internal and external customers
  • Characterization and optimization of processes in scale down models following scale-up into bioreactors for production
  • Transfer of optimized processes to the GMP manufacturing facility, including consulting and guiding
  • Document and maintain corresponding SOPs and batch-specifications, write project plans and scientific reports
  • Supervise and train technical assistants
  • Work in close collaboration with external partners, train customers



  • PhD in life sciences or bioengineering
  • Experience in cell culture technologies with mammalian cell, insect cell, stem cells, IPS or equivalent
  • First experience in scale -up / scale down
  • Teamplayer
  • Strong communication skills
  • Very good command in English


Joining our client you will have the opportunity to perform independently tackling varied and interesting challenges within an international environment. If you are interested, get in touch with us. We will be happy to set up a phone call and provide you with further details.


Susanne Simon, PhD
TROCKLE Unternehmensberatung
Geimoosstr. 12
CH - 8712 Staefa / Zurich
Phone + 41- (0)43 – 818 03 34