Research Associate Process Development at Pharming Group


Pharming Group N.V. develops innovative protein therapeutics for the treatment of genetic disorders.  The company is poised for further scientific, technological and new product development and additional commercial roll-outs. The company is small (approx. 200 employees, based internationally) and growing quickly. As a result of this growth, we are looking for a:

Research Associate Process Development

Overall purpose of the job:

Within the R&D department, as part of the process development group, you will be working on the development of state-of-the-art downstream purification processes for protein therapeutics.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the planning, execution and documentation of lab-scale chromatography and filtration experiments
  • Technology transfer and support of purification processes already transferred and scaled-up at contract manufacturing organizations


  • Bachelor in biochemistry, biotechnology, process engineering or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in process development with various protein purification techniques (e.g., chromatography, filtration)
  • Experience in conducting analytical methods (e.g., ELISA, HPLC, SDS-PAGE)
  • Experience in writing development plans and reports
  • Experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is preferred


  • Good knowledge of English, both in word and writing
  • Accurate and flexible

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