Scientist Process Development at Pharming Group

Overall purpose of the job:

Process Development is a group within the R&D department that focuses on the development of state-of-the-art downstream purification processes for Pharming’s protein therapeutics.

The scientist Process Development will design, plan and execute experiments to develop robust and scalable purification processes for biopharmaceuticals. Additional tasks relate to purification of proteins for assay development, technology transfer, and support of purification processes running at contract manufacturing organizations. The scientist tracks the developments and innovations in the field and informs the company about new developments. He/she will manage research associates and assistants within the Process Development group. Finally, the scientist will ensure that his/her process development activities meet the business and regulatory needs of Pharming.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Design and execution of experiments for the development of state-of-the-art purification processes, in line with targets, budget and deadlines
  • Writing of development reports and summarizing various reports for registration purposes
  • Tracking of new developments in the field through literature searches and visiting conferences; informing the company by means of presentations and reports, and implementation of new techniques where possible
  • Participating in multidisciplinary project teams
  • Participating in process technology transfers to contract manufacturing organizations
  • Managing of research associates and assistants


  • PhD degree in (medical) biology, biochemistry or biotechnology
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Extensive experience with protein purification (e.g., chromatography, filtration) at lab-scale
  • Experience with DOE studies and data analysis
  • Experience with process transfer and pilot-scale processing is preferred


  • Fluent in English
  • Pro-active 
  • Hands-on
  • Team-player
  • Result-oriented and decisive
  • Effective communication
  • Accurate
  • Flexible

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