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Join the Development team in a leading and fast-growing biotech company on its way to becoming a fully integrated pharmaceutical company.
Ascendis Pharma is expanding its CMC resources to support the PAI-process for a late-stage biologic project as well as mature one of the peptide development projects. Ascendis is therefore looking to hire a passionate Project Manager within downstream processing to provide effective support of and coordination with Ascendis’ Phase 2 and Phase 3 projects.
As CMC Project Manager at Ascendis Pharma, you will be responsible for supporting and outsourcing process development, process optimization and transfer activities at Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs). As Project Manager within the CMC Biologics Development group, you will work to ensure continuous good relations and alignment with Ascendis’ CMOs worldwide and stay updated with insights into their manufacturing processes. You will be planning and coordinating activities at the CMOs in collaboration with your colleagues and the project responsible person at the CMO. Your day-to-day responsibilities will vary ranging from detailed process discussions, reviewing MBRs and defining control strategies to overall planning. You will report to the Vice President for Biologics Development and you will collaborate with other CMC departments within Ascendis. You will join a very dedicated and experienced team in a strong science-based company.
The main responsibilities are:
For the project in the final stage of process validation:
Success criteria in this role will be to establish robust manufacturing procedures for the downstream process for Ascendis’ projects and to support process development activities at the CMOs. You will contribute actively within the CMC project teams regarding manufacturing challenges and establish close and high-standard collaborations with the CMOs that Ascendis works with.
Ideally, you hold a relevant university degree – preferably a Master of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Pharmacy, or the like. A PhD is preferred but not a demand.
The successful applicant will already have a proven record of accomplishments in delivering API manufactured according to GMP within given deadline and budget. The following qualifications are preferred:
You are proficient in English on a professional level, both written and spoken, and you master MS Office.
You have a personal commitment to deliver results. You are analytical and science-driven, and you identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. You are a flexible, adaptable and robust person with a hands-on attitude. You are pragmatic with an open and communicative approach and with the ability to develop effective working relationships with employees at all levels. You are able to handle and deliver on routine jobs when necessary, while at the same time having the ability to move projects forward. You pay attention to the details simultaneously maintaining focus on the overall picture. You have a flair for project management and enjoy working on a high energy level. You can work independently, and you have very good interpersonal skills.
Ascendis Pharma offers you an exciting and challenging position in an entrepreneurial and international company with a short line of command. You will be involved in activities that are central to Ascendis’ strategy and work together with highly skilled and experienced colleagues to advance Ascendis’ exciting product pipeline.
Travelling: 10- 20 days/year
Place of work: Ascendis Pharma resides in a wonderful office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a view to the harbor, the canals and the sea.
For more details about the job or the company, please contact CEO Jørn Duhn, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 21 75 19 25 or Research Consultant Elisabeth Haun, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 28 90 33 88. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.