Head, Biologics Development (Cell Culture/Upstream)

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    Life Sciences

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    S$9000 - S$12000 per month

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    Abhik Damani

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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My client is a world player in the biopharmaceutical industry with a strong presence in Singapore. Looking to strengthen its team, it now seeks a Head for Biological Development (Cell Culture/Upstream)


  • Assume responsibility for the development and characterization manufacturing processes used to produce novel therapeutic recombinant proteins
  • Lead a team of 20+ experienced PD Engineers/Scientists for cell line and process development alongside process characterization and technology transfer activities
  • Provide sound scientific expertise to support troubleshooting activities at both laboratory and manufacturing scale.
  • Manage delivery activities, cell lines, and process development projects
  • Assume responsibility for the delivery of activities on multiple parallel commercial cell line and process development
  • Collaborate with other departments locally and globally to ensure consistency in technical approach
  • Represent the PD team during Customer visits and other associated activities supporting the Sales process.
  • Coach and train direct PD team to achieve department's objectives and establish robust plans.


  • PhD in a relevant Science/Biotech field with at least 10 years' experience in mammalian upstream process development
  • Deep knowledge and understanding in cell line development, process development, technology transfer, or process characterization,
  • Solid experience in managing people, projects and resources
  • Experience working within a Quality Management System (such as cGMP).
  • Proven track-record operating in a commercial environment and able to handle complexity and ambiguity in highly pressured environments.
  • Experience working in a matrix organization and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Able to work collaboratively with peers to achieve objectives.
  • Broad market, technical and regulatory knowledge.

Please send your resume in WORD format by clicking the apply button below or contact Abhik Damani on +65 6701 1527 for a confidential discussion. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CEI Reg. Number R1544061 (Abhik Damani).