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Head of Molecular Biology Department

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Date: Jan 23, 2022

Location: Debrecen, HU

Company: Richter Gedeon Nyrt.

 Join the professional team of the 120-year-old Gedeon Richter Plc., a leading pharmaceutical company in Hungary and the region!

We do not base our success on the great deeds of lonely heroes. At Richter, we believe in active co-operation - within and outside the teams. We know how to collaborate effectively and respectfully with professionals of different fields, disciplines, and organisational units.

Gedeon Richter is looking for a committed and experienced professional for the position

Head of Molecular Biology Department

Position summary

The Head of Molecular Biology Department will be responsible for directing and supervising various Cell Line Development projects according to the strategy and portfolio of Gedeon Richter Biotechnology Business Unit. Leading of a department with appr. 10 colleagues and all stages of cell line development from genetic engineering to lead clone selection and corresponding early phase analytics. As a leader of a core development department you will formulate and lead strategic initiatives and collaborations like CRO collaborations, host cell line development, transcriptome analysis, cell bank testing.

Your responsibilities

  • You will contribute significantly to biosimilars DS processes development by direction of the cell line engineering team, designing overall strategy and ensuring implementation
  • You understand and adhere to the requirements for generating a cell line for c-GMP manufacturing
  • You will prepare proposals on the field and participate in CDMO projects of the company
  • Your task is to lead technology innovation, evaluate and implement relevant techniques, pursue continuous improvement of the existing ones
  • Setting goals and objectives, project milestones and ensure the delivery of projects on time will belong to you
  • As the Head of Molecular Biology Department you will manage lab and ensure appropriate levels of control over scientific data, equipment, and materials

You bring to our team

  • Ideally you have a MSc or Ph.D. in relevant discipline (Molecular Biology/Industrial Biotechnology or related fields)
  • You speak fluent English as you will use English daily basis
  • You gained experience in cell line development / molecular biology
  • You will be an accomplished leader, with strong team-building skills and the ability to collaborate and deliver across multi-disciplinary projects
  • Innovative and natural problem solver; able to “connect the dots” of disparate information
  • Confident and clear presentation of scientific results, verbally and through written reports
  • Knowledge of relevant laboratory process and procedures 

We offer

  • Extensive benefits package: cafeteria, stock program, private life insurance (to see more, click here)
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Medical services (Medicover) 
  • Various sport and health opportunities (gym, swimming pool, AYCM)
  • Challenging, responsible professional work
  • Long-term employment in an innovative and secure workplace

The Richter community is looking forward to your application.