Scale-Up & Production Manager Peptide and Protein Synthesis (m/f/n)

The Company

mk2 Biotechnologies is a start-up with a disruptive platform technology for the synthesis of high-purity peptides and proteins for mass applications. For this purpose, we combine recombinant protein expression with an innovative downstream process in order to develop novel highly effective peptides and to produce them on a large scale.

Your Role

We are looking for a person with deep knowledge in the field of biotechnological synthesis and purification of proteins at least on a pilot scale, who others refer to as a rock star in the field of bioprocess technology. If you feel addressed by this and like to actively work on the further technological and procedural development towards the next scale together with the founders and production partners, you should keep reading.

Your Profile

Hard facts:

  • Completed studies, ideally with a PhD, in bioprocess engineering, molecular biotechnology, biochemistry, biology, or similar
  • Profound practical and theoretical knowledge in the following areas is mandatory: 
    • Recombinant synthesis of proteins in glass & steel fermenters (batch & fed-batch)
    • Protein isolation & purification via industrially established methods
    • Operation, operating modes, maintenance & quality assurance of corresponding production equipment
    • Standard molecular biotechnological methods (SDS-Page, WB, MS etc.)
  • Fluency in English is a must, German is beneficial


Soft facts:

  • You enjoy taking over responsibility, hands-on mentality, great personal commitment
  • Reliable, independent and structured way of working with an eye on the essentials
  • Assertiveness, verbal eloquence, gets to the point quickly
  • High reflectivity, openly admits mistakes
  • Dynamic solution orientation even beyond your own comfort zone


We offer

  • Attractive salary model with direct participation on the company’s success
  • Large space for the introduction and development of own approaches and ideas
  • Technical equipment according to your personal needs
  • Regular team events with motivated and cordial colleagues
  • Inexhaustible coffee and snack supplies and regular fresh fruit
  • On request support in finding a flat, mobility, etc.

You are interested? Even if some of the above listed aspects apply to you only in parts, don’t miss the opportunity and write us. Simply by mail to or via LinkedIn or Xing*.

We, the mk2 Biotechnologies team, look forward to your application!

* Please do not send postal mail, that really does not suit us. We do not attach importance to this kind of formalism. ** We kindly ask headhunters to refrain from inquiring.