Scale-Up & Process Development Manager for Recombinant Peptide & Protein Production (m/f/n)

The Company

mk2 Biotechnologies is a start-up that enables the application of peptides & proteins for mass applications. For this purpose, we combine conventional recombinant protein production with our disruptive purification toolbox to develop novel highly effective large-scale and low-cost production processes. By that, we provide the yet missing toolbox to provide techno-economically feasible products that are already on the doorstep of changing the world.

Your Role

As a permanent member of our R&D unit you will be part of our young, competent team sharing the passion for our technologies. We are looking for an individual with strong expertise in the field of recombinant production and in particular of purification of proteins at least on a pilot scale to be the center of gravity between our lab team, customers, production partners and the management team. As a coordinator and sparring partner of our CDMO network you will be responsible for the tech transfer, improvement and industrialization of our established technologies, and for developing appropriate scale-down models to accelerate the development of lab-scale processes. Are you someone who enjoys the opportunity to contribute your own ideas and creatively solve problems? Then you should definitely read on now.

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 production of proteins in glass & steel fermenters in microbial host systems, ideally up to 1 m³
    • Protein isolation & purification via industrially established methods, particularly separation & filtration techniques
    • 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 a long-term perspective
  • 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 drink supplies and regular fresh fruit and snacks
  • Upon 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!

* We kindly ask headhunters to refrain from inquiring.