Working at CDR-Life

CDR-Life is developing tumor-targeted immunotherapies to address unsolved problems in oncology by applying our LocATE antibody technology. To achieve our ambitious goals, we have created a dynamic working environment where we value curiosity, innovative thinking, committed teamwork, and the motivation to make an impact. We believe in trust and openness when doing our jobs, which may at times, take us beyond our comfort zones.

CDR-Life is a young biotech company giving our employees the opportunity to grow in their roles and have a direct impact on the development of novel therapies for people in urgent need. We are building a highly diverse team that collaborates across functions with a strong project focus and a flat hierarchy.

Open Positions

Drug Substance Leader

Our Drug Substance Group is responsible for the development of robust and fully scalable drug substance manufacturing processes to enable clinical manufacturing of our new drugs. To lead this group, we are looking for a Drug Substance Leader

In this role, you will lead a Group responsible for the development of drug substance manufacturing processes ready for transfer to a manufacturing site, as well as the cell line development activities. Moreover, you will drive the establishment of a fully data-driven process development approach in close collaboration with the Drug Product & Analytics Group. We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual with a passion for data-driven process development, who also enjoys working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, and cross-functional working environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop the Drug Substance Group to meet current and future strategic requirements of the company.
  • Develop efficient and robust drug substance manufacturing processes ready for transfer to clinical manufacturing.
  • Support technology transfers to the clinical manufacturing sites.
  • Collaborate closely with the Drug Product & Analytics Group to define requirements for in-process controls, as well as the Developability Group at earlier stages of projects.
  • Ensure production of key materials during final lead optimization activities.

Your Profile

  • MSc., PhD or equivalent in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated industry expertise in the development of mammalian upstream processes for drug substance manufacturing.
  • Clear understanding of the requirements for overall manufacturing processes incl. downstream process product quality, scalability, and robustness.
  • English (written and spoken) skills suitable for day-to-day interaction, documentation and external collaborations.
  • Proven ability to work independently, as well as across functions.
  • Positive and proactive attitude.

Are you our new Drug Substance Leader? For any further questions or your application please contact:

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