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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 Product & Analytics Scientist

Our Drug Product and Analytics Group is responsible for the development of drug products and analytical methods to enable clinical manufacturing and release of those new drugs. To strengthen this group, we are looking for a Drug Product and Analytics Scientist/Technical Scientist

In this role, you will play an important part in the development of drug product formulations and analytical methods. You will use established analytical methods to assess DP stability. We have adopted the ambitious standard of developing robust formulations and qualified analytical methods ready for transfer into a cGMP-regulated environment. This role is highly cross-functional, and you will work in close collaboration with our Drug Substance group and the Developability Group. We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual with a passion for data-driven development, who also enjoys working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, and cross-functional working environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop robust DP formulations and qualified analytical methods ready for transfer to clinical manufacturing and testing sites.
  • Support technology transfers to the clinical manufacturing/testing sites.
  • Collaborate closely with the Drug Substance Group and the Developability Group at earlier stages of projects.
  • In-house drug product production and stability assessment/confirmation.

Your Profile

  • Trained technician with min 5 years of relevant experience, B.Sc., M.Sc. or equivalent in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated industry expertise in the development of analytical methods such as SE-, IEX-, and RP -HPLC, as well as drug product development with focus on formulation and DP stability.
  • General understanding of the principles of biotechnological manufacturing processes incl. drug product quality is a plus.
  • 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 pro-active attitude.

Are you interested? For any further questions or your application please contact: wolfgang.kress@cdr-life.com

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Drug Substance Technical Scientist

Our Drug Substance team is responsible for the development of robust and fully scalable drug substance manufacturing processes to enable clinical manufacturing of those new drugs. To support this team, we are looking for an experienced Technical Scientist with a background in Downstream Processing

In this role, you will play an important part in the development of downstream processes ready for transfer to a manufacturing site. Moreover, you will help drive the establishment of a data-driven process development approach. We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual with a passion for data-driven lab work, who enjoys working in a fast-paced and highly dynamic working environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independent planning, conduct, evaluation and documentation of experiments for the development of scalable and robust downstream processes of our antibody formats.
  • Production of smaller amounts of drug candidates for the developability programs as well as for in vivo studies.
  • Analysis of in-process samples to gather information on process development (mostly HPLC – applying methods established by the Analytics team).
  • Support the team in establishing high-throughput development systems and building up a fully data-driven process development platform.
  • Support of technology transfers to the clinical manufacturing site.
  • Responsible system owner for assigned equipment.

Your Profile

  • Apprenticeship with min. 5 years of working experience or BS, MSc. preferably in biochemistry, biotechnology or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of downstream processes for drug substance manufacturing in the pharmaceutical / biotech industry.
  • Experience with non-standard antibody formats, as well as microbial and mammalian manufacturing processes would be considered a plus.
  • English (written and spoken) skills suitable for day-to-day interaction, documentation and presentation of lab work.
  • Proven ability to work independently, as well as across teams’ boundaries.
  • Positive and proactive attitude.

Are you interested? For any further questions or your application please contact: rouven.bingel-erlenmeyer@cdr-life.com.

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