Vacancy Team Leader Upstream – Copenhagen


For a contract development organisation in the Biopharma industry with a global focus and rapid growth, we are looking for a Team Leader for Upstream / Cell Culture. The organisation has 1600+ dedicated employees providing solutions to 100+ customers on 3 continents. The facility in Copenhagen, Denmark is the largest facility and has a team of 700 employees. The organisation has a flat hierarchy and allows you to implement your own way of working in your daily tasks.


As a team leader we are looking forward that you are developing the team and implements SOP´s. The team is part of the Mammalian Manufacturing Department responsible for the production of Drug Bulk Intermediate (DBI) / Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for pre-clinical, clinical and commercial use. The Upstream team is responsible for the state of the art fed batch- and perfusion processes for cultivation, seed train and recovery. The department is responsible for production activities on 3 different production lines. Together with the other team leader you will lead 19 technicians and 2 operational scientists.


We are looking for someone with the following profile:

  • Technical or Academic degree within upstream bioprocessing or similar
  • +2 years of leadership experience preferably within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience from the biopharmaceutical industry working in a GMP environment
  • Scientific understanding of mammalian upstream cultivation is a plus
  • Strong English communication skills
  • Structured and analytical oriented


We offer you to be part of a company helping customers bring new advanced biological products to market and to be part of a dynamic and international company where everyone is responsible.

The rewards program consists of:

  • Support for your health and wellbeing
  • Rewards and recognition programs
  • Professional career development through a formal Individual Development Plan (IDP)
  • Two performance conversations a year, making your growth a priority
  • …and much more


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Dennies Truedsson
Principal Consultant | Nordics

+45 89 88 26 70