Job advertisement – Reference number U20240624

UGA Biopharma was established in 2009 in Hennigsdorf near Berlin, Germany. The company‘s international team of experts specializes in the development of monoclonal cell lines for the manufacture of biologics and biosimilars.

UGA Biopharma supports you all the way, from cell line development and bioprocess drafting down to designing purification and analysis processes. We tailor our services to meet your specific requirements and deliver customized solutions of the highest quality. Alongside our ready-to-use (R2U) cell lines for the expression of biosimilar candidates, our customized First CHOice® feed and media platform for cell cultures provides you with a wide range of options.

Our customers have used products from UGA Biopharma in several clinical studies and obtained relevant market approvals.

We are looking for support for our highly motivated team.

Your tasks in our team:

  • Support of organisational tasks of the department, e.g. coordination of internal and external production of cell culture media, product releases, cell culture experiments and external analyses
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of stability studies, preparation of reports
  • Supervising and instructing technical staff with scientific expertise in the solubilisation of powder products and cell culture experiments, carrying out troubleshooting and adapting processes to customer requirements
  • Composing and maintenance of manufacturing protocols, SOPs, records, SDS, product information and certificates in English and German
  • Implementing continuous improvements and establishing new products and methods
  • Technical support for customers and cooperation partners
  • Qualification of consumables and raw materials in collaboration with QM
  • Supporting QM in composing customer notifications for products, e.g. in case of specification changes or recalls
  • Preparation and supervision of internal and external audits
  • Generation and preparation of data for sales and marketing departments
  • Support of practical laboratory work: Production of media and buffers on a scale of up to 200 litres, cell culture experiments with CHO cells, quality control of internally and externally produced cell culture media
  • conscientious and autonomous execution and documentation of experiments


  • You have a master’s degree in biotechnology, biology, chemistry or a comparable qualification.
  • Experience in quality control and an ISO 9001:2015 regulated environment is an advantage
  • Experience in the solubilisation of products and cleanroom work is an advantage
  • Practical experience in handling mammalian cell cultures is also an advantage
  • You recognise problems independently, make suggestions for solutions and pursue implementation across departments
  • It is easy for you to set priorities, define tasks, implement decisions and you enjoy new challenges
  • You are highly proficient in both spoken and written English and German.
  • A good command of MS office is required
  • You communicate proactively and enjoy working with other teams

What do we offer:

  • Challenging tasks in collaboration with our specialist departments in the areas of Cell line development, Upstream development, Cell culture media, Downstream development and Analytics
  • Opportunities to contribute your own ideas and optimisations
  • Good working atmosphere in a motivated team
  • Attractive location in Hennigsdorf with direct access to the Berlin S-Bahn network
  • Subsidised ticket for local public transport
  • Flexible working hours
  • 30 vacation days
  • Further training opportunities
  • Employee events
  • Home office quota
  • Bonuses for outstanding performance
  • Employee benefits package including company pension plan, company health care, company accident insurance

Additional information:

  • Start of employment: as soon as possible
  • Duration of employment: initially limited to 2 years with the option of permanent employment
  • Workload: full-time (40 hours)
  • Application deadline: August 31, 2024

In UGA Biopharma, you will find an employer that values innovation, committed cooperation between all departments, open and cross-hierarchical communication and a family-friendly personnel policy.

Does this appeal to you? Then we would like to get to know you! Please send us your application by e-mail as a single PDF file including your salary expectations to:

Sylwia Naamane ().

Please also include the reference number and your earliest possible starting date.