Job opportunity in Norway for a Senior Downstream Process Development Scientist

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Nykode Therapeutics

Nykode Therapeutics is an Oslo-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical platform company founded in 2006. Our bold aim is to generate game-changing therapeutics to treat cancers and infectious diseases with a high unmet medical need. With our unique and innovative modular vaccine technology, we’re specifically targeting antigens to Antigen Presenting Cells, which are essential for inducing rapid, strong and long-lasting immune responses. Our vision is to build a leading vaccine technology biotech company developing game changing medicine across an expanding range of therapeutic areas. In our mission to bring our discoveries to the people who need them, we are proud to collaborate with world-class organizations. In oncology, our partners are Roche, Genentech, and Nektar Therapeutics. We have a multi-target collaboration with Regeneron within oncology and infectious diseases. For COVID-19 vaccine development, we have a strong relationship with Adaptive Biotechnologies.

An opportunity to join one of Scandinavia’s most exciting biotech companies!
Our CMC team is currently seeking a Senior Scientist who wants to work with drug substance process development, scale-down & up activities and troubleshooting.

Senior Downstream Process Development Scientist

We are looking for someone who enjoys spending time in the lab, working closely together with our team. The role will mainly be involved with downstream activities. You will be responsible for experimental work, reporting and keeping contact with internal stakeholders, external partners and CDMOs. You will take charge of the laboratory work within your area, write protocols, plan and execute experiments, and report your results as well as schedule equipment maintenance, and select adequate raw materials.

From time to time, you will also be required to focus on meetings and coordination of activities at external partners, where you will be responsible for continuous progress towards predefined goals. Regardless of experience and expertise, it is key to success that you are versatile and eager to contribute to our team.


The responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and conducting laboratory experimental work and reporting the results. This includes overall responsibility for ensuring our equipment is up to date and ready to use
  • Participate in multidisciplinary groups where you represent the process development and transfer team to ensure successful scale-up activities
  • Continuous contact and support to our CDMO’s


Education and experience:

  • PhD or Master of Science in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology or similar
  • Minimum 5-10 years relevant work practice


Other requirements:

  • Several years of experience with API downstream processes
  • Considerable knowledge and experience with downstream processes such as primary recovery, lysis, chromatography, and TFF
  • Several years of relevant laboratory hands-on experience
  • Experience with purification of large biomolecules such as pDNA is an advantage
  • Understanding GMP and quality requirements in the pharmaceutical industry is an advantage
  • Experience with planning and execution of technology transfer to manufacturing sites would be favourable


Who are we looking for?

When hiring new employees, we look for people inspired by our technology and our quest to unlock the future of medicine. We embrace new ways of thinking and doing. When growing and building our teams, we look for people inspired by our mission and those seeking to join a collaborative and value-based company culture. An eagerness to learn and continuously develop is a core characteristic of our highly skilled and competent individuals. A career at Nykode Therapeutics is an opportunity to take part in the journey to push the boundaries of human advancement. Our work is meaningful, and we care. We care about the patients, and we care about each other.

For this particular position it is essential that you enjoy working independently as well as in teams. You bring quality to your work and you enjoy tasks that involve initiating, planning, conducting, and reporting. There will be opportunities for learning – both within the CMC team and from our cross-functional teams.


Additional info:

The position will be based at Nykode Therapeutics´ offices in Forskningsparken, Oslo, Norway.


Contact information:

The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Borka Consulting AS.
If you have any questions regarding Nykode Therapeutics or the position, feel free to contact our recruitment advisor in Borka Consulting; André Borka at +47 908 31 871 or email to

Please send your application (both motivational letter and CV in PDF format) to
All inquiries are treated confidentially, also towards Nykode Therapeutics, in the initial phase if desired.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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Borka Consulting is a specialised search & recruitment company that has 100% focus on competence-based search and recruitment in the Life Sciences sector in Norway, the Nordic countries and in Europe.



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