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Job Summary

Canton Biologics​

Guangdong, China​

Job Type
Contract (1 year)

Pay Rate
Competitive Salary

Years of Experience
Experienced(Non-Manager, 2+Years)

Job Reference Code

Head of Upstream Process Development

Posted on Sep 30, 2019
Canton Biologics
Guangdong, China

About Company:

Canton Biologics is a biotechnology company specializing in research and development of protein products. Founded in 2015, Canton Biologics focuses on developing and manufacturing monoclonal antibodies, bispecific antibodies and other therapeutic recombinant proteins. The company’s headquarters are located in Guangzhou, China, with a holding subsidiary in Switzerland and a CMO and an R&D unit in Foshan, China. With a protein drug production line that meets the FDA, EMA and the Chinese cGMP standards, Canton Biologics is building the most efficient biopharmaceutical R&D and production platform in South China.

Job Profile:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Head of Upstream Process Development in Canton Biologics.

As Head of Upstream Process Development, you will manage a group of people within the Department of Bioprocess Development to develop upstream processes and innovative technologies.

Job Details:


1. Manage a group of people to develop/improve cell culture processes

2. Build a high performing group focused on execution and data analysis

3. Develops cell culture processes using ambr15, ambr250, 2L/5L bench-scale, and up to 200L disposable bioreactor

systems for the production of antibody and recombinant protein

4. Plan and conduct experiments to define upstream manufacturing process parameters or optimized media formulations.
5. Authors technical reports and process descriptions including data interpretation and procedures suitable for inclusion in

IND, BLA, or equivalent regulatory submissions


1. MS with 8+ years or PhD with 5+ year of experience in biologics process development

2. Experience in biotechnology drug development with clear understanding of CMC requirements
3. Excellent knowledge and hands-on experiences in cell culture processes including fed-batch and continuous process
4. Ability to support and effectively multi-task different and complex assignments and responsibilities
5. Experience with statistical methodologies such as DOE, process control charting, multivariate analysis
6. Experience with single-use technology is strongly desired
7. Experience with process and media development for mammalian cell culture
8. Experience in authoring IND or BLA is preferred
9. Experience in scale-up and scale-down models to support process characterization
10. Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate within the organization as well as externally
11. Excellent team work and communication skills

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