DSP Expert (f/m/d)


At BionFarming, we’re at the forefront of developing the BionFarm, a bionic plant cultivation system that represents a significant advance in biotechnology. Our approach is rooted in mimicking nature’s own cycles, placing plants at the centre of our search for sustainable solutions. Using cutting-edge technology, we’ve created a vertical farming system that mirrors the efficiency and resilience of natural ecosystems. Recognising plants as the cornerstone of life, this principle guides all our endeavours. We believe that feeding a growing global population while reducing atmospheric carbon levels is not just a vision but a tangible reality, achievable through the power of plants. BionFarming embodies this belief and strives to improve the future of medicine through our plant-based platform.


Your mission during our journey:

As a DSP (Downstream Processing) expert specialising in protein purification in our biotechnology company, you will play a key role in advancing our capabilities in protein purification and processing. You will be responsible for developing and optimising scalable purification processes with a focus on improving the efficiency, yield and purity of protein products. Working closely with both research and production teams, you will use your deep understanding of chromatography, filtration and other purification techniques to design and implement innovative downstream processes.

Check in your professional skills:

  • Develop and optimize protein purification strategies using a variety of techniques including chromatography, centrifugation, filtration, and precipitation.
  • Design and execute experiments to improve scalability, yield, and purity of protein products, while minimizing production costs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate new purification methods into the existing production process.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical challenges in protein purification processes.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in DSP technologies and methodologies to continually enhance our protein purification capabilities.

This role is not confined to theoretical design but involves hands-on work in the laboratory, where you will directly contribute to the development of new purification protocols and the refinement of existing ones. Your expertise in DSP will be instrumental in pushing the boundaries of protein purification, ensuring that our products meet the highest standards of quality and efficacy.

Preferred skills:

  1. Educational Background: A degree in Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or a related field. Advanced degrees (MSc or PhD) are often preferred due to the complex nature of protein purification processes.
  2. Technical Expertise:
    • Profound knowledge of downstream processing techniques and principles, including but not limited to chromatography (affinity, ion exchange, size exclusion, etc.), filtration (microfiltration, ultrafiltration), centrifugation, and precipitation.
    • Experience with process development and scale-up/scale-down principles.
    • Familiarity with protein chemistry and the various factors that affect protein stability and activity.
    • Proficiency in using and maintaining DSP equipment and instruments.
  3. Analytical Skills:
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot process issues and improve process efficiencies.
    • Ability to design and execute experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
  4. Regulatory Knowledge:
    • Understanding of regulatory requirements and quality standards relevant to biopharmaceutical production, such as GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).
  5. Project Management:
    • Experience in project management, with the ability to lead projects, manage timelines, and coordinate with cross-functional teams.
  6. Communication Skills:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for documenting processes, results, and conclusions, as well as communicating with team members and stakeholders.
  7. Software Proficiency:
    • Familiarity with software and tools used for data analysis and modeling in DSP processes.
  8. Innovation and Continuous Improvement:
    • A strong drive for innovation and continuous improvement, with a focus on developing more efficient, cost-effective, and high-quality purification processes.
  9. Teamwork and Collaboration:
    • Ability to work effectively in a team and collaborate with colleagues from various departments, such as R&D, production, and quality assurance.

Our BionFarming journey includes:

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners
  • The opportunity to make a direct contribution to the future of the world’s medical market
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package

Our differences make us stronger. At BionFarming, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of every employee. As a pioneer in the field of BionFarming, we believe that changing the world starts in each and every one of our teams. We strive to drive innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and with respect, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

DSP Expert (f/m/d)