DSP Process Transfer Engineer

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DSP Process Transfer Engineer


Permanent contract

Job description

DSP Process Transfer Engineer

First, did you know that AKKA Belgium is going to be AKKODIS soon? Because of the merger with MODIS.

AKKODIS is a global leader in the engineering and R&D market that is leveraging the power of connected data to accelerate innovation and digital transformation.

As part of the development of the activities at one of our clients, we are looking for a DSP Process Transfer Engineer.

What are your responsibilities?

As a Downstream Process Transfer Engineer, you will contribute to downstream process tech transfer activities of late-stage and/or commercial biologics to enable launch of these molecules into both internal and external commercial scale facilities. Key responsibilities are:

  • Supporting Tech Transfer of DSP Processes from Development to Internal Manufacturing and CMOs, and between commercial-scale facilities
  • Supporting the commercial-scale Process Validations for the Downstream Process in Drug Substance manufacturing
  • Providing routine (on-the-floor) support during manufacturing campaigns
  • Providing deviation and investigation support
  • Supporting Continuous Process Verification (CPV) activities
  • Supporting Regulatory inspections and filings
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert of late-stage and commercial biologics Downstream manufacturing processes

In other words, the DSP Process Transfer Engineer will:

  • Support DSP tech transfer and PPQ activities
  • Author technical protocols/reports and ensure a high scientific and quality standard
  • Perform routine (on-the-floor) support during manufacturing campaigns
  • Provide deviation and investigation support to Manufacturing
  • Support CPV activities, as required

Business Industry

Life sciences


What skills do you bring to the table?

  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences, or has equivalent experience, in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Experience in the biopharmaceutical industry is a must
  • Understanding of Downstream bioprocessing principles (chromatography column steps, ultrafiltration, diafiltration, …)
  • Good understanding of biopharma operations (e.g. process development, pilot scale) and cGMP
  • Ability to communicate effectively and connect with peers from different functions (matrix organization) to ensure projects are delivered
  • Good analytical thinking and problem-solving mindset
  • Familiar with various statistical and data trending techniques
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines with a high tolerance for ambiguity
  • Self-motivated, innovation mindset, can-do attitude, team player
  • Good knowledge of English, both oral and written; knowledge of French is a must.

What’s the offer you can’t refuse?

As an Akkodis Team Member, you will be:

  • Onboarded in your position via a buddy process
  • Supported in your career by your Business Manager
  • Actor of your training plan and your personal and professional development
  • Benefiting from a permanent contract
  • Benefiting from a competitive salary package including several extra-legal benefits

Do you any questions? You can contact me at marie.defruit@akkodis.com

Position location

Job location

Europe, Belgium, Wallonia, Walloon Brabant


Avenue Jules Bordet 168 1140 Bruxelles

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

6. Master Degree

Level of experience

3 to 5 years