Sydney Bioprocessing Network Event – Tuesday, August 14th

The Bioprocessing Network Australia (BPN) NSW have organized a networking event in Sydney on the Tuesday 14th August, at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

We would like for formally invite you to this event.

The BPN has selected UTS as the site for the next NSW satellite event the back of UTS building a 200L GMP-lite single use biopharmaceutical facility to achieve the following high-level outcomes –

  • To train laboratory and factory technicians — science graduates and people with a non-science background — in bioprocessing techniques and their use in a GMP like environment, as part of the future workforce for the growing number of biopharma players in Australia
  • To facilitate the upscaling of UTS research into algae for producing recombinant proteins and other high-value products.
  • To offer Pilot scale facilities and Process Development capacity to the Australian biotech community

BPN NSW envisages that this satellite event will act as a forum for Bioprocessing stakeholders to understand and engage with UTS, understand their vision for the future and to further deepen the networks across this growing and evolving industry.

We plan to keep the event as informal as possible and have included a short presentation and facilities tours at UTS. Please refer to the agenda below –

5:00pm – 5:45pm – Guest arrival and drinks/canapés

5:45pm – 6:00pm – Welcome 

6:00pm – 6:15pm – UTS Presentation and Vision

6:15pm – 7:00pm – Site Tours

7:00pm onwards – Networking Drinks

The event will be held at University of Technology Sydney, Bldg 4, Level 6, Broadway Campus, Ultimo, NSW.

There is paid parking adjacent to the campus or if catching a train, UTS is conveniently located very close to Central Station in Sydney.

Please RSVP to Jon Ince ( or 0404 027 237) by Friday 10th August.




Geoff Dumsday

President, BioProcessing Network Australia

Bioprocess Development – Senior Scientist/Engineer

We are looking for a vibrant, creative person with practical and entrepreneurial mind and great team spirit. You will contribute to the success of this ground-breaking biopharmaceutical company as it transitions to being a public company in later 2018

You will design, develop and optimize prototype and pilot equipment and processes for next-generation bionanoparticles using diverse techniques and tools from biochemistry and chemistry, including various purification techniques. Knowledge and experience using nanoparticles and virus like particles (VLPs) as product candidates is a plus. Responsibilities may include implementation of processes for manufacturing using a broad range of fractionation methods and chromatographic techniques and moving towards a cGMP process and CMC package.

You will also perform product and in-process analysis/characterization with various bioanalytical/biophysical methodologies. Careful documentation of work and data initially at GLP level will be required. Later we will transition the developed processes into a cGMP compliant environment.

Role Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and optimize prototype and pilot equipment and processes for our therapeutic product(s)
  • Develop and manage in-process characterization and analysis of product(s) using a variety of chromatographic methods, colorimetric and spectrometric techniques such as NMR, mass spectrometry, light scattering, capillary electrophoresis and protein chemistry technologies
  • Support scale up and transfer of Upstream and Downstream Processes
  • Analyze, document and interpret scientific research and technical data. Author and review technical documents, reports, production records, technology transfer reports and patents
  • Develop and present data in internal as well as external meetings and management.
  • Train and supervise colleagues on temporary assignments (interns, bachelor or master students)


  • MS or PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Bioengineering with at least 2 years of work experience, preferably in a Biopharmaceutical or Vaccine industry environment
  • Proficient in handling peptides, proteins, ligands and nanoparticles
  • Proficient in molecular analysis techniques as they related nano-scale product development.
  • Experienced in scalable purification processes. Proficient in chromatographic purification, ultrafiltration/diafiltration, separation
  • Experienced in bioprocess development, CMC development and documentation, scale-up and technology transfer.
  • Well versed in analytical and bioanalytical techniques: NMR, mass spectrometry, light scattering, HPLC/FPLC, colorimetric techniques, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral skills and technical writing, documentation

Other Requirements

  • A can-do approach to work
  • A valid Australian work permit is required
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia – limited national & international travel may be required

Senior Bioprocessing Scientist – Pharma/Biotechnology

Due to rapid and ongoing expansion, Luina Bio, ( )  an experienced Brisbane based contract Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical manufacturer, who offers client focused services to primarily an international client base, is looking for a Senior Bioprocessing scientist.

If you want to work for a company with core values of Honesty, Transparency and where you “get on with the job”  à  “What’s the outcome that we need to achieve?” this well established organisation is where you should be. Exciting moves are underway!

The focus of this critical position is:

  • Large scale biopharmaceutical manufacturing, especially Fermentation and protein purification, process development and operation
  • Operate and maintain equipment
  • Prepare, complete and review SOP’s
  • Assist in the Validation program

It would be preferred if you have the following experience:

  • Mid to Large scale Fermentation
  • Mid to Large scale mid and downstream processing
  • Biopharmaceutical process development
  • cGMP
  • Document and report writing

It would be preferred that you have had a minimum of > 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical/related industry under GMP conditions and have a tertiary qualification in a life science discipline or engineering.

Shift and or weekend work will be required

Personal qualities include:

  • “Hands on” skills with mechanical devices.
  • Possess strong project management skills.
  • Be able to work in a small team.
  • Open minded.
  • Ability to mentor and develop junior staff.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

As well, an analytical approach combined with a demonstrated drive to achieve would be looked upon favourably. A “partnership – oriented” team player, your ability to communicate well and be proactive is important.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the right candidate.

If you believe you have the experience and the desire to make a positive contribution to our client, please send your CV, which outlines your qualifications, achievements and employment history to Trevor Neville, TranZition Professional & Executive Recruitment, via email quoting Reference Number: LBBP07082017.

Initial telephone enquiries, IN CONFIDENCE, to his mobile # of 0438633088.

Only people with the right to work in this country may apply for this position

Longevity in a Brisbane based Biotechnology contract manufacturer

Established Revenue streams and exciting phase of growth

Min.> 5 years’ pharmaceutical/related industry experience.