Chemist for process development at biotech company                           

BioPhero is a biotech start-up in Copenhagen (Denmark) dedicated to making affordable, safe insecticide replacements. Our mission is to lead the global transition towards sustainable agriculture, where safe pheromone-based products become the primary method for pest control.

BioPhero was founded in 2016 as a spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and has attracted investment from Novo Seeds, Syngenta Ventures, and SDI. The combination of strong market demand for pheromones, an excellent sustainability profile, and the potential of our production technology has earned BioPhero a spot in Labiotech’s recent list of top-20 biotech companies in EU.

We are looking for an innovative Chemist or Chemical Engineer preferably with some practical experience and interest to support the process development of the fermentation downstream processes (DSP) at BioPhero.

We support equal opportunities and highly encourage all applicants irrespective of background to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, perform, analyse, and document laboratory and pilot-scale (prototype) development and trials, including fermentation recovery, purification methods, and synthesis methods.
  • Create new production routes for BioPhero's products, considering practical scale-up, product economy, and environmental sustainability.
  • Participate actively in full-scale design, exercises, and production runs. In-house or with external partners.


  • Chemical Engineering degree or chemist degree preferably with practical experience.
  • Demonstrated success in developing organic chemistry methods in lab or pilot scale – experience with oily products is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Hands-on experience with standard unit operations, including recovery and purification.
  • Hands-on experience with upscaling chemical methods from laboratory to industrial scale
  • Experience with technology transfer and process documentation
  • Excellent data keeping and analysis skills
  • Team player with a focus on delivering results
  • Fluent in English, verbal and writing

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial company with a start-up culture, dedicated and wonderful colleagues, great opportunities for professional and personal growth, and backed by serious investors.
  • The opportunity to make a significant contribution to the sustainability of global agriculture
  • A high-importance role where your findings will be part of our future production processes
  • Competitive salary and company pension

Applications are received until the 31st of October and are evaluated as they arrive. Preferred starting date is December 1st 2019 or January 1st 2020.


If you would like to use your skills to change global agriculture in a more sustainable direction, and if you believe you can make a difference for BioPhero, then we hope to hear from you! Please send your application and CV to For more information, contact Kristian Ebbensgaard (CEO) at +45 6060 0909 or Jesper Dohrup (Process Development and Production) at +45 6059 0001.

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