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Head of R&D

Stockholm/Västra Götaland

On behalf of our client Bohus Biotech - a biotechnology company - we are looking for a Head of R&D responsible for the process development within manufacturing. You are based in the Stockholm or Gothenburg area - or at the site in Strömstad


Bohus BioTech AB is a Swedish biotechnology company with a long history of developing and manufacturing hyaluronic acid raw material and products. We are specialized in research, development and manufacturing of high-quality hyaluronic acid and medical device products based on this substance. Our products are sold via a network of distributors in numerous markets around the world. Our mission is to manufacture safe, effective, and reliable hyaluronic acid-based products that will help people to improve their quality of life.


To support our customers and product portfolio Bohus Biotech is expanding our development services. We are establishing a new development organisation. To enable this, we are looking for a skilled colleague to Lead the development organisation and activities ranging from lab-scale development, Scale-up verification and full-scale qualification and certification. You will be supporting customer and technology programs with expertise in Hyaluronic Acid. You will be planning, executing, and reporting experiments to develop robust and reproducible production methods that can be validated. You are technically skilled and if you are experienced in establishing and troubleshooting Hyaluronic Acid processes it is advantageous. In addition to development activities, you will be supporting upstream and downstream processing work with expertise through Hyaluronic Acid raw materials all the way to final processing and sterilisation of finished product. Preferably you have experience from research and development in an industrial setting.

Examples of duties are:

-     Lead manufacturing production process development programs

-     Planning and reporting of experiment in writing

-     Develop and troubleshoot protocols and methods

-     Assessment of new technologies

-     Analyse and report results from experiments

-     Participate in process transfer to full-scale manufacturing

-     Provide expertise within your field to other departments


You are motivated by leading development activities and working hands-on in the lab. Also, you are skilled in documenting and planning your work at the desk. You are self-motivated and can demonstrate high levels of creativity and enjoy finding solutions to complex challenges. Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.

You will ideally have an academic degree within a relevant field or several years of relevant professional experience. Experience from Hyaluronic Acid is required, and English is also advantageous.


Bohus Biotech is an expanding company within an exciting field working with customers and projects globally. For the right candidate we are offering a position with many opportunities for personal development. You can be based in the Stockholm or Gothenburg area or at the site in Strömstad.

The Bohus Biotech production site is located in Strömstad, Sweden. The coastal city of Strömstad offer a high quality of life through a rich variety of activities and the proximity to Norway.

More information

In this recruitment Bohus Biotech is cooperating with Brice Group. For more information, please contact:

Anders Larsson at +46 73 203 46 91 or anders.larsson@brice.se

Morgan Eilenberg at +46 73 359 05 50 or morgan.eilenberg@brice.se

We meet candidates on an ongoing basis, so if you are interested in the position, we look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible.