Process Development Engineer

Job Locations US-WI-Windsor
Job ID
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Production Manager

Business Overview

Genus plc is a market leader in porcine, dairy and beef genetics and is uniquely positioned as a global player, with a dedicated, multi-species research and development function and an international distribution network.  Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.  

Role Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly talented, motivated professional to join our team as a Process Development Engineer located just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Works with research to further develop consistency and scalability of product and process between the research, development and manufacturing.   
  • Research and develop ways to manufacture products and monitor existing processes and products for quality and efficiency with a focus on reagents and chemicals.  
  • Establish process to produce a new product on a large scale with standardized protocols, while looking for ways to make improvements in methods and technology by reviewing and interpreting analytical test results and data. 
  • Utilize sophisticated technology to monitor production and identify faults.  
  • Work closely with research scientists, with process engineers and with quality control technicians. Combining extensive knowledge of biotechnology and biomanufacturing, process development scientists also use computer-aided design models to develop manufacturing processes. 



  • 7+ years of experience in a bio-technology or bio-manufacturing environment  
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in a scientific discipline (e.g., Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology) 
  • Strong demonstrated problem-solving skills 
  • Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations 
  • Must have an investigative and analytical mind and a methodical approach to testing new processes 
  • Need to be creative and have strong problem-solving skills 
  • Good teamwork and motivation skills are essential 
  • Must have strong ability to write and communicate effectively 


Capabilities and behaviors: 

  • Customer impact: builds strong, profitable, sustainable customer relationships, anticipating and exceeding customer expectations to increase demand for services and products in order to build loyalty. 
  • Managing external environment: anticipates and responds quickly to environmental changes for the benefit of the business and customers, through strong external networks and deep understanding of the markets.   
  • Execution Orientation: Drives to set ever higher standards and achieve results through determination, resilience and commitment.  Develops solutions to enhance the service offering and drive continuous improvement. 
  • Setting Direction: develops simple, deliverable plans based on pragmatic new thinking, ideas or concepts.  Assesses accurately commercial risk and return. 
  • Change management: Champions, leads, support or embeds change to improve things.  Communicates well and helps others by overcoming barriers. 
  • Analysis and Decision Making: Analyses opportunities and problems thoughtfully and thoroughly to make good and timely decisions.   
  • Team Mobilization: builds high performing diverse teams, investing resources effectively.  Recruits, develops, motivates and retains talent by setting stretching goals and developing capability of self, team and organization 
  • Collaboration: ‘One team’ approach – gains commitment to strategic vision and goals.  Builds and maintains networks and relationships, sharing knowledge and experience, delivering on commitments. 

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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