6 days ago

Bioprocess Scientist

London 30K - 40K Permanent

Bioprocess Scientist

Our client is a well-established London based biologics company with strong expertise in the development of cancer therapeutics. The company is going through an exciting period of growth following recent investment and as such, the opportunity for exposure and development is strong.

A brand-new opening has arisen for a Bioprocess Scientist to work within the CMC team as a subject matter expert in microbial strain and upstream process development.

Key responsibilities/duties

  • Work within the lab (approximately 75% of time) in supporting CMC activities for pre-clinical immunotherapy and vaccine candidates.
  • Design and implement small-scale high-throughput screening methods to support fermentation process and analytical assay development.
  • Design and optimise bacterial culture media using a rational and cost-effective approach.
  • Develop, optimise, and characterise robust upstream manufacturing processes for LBPs based upon Quality by Design (QbD) principles.
  • Produce research-grade cell banks.
  • Scale-up and manufacture of pilot Drug Substance batches to support process analytical development/qualification, and probe product stability.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc minimum in life science subject
  • 2 years+ work experience in a relevant field
  • Experience with high throughput assays/ screening is essential!
  • Ideally relevant industrial/ start-up experience in a research role
  • Strong experience with scale-down microbial models and high throughput systems
  • Strong experience in development of microbial fermentation processes is essential
  • Some experience with downstream process would be an advantage
  • Some experience working to GMP would also be an asset but is not essential
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills

Harris Lord has been engaged on an exclusive basis with this client to manage the recruitment process.

Harris Lord is working as an Employment Agency in relation to this position.

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