4 weeks ago

Research Scientist (Fermentation)

Newbury 25K - 30K Permanent

Research Scientist (Fermentation)

Our client is a well-established Berkshire based animal health company with strong expertise in the manufacture of biologics products. The company is going through an exciting period of growth following new project launches, and so the opportunity for exposure and development is strong.

A brand-new opening has arisen for a Research Scientist to work within the R&D team within upstream processing. The position will involve development of fermentation processes, process development and upscale/ technology transfer activities. Applicants should have a strong background within microbial fermentation.

Key responsibilities/ duties;

  • Designing and conducting laboratory experiments; processing and analysing data, reporting ongoing work and findings
  • Contribute research ideas and actively participate in the planning of the research activity; including suggesting potential improvements for product/ process development
  • Optimisation of current processes and procedures
  • Prioritisation of own work on a day-to-day basis against pre-set deadlines
  • Efficient technology transfer from development to production
  • Health & Safety Compliance (Risk/ COSHH assessment etc).
  • Maintain training records, removal of waste and cleaning as required.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ideally a PhD in microbiology
  • Alternatively, a relevant MSc/ BSc plus fermentation work experience
  • Applicants should have minimum 2 years+ total experience in microbial fermentation
  • Some experience with regulatory standards would be a benefit (SOPs, GLP, GMP, ISO)
  • Some experience with scale up/ tech transfer would be advantageous but 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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