2 weeks ago

Upstream Production Scientist

Chelmsford Competitive Permanent

Upstream Production Scientist

Our client, within the biotechnology field, are seeking an experienced Production Scientist to contribute to biopharmaceutical production programmes. You will be responsible for carrying out laboratory production techniques within a cleanroom GMP framework.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Execute direct activities (i.e. seed work / cell culture fermentation, initial purification) in the Upstream GMP operations Manufacturing area in line with department SOP’s and Manufacturing batch records.
  • Deputise for the Upstream Snr Scientist at relevant Meetings, these may include, Management Review and Planning, Deviation, and Project specific meetings as required.
  • Provide data and fact driven responses to questions, co-ordinate responses, Changes and Corrective Actions as appropriate.
  • Assist in the direct delivery of the agreed manufacturing plan to maintain performance as required by schedule and/or project timelines.
  • Compliant completion of Upstream Manufacturing related documentation, including the Process Batch Records and Upstream area logbooks and records.
  • Complete area operations in line with department safety, COSHH, Product and Process Risk Assessments, with all actions and control measures executed as required.
  • Complete Upstream Manufacturing area cleaning / disinfection actions in line with issued schedules and housekeeping standards in order to maintain the Upstream Manufacturing area GMP accreditation.


  • Minimum BSc or equivalent in biology related subject
  • Previous work experience in GMP area
  • Good knowledge of biopharmaceutical production
  • Previous experience with either mammalian cell culture or fermentation would be highly preferred
  • Excellent communication and team working ability

Harris Lord is acting as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this vacancy.

We regret that due to high volumes we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss the role and their experience further

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