Principal Scientist – Upstream Mammalian

Principal Scientist – Upstream Mammalian

Grade – 33

Salary – £35,385 – £44,230

Temporary – (Maternity cover 18 months)

Post Ref –  2020ATR025

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies based in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees specialise in developing and manufacturing processes for customer’s biologic drugs and offering stability studies to support customer drug substance and drug products.

With plants in Billingham UK, Hillerod Denmark, North Carolina and Texas USA our Global Vision is to be the leading and most trusted global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation partner in the biopharmaceutical industry.

As we continue on a period of significant growth we have an opportunity for a Principal Scientist to join the Company.

The successful candidate will be laboratory-based and, working as part of the Mammalian Cell Culture PD team, will be involved in Process Development activities (PD; from scale down mimics to pilot scale bioreactors).  They will be leading projects to establish robust and reproducible upstream processes which can be transferred into our cGMP manufacturing assets.

They will also have a role to play in contributing to the implementation of new and innovative ways of working.

Technical Skills

  • Experience of the operation and control of stirred tank, laboratory scale (2-10L) and pilot scale (200L) mammalian cell culture bioreactors
  • Experience with high throughput cell line screening technologies, such as the ambr™ systems is desirable
  • Experience of mammalian cell culture (ideally CHO), preferably in a biotech/pharmaceutical industry setting
  • Ability to communicate the progress of projects, both verbally using presentations and with written reports, to both internal and external customers

Education and experience

  • A life science degree with at least 6 years relevant biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience within a mammalian cell culture role or ideally a PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience in developing and optimising processes for the production of therapeutic proteins using CHO cells

We offer a generous benefits package including;

  • Competitive salary plus company bonus scheme
  • Up to 35 days of holiday, plus bank holidays.
  • Salary Sacrifice scheme offering bikes, dental etc.
  • Free parking.
  • Generous pension scheme.

Interested applicants must complete an application form and send to  no later than 12 noon on Friday, 14th February 2020.

Interviews expected to be held week commencing 2nd March 2020.

If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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