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Research Scientist (USP Microbial Operations)

Grade – 30 – 32

Salary – £23,427 – £37,056

Contract – Permanent 

Post Ref –  2020ATR424

Trusted for generations, we are a CDMO partner for life. Here at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), passion – what we call Genki – lives inside everything we do.  This is your opportunity to push the boundaries of your potential to impact where we know it matters most: human lives.

Whilst working as a Research Scientist in the Process Development team, we want you to embrace your individuality, discover your purpose, and follow what energizes, fulfills, and inspires you every day.

The Research Scientist is primarily a laboratory-based role involved in microbial fermentation and primary recovery operations for the development of processes for customers. The role involves:

  • Preparation and operation of a variety of Fermentation equipment, including peripherals such as pumps and balances.
  • Preparation and operation of Primary recovery equipment.
  • Ordering of raw materials.
  • Post operation cleaning and sanitising.
  • Lab book write-ups and internal presentations.
  • Contribution to internal/external reports.
  • Batch record preparation and review.
  • COSHH and SHE.
  • Aiding in implementation of new and innovative ways of working.
  • Involvement in GMP operations.

About us

We are a dynamic global company and our focus is to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation and gene therapies with world class cGMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow’s medicines.

We are growing and we are growing fast. With sites in Billingham & Wilton UK, Hillerod Denmark, North Carolina and Texas USA, the size and breadth of our business will open up huge opportunities for you, whether you want to move to a different role in the UK, relocate, or progress and take on more responsibility.

Our teams are proud to partner with innovative companies reimagining what’s possible in biopharmaceuticals. Every day at FDB is a day for improvement, each challenge is an opportunity for growth, and every moment is a chance to evolve together.

Why work with us?

At FDB, your passion – your Genki – is your power and we empower you to define what Genki means to you.

When you join us, we will train, develop and support you to become the best you can possibly be. We offer a structured new starter induction programme as well as on-going development training. In addition to this, we offer:

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

For further information please contact David Clarke, Head of PD USP Microbial Operations on 01642 364116 (david.clarke@fujifilm.com) or Edward Milner, Principal Scientist on 01642 364042 (edward.milner@fujifilm.com).

Interested applicants must complete an application form and send to fdbkrecruitment@fujifilm.comno later than 12 noon on 04 Dec 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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