Principal Scientist

Posted 04 November 2021
Up to £40000.00 per annum
Job type Permanent
DisciplineLife Sciences

Job description

Principal Scientist

Kelly Services are keen to speak with experienced Principal / Lead Scientists to join a dynamic global company with a focus to combine technical leadership in cell culture, microbial fermentation and gene therapies with world class cGMP manufacturing facilities to advance tomorrow's medicines.

The successful candidate will be laboratory-based and, working as part of a team, will be
involved in Process Development activities (PD; from lab scale bioreactors through to 200L
demonstration scale and support of processes within manufacturing)
They will also have a role to play in contributing to the implementation of new and innovative
ways of working.

The role,
· To identify, design, implement and manage experiments
· To review experimental work, data and reports produced within R&D to ensure accuracy and compliance
· To produce well written, compliant and traceable laboratory notebooks and raw data files
· To prepare reports and presentations for internal and external use in a suitable and professional manner.
· To train and supervise the experimental work of other research staff
· To be able to communicate to senior management and peers' results, decisions, suitability and efficacy of the PD processes with rationale
· To understand / be able to investigate any IP implications of processes being developed
· To understand basic capabilities / limitations of the CBF and MCC manufacturing
· To co-ordinate work with other functions / departments to achieve project objectives
· To represent the department in cross functional meetings, maintaining awareness of the department / companies' best interests as appropriate
· Expectation of minimal review for technical content and R&D standards (e.g., spelling, grammar, style, etc)

The candidate,
· Experience of the operation and control of stirred tank, laboratory and large scale (1- 200L) mammalian cell culture bioreactors
· Experience with high throughput cell line screening technologies, such as the ambr™ systems
· Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing
· Experience of mammalian cell culture, preferably in a biotech/pharmaceutical industry setting
· Experience of writing Lab books and / or reports

If this position is of interest to you, please apply or contact the Kelly Scientific Team in Newcastle for more information.

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As an Equal Opportunities employer we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.