Senior Biotechnologist - DSP

£0 - £0 per annum
  1. Permanent
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  1. Technical Operations

Hobson Prior are looking for a Senior Biotechnologist - DSP to join a top clinical-stage biotechnology organisation on a permanent basis in Stevenage. Our client concentrates on developing pioneering gene therapies to enable people living with chronic diseases live a better life.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will be part of the production team accountable for delivering GMP manufacturing batches for clinical studies.
  • Write and update SOPs and batch records to support GMP manufacture.
  • Become fully trained in all areas of the manufacturing process as required and responsible for practical delivery of key process steps.
  • Accountable for completing production records to principles of ALCOA prior to quality review.
  • Ability to identify and escalate issues as they occur, troubleshoot issues through technical expertise, and report accordingly with all relevant information.
  • To become fully trained in deviations, investigations and change controls and be able to lead investigations, identify root causes and propose SMART CAPAs.
  • To be a dedicated equipment owner responsible for organizing and leading the use of equipment during batch manufacture, organizing and delegating tasks in module to junior team members, training team members, trouble-shooting issues, ensuring equipment is serviced as per supplier agreements and remains in a validated state through periodic validation review.
  • General duties involved in the maintenance of clean room production facilities to GMP standards and preparation for manufacture.
  • Be trained in DSP equipment SOPs as required for supporting GMP batch manufacture.
  • Be trained in aseptic cell culture processing for seed train expansion prior to USP.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a biological science.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years hands-on, practical experience in GMP manufacture of biopharmaceuticals in DSP processing.
  • A good understanding of the required industry standards for GMP manufacturing of investigational medicinal products.
  • Experience of single use manufacturing and pilot scale or large-scale bioprocessing equipment.
  • Strong technical understanding and practical experience of DSP (chromatography, TFF, filtration) processes.
  • Previous supervisory experience.

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