Upstream Process Development - Lead Scientist

  1. Permanent
Seoul Capital Area, South Korea
  1. Technical Operations, Discovery / R&D, Analytical
Posted: 23/01/2024

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Hobson Prior are seeking for an Upstream Process Development - Lead Scientist to join a fantastic CDMO on a permanent basis located in South Korea. Our client is focused on providing development and manufacturing solutions.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • For this position, you will offer technical leadership in developing, optimising, scaling-up, and validating all steps within the upstream process development group.
  • Guide the development and execution of procedures from bench through scale-up, and to pilot scale, which involves technology transfer through clinical manufacturing.
  • Responsible for serving as the technical project lead for the development of solid high performing upstream procedures with emphasis on transferability to cGMP manufacturing.
  • Cooperate with internal personnel to produce project and cost submissions, timelines, and work plans by implementing scientific expertise and business knowledge.
  • Any other assigned duties.


  • Educated to an advanced degree level with demonstrable work experience.
  • Demonstrable experience working within an international big pharma, or CDMO setting within the US/EU market.
  • Comprehension of cGMP and biopharmaceutical product development lifecycle, and in regulatory archiving such as BLA, MAA, IND, etc.
  • Familiarity with process development with mAb and multifaceted molecules such as bsAb, ADC, fusion protein, etc., based on mammalian cells.
  • Exhibited experience with advanced technologies, for example: intensified cell culture, continuous process, media development, or new upstream development platform, etc.

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