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Associate Scientist, Downstream Process Sciences

Berkshire, United Kingdom

  • Salary: Up to £165 per day (£40k per annum)
  • Job type: Interim/Contract
  • Posted: 06/08/2019
  • Contact name: Christopher Wise
  • Contact number: 01892 612612
  • Ref: 4608

Job description

1 year initial contract

Associate Scientist, Downstream Process Sciences 
Biotech Sciences, TechOps 

Due to the ongoing exciting and varied portfolio of antibody therapeutic programmes, there are currently positions for talented individuals with an academic interest and experience within Downstream Process Sciences – Antibody Purification. 


This role will be responsible for contributing to the development of downstream processes for the recovery and purification of antibody-based therapeutics. The work will span the provision of Well-Characterised Processes supporting Drug Substance Manufacture at various stages of Drug Development, from Pre-clinical to Clinical Phase I, II and III studies, to Process Validation support activities. 

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

• Undertake purification process development experiments for fundamental understanding of individual unit operations 
• Assist with the evaluation of new bioprocess technologies 
• Identify and utilise appropriate analytical techniques 
• Demonstrate ability to analyse data, with good attention to detail 
• Effectively communicate findings to multi-disciplinary Process Development Teams 

Working within an international and multicultural environment you should be open, flexible, and have excellent communication and teamwork skills. Mobility and willingness to develop further and gain international experience will be of advantage. 

Skills & Qualifications: 

Applicants should have knowledge of various downstream processing tools, some experience of chromatography and protein conjugation techniques, as well as a good understanding of analytical methods for assessing product purity. 

Interested candidates should have a strong Bachelor's degree in a related field. Ideally, we are looking to identify candidates who are currently working within the Biopharmaceutical Industry. This role will offer the successful candidate an invaluable opportunity to develop their career within the Biopharmaceutical industry. 

Only candidates with the right to work in the EU or a full and valid visa will be considered.