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Associate Scientist

Berkshire, United Kingdom

  • Salary: £165-170 per day
  • Job type: Interim/Contract
  • Posted: 12/07/2019
  • Contact name: Christopher Wise
  • Contact number: 01892 612612
  • Ref: 4532

Job description

Hobson Prior are looking for an Associate Scientist to join a leading biopharmaceutical company who purely concentrate on neurology and immunology. This position will be on a contract basis located in Slough.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete upstream process development experiments for the development of new manufacturing processes and the improvement of existing processes at lab and pilot scale.
  • Provide traceable records of lab work, experimental design and report writing (e.g. Batch records, lab notebooks, protocols, reports).
  • Contribute to the development of new technologies within the USP team and where possible contribute to the development of intellectual property.
  • Trend and examine laboratory data and present results to line manager, USP team and at internal meetings as appropriate.
  • Help determine process limits as part of process understanding, characterisation and validation studies.
  • Support reviewing, writing and updating internal procedures and documents.
  • Participate in the maintenance and housekeeping of a safe laboratory working environment, including contribution to writing and reviewing HSE risk assessments related to USP activities.
  • Promote a good interface with other BTS teams by providing updates of work and project progress to technical teams and project meetings as required.
  • Offer technical expertise in upstream processing for internal customers.


  • Able to develop a high level of capability in designing and performing process development experiments as well as excellent data interpretation, drawing of conclusions and proposals for further work.
  • Ability to learn and use appropriate data management concepts and tools.
  • Prior experience with high throughput technologies, automation, miniaturisation, statistics and/or programming is preferred.
  • Sound understanding of microbial and/or CHO physiology.
  • Aim to become technically expert in the operation of lab and pilot scale fermentation and cell culture processes, including the use of relevant operating control software.
  • Aim to become technically expert in the operation of primary recovery processes such as periplasmic extraction, continuous centrifugation and filtration.
  • Aim to become technically expert in analytical methods associated with analysis of cells and product (Cell viability, HPLC methods, plate-based colorimetric and fluorometric assays, affinity purification using TECAN, SDS PAGE).

Apply now:

If you are interested in learning more or applying to this exciting opportunity, please complete the form below and attach a copy of your CV. Alternatively, for further details or to talk directly to a life sciences recruitment specialist, please request a call back at the top of this page.

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