Group Leader - Process Analytics

Dependent on experience
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Eve Hegarty
Contract Type
Full Time
Hyper Recruitment Solutions currently has an exciting opportunity available for a Group Leader to join the Process Analytics team within a global life sciences company based in the Berkshire area.

As the Group Leader - Process Analytics will manage a team of senior scientists who are responsible for providing analytical support for in-process testing, product quality and impurity testing for Process Development.


Your duties as the Group Leader - Process Analytics will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. One of your primary responsibilities will be to provide scientific and technical leadership and expertise in a range of the following assay technologies for characterisation of recombinant proteins, in-process testing and impurity analysis: HPLC (Protein A and GP), AKTA, SDS-PAGE, Protein Chip, Octet, LC/MS, ic-IEF, ELISA, HCP ELISA, Western blotting and qPCR

2. Another key responsibility will be to provide strong leadership to up to 8 direct reports, mostly senior scientists, to enable them to be a highly effective scientific team by imparting scientific knowledge and experience through mentoring and coaching. You will ensure development of technical and scientific skills for direct reports to maintain quality of laboratory activities and reports delivered to internal and external customers.

3. Scheduling and prioritisation (with input from appropriate management) assays and resources for on time delivery of support assays and assay transfers.

4. Review and approval of study protocols and reports for development, and evaluation studies and ensure that studies are delivered to the appropriate scientific, technical and GMP quality. Ensure strong links are maintained with other analytical teams to ensure harmonisation of methods and practices.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Group Leader - Process Analytics we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Demonstrated experience of implementation of assay technologies for purity and impurity testing of recombinant proteins e.g SEC-HPLC, SDS-PAGE, Labchip, IEF, ic-IEF, ELISA, QPCR, residual DNA and residual protein A, western blotting, Octet and LC/MS. You will be expected to demonstrate method development and validation for such techniques, as well as routine testing.

2. Substantial and demonstrable line management responsibility and proven ability to develop and mentor high quality scientific individuals .

3. Having strong communication skills are essential and you should be able to demonstrate loyalty and commitment to a team, anticipation of problems and taking initiative for problem solving, and the ability to motivate and coach a team.

Key Words: Group Leader | Team Leader | Process Analytics | Process Development | Line Manager | Line Management | Proteins | Protein Analysis | Protein Characterisation | SDS PAGE | HPLC | IEF | icIEF | ELISA | qPCR | method development | method validation

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer that is happy to welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors and is made up of a collaboration of scientists supporting science. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.