Upstream Development Scientist

County Durham
Dependent on experience
07 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
Georgina Beer
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for an Upstream Development Scientist to join an innovative biologics company based in the County Durham area. As the Upstream Development Scientist, you will be part of the technical team responsible for performing experimental work and generating technical data, ensuring the delivery of project requirements for internal and external R&D and commercial demand.


Your duties as the Upstream Development Scientist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

Looking at the design, development and scale-up of upstream processes with a focus on the production of biopharmaceuticals will be one of your top priorities.

You will be responsible for designing and executing experimental work while working effectively in a team in order to deliver project requirements, all under appropriate levels of guidance.

You will contribute to the smooth operation of the facility via input to laboratory and equipment maintenance programmes.

It will be important to adhere to the company's SHE standards and help to promote a safe culture of working.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Upstream Development Scientist we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. A relevant undergraduate degree in a biologics related subject or engineering is a necessity.

2. Proven industry experience in a research or industrial environment is ideal, especially in an upstream processing role.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with cell culture and associated analyses, data analysis and molecular methods is desirable.

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