Senior Process Scientist

Experience dependent
18 Jan 2019
15 Feb 2019
Georgina Beer
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Senior Process Scientist to join a leading gene therapy company based in the Liverpool area. As the Senior Process Scientist you will be responsible for performing a wide range of activities associated with the design, development, scale-up, technical transfer, process characterisation, validation and cGMP clinical manufacture of bulk drug substances expressed from mammalian, viral or microbial expression systems.


Your duties as the Senior Process Scientist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will be the technical lead for project activity and the associated planning of daily activities, the transfer and execution of projects from process development into the production facility at pilot and clinical stage, as well as for the cGMP activities to produce clinical drug substance.

2. It will be your responsibility to review internal and external process and facility validation reports, write protocols, analyse data, authorise reports and review protocols etc. This will all work towards your role in maintaining a safe and efficient laboratory environment.

3. You will prepare daily activity plans to deliver projects and communicate to other senior scientists and scientists working on the project as well as other contributing departments, such as Analytical Sciences, Engineering and QA.

4. You will manage laboratory areas, including supervision of scientists, resolve day to day equipment or technical issues and escalate issues when necessary to Senior Managers.


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

1. A relevant BSc degree in a relevant science or engineering subject (e.g. Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, etc.) is a requirement for this job. This will be alongside industrial experience within the field of bioprocess development, scale-up or cGMP manufacturing.

2. Proven industry experience in using molecular biology techniques such as cloning, plasmid manipulation, sequence and data analysis and interpretation in addition to Gene Therapy knowledge (theoretical and practical) is required for this position. You should also have a knowledge and previous experience with mammalian and microbial based processes.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with leadership skills. This will include technical leadership of projects. This is in addition to a knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practice.

Key Words: Process Scientist / Senior Process Scientist / Upstream Process / cGMP / Gene Therapy / AAV / Bioprocess / Biotechnology / Clinical / Mammalian / Microbial / Validation / Biological Development

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We 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 recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.