Director of Process Development

Experience Dependent
18 Apr 2019
16 May 2019
Gregory Hammond
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Director of Process Development to join a leading company based in the North West of England. As the Director of Process Development you will be responsible for leading a team focused on the development and scale-up of purification processes across a variety of platforms, including Microbial, Mammalian and Gene Therapy.


Your duties as the Director of Process Development will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will be responsible for the introduction of new biologics development projects into the process science group from other R&D sites and/or from other companies as part of an in-licensing contract.

2. Collaborate with Global Pharmaceutical Technology to transfer biologics manufacturing processes to commercial manufacturing groups and CMOs.

3. Line management of Senior managers and Specialists and provision of leadership and clear direction to the whole department to ensure drug substance process development and manufacture is conducted to schedule and on budget and for clinical manufacture in compliance with cGMP

4. Lead process characterisation studies and interfacing with Global Pharmaceutical Technology to support the process validation activities for the manufacturing process in support of the regulatory submission


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

1. Relevant degree and ideally a PhD in Biochemical Engineering or similar along with significant experience in industry.

2. Proven industry experience in managing teams within biologics process development, scale up or MSAT with a focus on purification.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience interacting with CMOs for Tech Transfer will be highly advantageous.

Key Words: Director | Process Sciences | Process Development | Scale Up | Management | GMP | Downstream Processing | MSAT | DSP | Bioprocess | Mammalian | Microbial | Gene Therapy | ATMP |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties 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 professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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