Principal Downstream Process Scientist

Experience Dependent
17 Sep 2019
15 Oct 2019
Georgina Beer
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Principal Downstream Process Scientist to join a leading biopharmaceutical company based in the Staffordshire area. As the Principal Downstream Process Scientist you will be responsible for driving the development of downstream process in the manufacture of biologic products.


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

1. You will provide an oversight to the deign and planning of the downstream processes, then lead the execution of the process development and transfer to client or internal R&D department.

2. As the Principal Downstream Process Scientist, you will determine the technical and scientific approaches for the development programmes and support the scope and development of the analytical methods used.

3. The downstream technology and process transfer, within the company and externally, will be your responsibility.

4. You will provide technical expertise and guidance to staff who are involved in the development of viral purification, using AKTA chromatography.


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

1. A relevant BSc, MSc or PhD in a biologic subject (e.g. Biology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science, Biochemistry, Virology, etc.) is necessary.

2. Extensive industry experience in a GMP biologic or biotechnology setting is required for this role. Having experience with biomolecules and viral products is highly advantageous.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with downstream processing and AKTA systems is strongly desirable and experience in upstream processing would be advantageous.

Key Words: DSP | Downstream | Process Development | GMP | Tech Transfer | Technology Transfer | Biologic | Biotechnology | Biopharma | AKTA | Purification | Manufacture | Scientist | Senior Scientist | Viral | Virology | Biochemistry | R&D | Research and Development

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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