Lead Scientist - Drug Product Development

£40000 - £45000 per annum
27 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Christina Giakou
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Lead Scientist - Drug Product Development to join a leading Biopharmaceutical company based in the North West of the UK. As the Lead - Drug Product Development you will be responsible for leading a range of Development projects to deliver robust Drug Product and Fill Finish Manufacturing processes for both Clinical and Commercial Biological Therapeutics.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Leading Biologics Manufacturing business who have recently built a brand new facility.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Your duties as the Lead Scientist - Drug Product Development will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Provide technical leadership for the design, development, technology transfer and validation of fit-for-purpose, robust drug product manufacturing processes to effectively support biologic products developed. As well as drive the implementation of effective Drug Product fill-finish processes and technologies.

2. Lead effective Design of Experiments (DoE) for process development and optimisation including implementation of appropriate Quality by Design (QbD) control strategies in co-ordination with analytical and process development requirements.

3. Proactively Support CMC Project Management (Technical Leaders and Project Managers), incorporating Drug Product expertise and requirements across assigned CMC programs.

4. Drive and monitor compliance with relevant regulations including GMP and GLP as well as EHS and Quality guidelines.
Role Requirements

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

1. Relevant degree in a a Biological of Chemical field in addition to extensive industry experience working with Drug Products.

2. Proven industry experience in the process development of Drug Product Manufacturing where you have used statistical analytical tools such as Quality by Design (QbD) and Design of Experiment (DoE)

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with Biological products is beneficial for this position but small molecule and NCE experience will be considered. Experience with Lyophilisation is highly beneficial.

Key Words: Biologics | Biopharmaceutical | Drug Product | Process Development | Design of Experiment | DoE | Quality by Design | QbD | Project Management | Lyophilaisation | Freeze Dry | Technical Transfer | Manufacturing | Fill-Finish

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