Upstream Team Lead

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking for a Upstream Team Lead to join a leading CDMO based in the Kent area. As the Upstream Team Lead you will be responsible for a team of Scientists and Technicians, shaping and executing work plans within Upstream Processing (involving molecular design, cell banking and fermentation).


Your duties as the Upstream Team Lead will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. As the Upstream Team Lead, you will be responsible for achieving rapid and efficient project progress as well as delivering exceptional quality data and scientific support to customers.

2. You will interact with the overall project plan to update progress and ensure all team members are occupied and carrying out necessary activities.

3. 35% of your time will be contributed to working hands-on in the Laboratory, dealing with primary data and taking ownership of the laboratory working practices within the Upstream area.

4. Your role as the Upstream Team Lead with also include supporting the Director of R&D with recruiting new team members, and building R&D competencies to deliver the site's cGMP road map.


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

1. Relevant degree in a life science discipline such as Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or Bioengineering - with a PhD being advantageous.

2. Proven industry experience with the team leadership or development of staff, as well as demonstrable experience with communicating complex scientific information to colleagues and others.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with the Upstream Processing environment, as well as the techniques involved such as fermentation, Protein Expression and Purification, process Development and cell banking. Past experience working with bacteria (specifically E.coli), fungi or yeast is essential.

Key Words: Upstream Team Lead / Kent / Protein Purification / Expression / E.coli / Bacteria / Yeast / Fungi / Molecular Cloning / Fermentation / Cell Banking / Process Development / Biotechnology / Bioprocessing / Bioengineering / Microbiology / R&D / cGMP

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.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill

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