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Principal Downstream Process Development

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
North London
Closing date
1 Aug 2022

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Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking for a Principal Downstream Process Development to join a growing AAV Gene Therapy Biotechnology company based in the North London area. As the Principal Downstream Process Development you will be responsible for driving and managing the downstream process development activities including but not limited to Primary Recovery, Chromatography, Diafiltration and viral inactivation.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Downstream Processing Scientists with a Viral Vector or Recombinant Protein background who has previous industry experience, to join a developing Biotech at the start of their Process Development journey.

You will have the opportunity to develop processes from scratch as well as train, develop and lead a team of Downstream development scientists. You will work closely with the rest of the CMC team as well as R&D teams.


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

1. Lead the Downstream Process Development and optimisation for the purification AAV Viral Vectors.

2. Be responsible for the design and execution of development work including writing process descriptions, protocols and experimental procedures.

3. Lead the Technical Transfer to external manufacturers and play a role in implementing and managing a secure supply chain for key GMP materials to support clinical manufacture.

4. As the team grows, act as Downstream Group Leader and ensure the training and development of junior staff members.


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

1. Relevant degree in a Life Sciences discipline where a PhD is desired but not required. This is in addition to extensive industry experience of downstream process development for Biological products, ideally Viral Vectors.

2. Proven industry experience in the development of scalable downstream chromatography-based manufacturing processes where you have an awareness of GMP regulations and requirements.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with leading / supporting a team is beneficial as well as previous experience with managing CDMOs and supply chain.

Key Words: Downstream Process Development | Downstream Processing | DSP | Purification | Manufacturing | Manufacturing Process Development | GMP | Chromatography | HPLC | Ultrafiltration | Diafiltration | TTF | TFF | QbD | Viral Vector | AAV | Lentiviral | Viral Inactivation | Gene Therapy | ATMP | Oncology | Renal Disease | Kidney Disease | Leadership | Team Leader | Group Leader

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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