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Senior/Principal Scientist - Drug Development

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2022

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Analytical, Biochemistry, Biology
Contract Type
Full Time

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We are currently looking for a Senior/Principal Scientist - Drug Development to join a leading biologics formulation biotechnology company based in the Cambridgeshire area. As the Senior Scientist - Drug Development you will be responsible for the further development and formulation projects focused on biologics.

You will use your knowledge of biologics development and manufacturing to develop and validate a range of assays and techniques. This position would suit an ambitious scientist who has worked in a CMC environment and is aware of ICH stability guidelines and regulations. This is a great opportunity for someone to step into a project and people leadership role.


Your duties as the Senior/Principal Scientist - Drug Development will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Lead, design, develop and manage your own studies where you will also have line management responsibility of junior members of the team (2 - 3 people)

2. You will act as project manager to ensure the smooth running and success of projects. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally within a small business where you will have the opportunity to make an impact at all levels.

3. Ensure the stable formulation of a range of drug products and ensure the successful transfer into a CMC, regulated environment.

4. Use your knowledge and experience of Protein Characterisation techniques including but not limited to HPLC, RP-HPLC, SEC, CEX, CE-SDS and DLS to ensure the stability of protein drug products.


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

1. Relevant degree in a life sciences discipline, ideally a PhD focused on Protein Development / Characterisation / Formulation.

2. Proven industry experience in Biopharmaceutical / Pharmaceutical where you have worked in a Protein Chemistry or Biochemistry team. Ideally you will have experience of Protein CMC and Stability including Quality and Regulatory guidelines such as GLP / GMP / ICH etc.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with Characterisation such as SEC, HPLC, CEX, CE-SDS or DLS. Formulation experience would be advantageous.

Key Words: Characterisation | Formulation | Biochemistry | Pharmaceutical Product Development | Stability | GMP | CMC | SEC | HPLC | CEX | CE-SDS | Biologics | Cambridge


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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Company info
0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill

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