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Principal Analytical Scientist (Bioassay)

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
London Arena
£60000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
23 Feb 2023

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We are currently looking for a Principal Analytical Scientist (Bioassay) to join a developing Gene Therapy company based in the London area. As the Principal Analytical Scientist (Bioassay) you will be responsible for the development and application of in vitro potency assays for gene therapy products, especially AAVs.

This is a great opportunity to further sharpen your leadership skills and be a direct line manager scientists within your team. Additionally you'll be a part of the CMC team and work collaboratively with the research and clinical teams as well as external collaborators ensuring the successful delivery of projects on the companies project line.


Your duties as the Principal Analytical Scientist (Bioassay) will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will apply your experience in development and application of in vitro potency assays for gene therapy products including infectivity, relative infectivity, expression and functional assays, enabling development and qualification.

2. Act as the Bioassay SME with project leadership duties to lead the development, training and trouble-shooting of bioassays, whilst gathering technologies applicable for AAV cell based assay development.

3. You will play a key role in keeping stakeholders informed with key findings, presentation at internal and external meetings, and represent the CMC department at these meetings.

4. Ensuring raw data is processed accordingly and designing experimental plans, documentation and experimental writeups, and support writing and review of experimental analytical protocols and lab procedures.


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

1. Relevant degree in Biological sciences or a similarly related qualification. A PhD is desirable.

2. Proven industry experience in working in a GMP environment and understanding ICH guidance for ATMP product release. Experience in gene therapy processing technologies, analytical bioprocessing is desirable.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with cell culture of multiple mammalian lines, track record of method development and troubleshooting in analytical assays, and technology transfer to/from commercial and research organisations.

Key Words: Gene Therapy | AAV | Cell Line | ATMP | DSL | Bioassay | Bioprocessing | ICH | GMP | Tech Transfer | Technology Transfer | Project Management | Analytical Assays | PhD | London | CMC | In Vitro |

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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