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Upstream Process Development Group Leader

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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31 Mar 2023

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We are currently looking for an Upstream Process Development Group Leader to join a Global Biopharmaceutical company based in Hertfordshire. As the Upstream Process Development Group Leader you will be responsible for leading a mid-sized team of Upstream Process R&D scientists focused on the development of early stage processes for development of their Biological products.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Upstream Development Scientist to take the next step in their career and support the career development of an experienced team focused on Process development using automation and next generation technologies.


Your duties as the Upstream Process Development Group Leader will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Manage a team of Upstream Process Development researchers, focusing on their career development and performance management. We are looking for a manager that focuses on the professional growth of their team.

2. Serve as the Upstream Process Development lead within wider matrix teams and on cross-functional projects. You will be the subject matter expert and create work packages for lead assets.

3. Lead the development of Upstream Processes, utilising enhanced datasets and cutting edge technologies to de-risk upstream platforms to enable the progression of lead Antibodies and Recombinant Proteins.

4. Work closely with Cell Line Development, Data Analytica and late-stage CMC teams to enhance performance at manufacturing scale.


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

1. Relevant degree in a Life Sciences discipline (Biology, Biotechnology, BioEngineering, Molecular Biology etc.) with hands on experience in Upstream Process Development within industry.

2. Proven industry experience in cell culture techniques and platforms including Bioreactors, Ambr systems, perfusion, media development etc.

3. Experience with Line Management is desirable but not required. However, evidence of previous people and team supervision will be highly beneficial to your application.

Key Words: Bioprocess Development | Upstream Process Development | Development of Upstream Processes | USP | Cell Culture Development | Bioreactor | Ambr15 | Ambr250 | Perfusion | Media Development | CMC | R&D | Mammalian Cell Culture | CHO | HEK293 | HEK | Bioprocess Engineer

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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