Reference Number: JO-2007-452625
Process Development Scientist
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Contract
Location: Liverpool

Process Development Scientist – Biopharma
Pay 14-26/hour Dependent on Experience
12 month contract

A leading animal health business in the Liverpool area are looking for an experience Process Development Scientist to join their business. This individual will be working on process development and commercialisation of new animal health products, within the R&D Biopharma technical development team. The role is predominantly lab and pilot plant based and will span upstream and downstream areas, depending on business requirements.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:
Provide technical expertise for delivery of upstream or downstream process development projects based in the development laboratories and pilot plant areas.
Plan, execute and evaluate laboratory studies through hands on experimentation. Demonstrate GLP during execution and documentation of experiments.
Use statistical knowledge to design and analyse experimental work. Make sound technical judgements through data interpretation, knowledge and experience for project direction and delivery.
Provide regular communications for project progress to senior technical staff and key stakeholders globally. Deliver high quality peer reviewed technical reports. Work collaboratively with other team members.
Responsible for ensuring and driving compliance in all safety and quality aspects for process development activities.
Actively work to ensure appropriate analytical methods are in place and support testing as required.
Drive continuous improvement activities through innovation and shared technical knowledge across the network.
Develop links and collaborations with external organisations to aid process development according to project and business requirements.

Degree or higher degree within biotechnology/biologics or related discipline. Good knowledge and understanding of protein chemistry and critical quality attributes.
Knowledge and expertise in microbiology, fermentation and/or downstream processing. Experience in large scale mammalian cultures would be an advantage.
Analytical skills/experience to support process optimisation work and to make critical judgements on development data.
Ability to work collaboratively and across sites with other team members.
Ability to use sound statistical methodology at all phases of development.
Deep scientific curiosity. Ability to independently and proactively resolve issues for early to late phase development.
Strong learning agility. Demonstrated ability to expand into new areas in response to business needs.
Ability to communicate effectively and build strong working relationships at all levels in the organisation.
Ability to operate in a cGMP environment and produce technical documentation to high standards.

Good understanding of QbD concepts. Demonstrated capability for developing statistical DOEs designs and competent evaluation using JMP software.
Analytical process development experience. Particularly in the use of ELISAs, RT- PCR or other biological assays.
Extensive experience of using aseptic technique.

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