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— Principal Scientist - USP

Principal Scientist - USP

Location: Billingham, Co Durham

Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time

Closing Date: Aug 19th, 2021

Ref: 1134356

Wolviston Management Services Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a USP Principal Scientist to join a leading Pharmaceutical Manufacturing client in Billingham.   

The successful applicant will be offered an attractive salary and benefits package and continuous personal development within a leading organisation.   

Responsible for managing a small team of junior scientists to ensure the successful delivery of the upstream portion of customer programs.  This is a highly technical role and will encompass involvement in GMP operations up to 200L scale.   

Essential Requirements:
  • Line management experience
  • Practical and theoretical expertise in mammalian cell culture - suspension
  • Expertise of how to scale up cell culture processes
  • Proficiency in running stirred tank bioreactors
  • Good presentation and organisational skills
  • Some industrial experience
  • Able to develop a cell culture process, so it is scalable and repeatable
  • Ability to plan and deliver projects to agreed timelines
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and scientific concepts
  • Experience of working with gene therapy vectors; AAV, Adenovirus and/or Lentivirus
  • Adherent cell culture experience
  • Experience of performing transfections/infections of mammalian cell cultures
  • Experience of working with HEK293, SF9, HEK293-T
  • Prior CDMO experience
  • Proficiency in the use of the Cytiva XDR platform
  • Understanding of cGMP
  • Experience of chemical cell lysis and enzymatic DNA removal.
If you feel you have the relevant experience and are looking for a new challenge, please apply.

Want to know more about this role?
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01642 548 970


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