Senior Analytical Scientist

Senior Analytical Scientist

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    £35,000 - £39,000 (negotiable)

  • Contact:

    Darren Loyden

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    +44 (0)151 666 8956

  • Job ref:

    DL 1092001

  • Published:

    8 months ago

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I'm recruiting for a leading Bio Pharmaceutical organisation in the North West for a Senior Analytical Scientist to join the team on a permanent basis. The Senior Analytical Scientist will lead on the transfer and validation of methods into the applications team as well as carrying out routine testing on finished gene and cell therapy products using techniques such as chromatography (size-exclusion), plate based assay and electrophoresis.

Applicants should have a background in Bio Pharmaceutical, Biologics or Gene therapy to be considered for the role. 

Senior Analytical Scientist duties will include;

-       Performing assay development, routine and cGMP testing for new product development programmes.

-       Responsible for performing analytics to support product development and cGMP production activities through all stages of bioprocessing.

-       Supporting/leading optimisation/qualification and/or technical transfer of validated methods and the validation of developed assays for cGMP testing by acting as a technical lead.

-       Supporting the management of stability studies.

-       Compiling analytical data and writing technical reports as part of the ongoing product development activity to support Regulatory Filings.

-       Provide technical expertise to assist in trouble shooting issues during technical transfer or routine production.

-       Prepare resource plans showing requirements to deliver programme of work and negotiate availability with stakeholders. Effectively communicate updates to stakeholders in a timely manner.

-       Prepare daily activity plans to deliver projects and communicate to other senior scientists and scientists working on the project as well as other contributing departments, such as Process Sciences, Engineering and QA.

-       Organise project activities and routine analytics within the laboratory ensuring issues are flagged, solutions proposed and decisions made and acted upon.

-       Accountability for the delivery of continuous improvement projects within the group to drive the introduction of new efficiencies or implement technologies that demonstrate positive impact upon compliance and the business.

-       Manage lab areas, including supervision of scientists, resolve day to day equipment or technical issues and escalate issues when necessary to Snr Managers.

Applicants should have;

-       Experienced in the analysis of biomolecules and beneficial to have experience in gene therapy products.

-       Experience with biologics assay development/ optimisation and assay qualification.

-       Working knowledge of analytical techniques including but not limited to:

Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, IEF)

Chromatography (SE-UPLC, RP-HPLC, AEX, HILIC).

Immunoassays (ELISA, Potency, HCP).

To apply, please forward your CV for immediate consideration.

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