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  • Job reference: RMS0185845

Senior Research Scientists (MCC)

  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Location: Billingham, County Durham
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 12/10/2017
  • Duration: staff
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/11/17)

The Role:
The successful candidates will be laboratory-based and, working as part of the Mammalian Cell Culture R&D team, will be involved in Process Development activities (PD; from scale down mimics to pilot scale bioreactors). They will be contributing to establishing robust and reproducible upstream processes which can be transferred into our cGMP manufacturing assets.

They will also have a role to play in contributing to the implementation of new and innovative ways of working.

Technical Skills
* Experience of the operation and control of stirred tank, laboratory scale (1-10L) and pilot scale (200L) mammalian cell culture bioreactors
* Experience with high throughput cell line screening technologies, such as the ambr™ systems is desirable
* Experience of mammalian cell culture (ideally CHO), preferably in a biotech/pharmaceutical industry setting
* Ability to communicate the progress of projects, both verbally using presentations and with written reports, to both internal and external customers

The Company:
One of the world's leading private biotechnology companies, developing and manufacturing innovative biotechnology-based medicines for human healthcare products, with a focus on microbial-derived biologics .

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Education and experience
* A life science degree with at least 5 years relevant biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience within a mammalian cell culture role.
* Experience in developing and optimising processes for the production of therapeutic proteins using CHO cells

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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