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  • Job reference: RMS0172533

Senior Research Scientist

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Billingham
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/10/2016
  • Duration: 12 months
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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 .

The Role:
A research scientist / senior research scientist position is available within the Upstream Development department within the Mammalian Cell Culture (MCC) team . A highly motivated individual is sought to join a group of scientists working to develop recombinant protein processes suitable for the manufacture of biotherapeutics.

The successful candidate will be laboratory-based and, working as part of a team, will be involved in cell line development (CLD; from transfection, cloning and selection of cell lines to evaluation of clonal cell lines in scale-down mimics of the production process) and / or process development (PD; from scale down mimics to pilot scale bioreactors), dependent on experience. They will also have a role to play in contributing to the implementation of new and innovative ways of working.

Technical Skills Requirements

* Knowledge of mammalian cell line expression platforms and / or cell culture process development strategies
* Practical experience in aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture (ideally CHO based) methods
* Experience of transfection / cloning techniques and / or operation and control of stirred tank, laboratory scale (1-10L) mammalian cell culture bioreactors a plus
* Ability to communicate the progress of projects, both verbally using presentations and with written reports, to both internal and external customers
Other Competencies
* Ensure a high standard of science and quality of work are maintained
* Contribute to the efficient running of the Mammalian Cell Culture function
* Interface with all Upstream Process Development streams within the UK and with MCC Upstream Process Development stream in the USA

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A life science degree (BSc / MSc) with relevant biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience within a mammalian cell culture role

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