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Senior Scientist - Process Development

Company: Hobson Prior
Location: Oxfordshire
Reference: SenSci
Closing Date: 27 Dec 18
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: £47,000

Job Summary:

Hobson Prior is currently seeking an innovate individual for a Senior Scientist – Process Development position based in Oxfordshire. The job is working within a leading gene therapy company providing technical leadership from the bench in upstream and downstream development of drug product candidates. As well as being a really exciting opportunity, the role comes with a multitude of benefits, including private healthcare, income protection, and a discretionary bonus.  


Senior Scientist – Process Development - Oxfordshire

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the optimisation of manufacturing processes for drug product candidates through designing and carrying out various experiments
  • Act as the champion for all new manufacturing technologies and processes
  • Emphasise productivity and robustness while defining the second-generation viral vector manufacturing processes
  • Carry out the technical transfer of processes to relevant CMOs
  • Construct development reports for submissions to partners – internal and external – and regulatory agencies, whilst ensuring a compliant data integrity environment
  • Train staff as applicable to enhance their technical skills
  • Author and review process development SOPs

Key Skills

  • Willingness to communicate with colleagues on ideas and experimental designs
  • Ability to monitor progress and recognise delays or risks to the decided timelines
  • Be comfortable with reporting on progress regularly across programme teams
  • Readily adaptable according to changing priorities
  • Capable of working independently in a laboratory


  • MD or PhD in a relevant biological/engineering subject
  • Experience in protein and/or virus production from mammalian cell systems
  • Good computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience in cGMP process development would be advantageous

Apply now:

If you are interested in learning more or applying to this exciting opportunity, please complete the form below and attach a copy of your CV. Alternatively, for further details or to talk directly to a life sciences recruitment specialist, please request a call back at the top of this page.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Hobson Prior International Ltd
Wellington Gate
7-9 Church Rd.
Tunbridge Wells
Tel:  01892 612 612
Fax:  01892 612 613
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