Senior Production Scientist – Cell Therapies

Senior Production Scientist – Cell Therapies

Job Title: Senior Production Scientist – Cell Therapies
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: Competitive doe plus bonus & excellent benefits
Start Date: 2018-09-10
Reference: 15976 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 20, 2018 17:16

Job Description

James Hume is seeking 3 Senior Production Scientist to join a clinical stage cell therapy company who are continuing to expand as their therapies progress through clinical trials towards commercialisation.  They need to recruit scientists who can qualify methods and processes for use within clinical trials who have experience of working in GMP or similar environment.  This is an excellent opportunity where you will have the chance to use your science in an innovative environment with a fast-developing company where you can develop your career in the longer term.

The Company:
A pioneering and ambitious Biopharmaceutical company who develop next-generation, programmed T-cell therapies to treat haematological cancers and solid tumours. The organisation has existed for 4 years and is very well funded, with a clear strategy and expansion plan for the next 3 years and beyond. Scientifically, the company has extremely exciting technologies, using a broad suite of proprietary and modular T-cell programming to engineer precisely targeted, controlled and highly active T cells. Commercially, they have a pipeline of product candidates in development (for the treatment of haematological malignancies and solid tumours) and is increasing its GMP production capacity. Based in a state-of-the-art facility in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, you will join a team that is doing something genuinely meaningful.

The Opportunity:
The role of Senior Production Scientist is part of the Technical Operations team whose purpose is to produce high quality products for use in clinical trial programmes.   As a Senior member of the team you will be qualifying methods and processes to be used in manufacture to ensure their suitability for clinical trials.  This includes developing cell based assays for the testing for products so that they are suitable for release.  Supporting the manufacturing team through the provision of cell processing and the transfer of methods to the Manufacturing team.  

Due to positioning of the role you will have the responsibility for the writing of reports and regulatory documentation.  As well as the mentoring and training for more junior members of staff as part of their career development.  This opportunity offers longer term career progression because of the companies’ career development programmes and expansion as the scale and number of therapies to be manufactured increases.

Desired Skills and Competencies:
For this role you will need to have demonstrable experience within the life science / pharmaceutical / biotech sectors with experience of production in GMP or similar regulated environments.  You will need to have a higher level degree (Msc or PhD or Equivalent) with relevant experience, or if you do not have this level of qualification experience or production in a GMP regulated environment.  You will need to be familiar with cell based techniques such as cell processing and assays. 

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary – Competitive
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Pension – 5% matched contributions
  • Life Assurance – 4 times base salary
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Cover
  • Eyecare Vouchers