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Production Scientist - Cell Therapies

Production Scientist - Cell Therapies

Job Title: Production Scientist - Cell Therapies
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Industry:
Salary: Competitive DOE plus excellent benefits
Start Date: 2018-09-10
Reference: 15977JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email: james.hume@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: October 05, 2018 17:30

Job Description

James Hume is recruiting for a Production Scientist to join a clinical stage cell therapy Biopharmaceutical company who are continuing to expand as their therapies progress through clinical trials towards commercialisation.  They need to recruit a scientist who can manufacture cell based therapies for use in clinical trials.  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 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 Production Scientist, you will be responsible for the manufacture of cell based for use in trials in compliance with GMP.  You will be manufacturing a range of unique T – Cell therapies using a range of cell based techniques, in automated / semi-automated laboratories. 

In addition to the manufacture of therapies you will have responsibility for other functions such as batch record documentation, training of other staff, certify accuracy, design and implement training programmes, as well as design and implement internal training programmes.  This is a role where you will have the chance to use your science as well as gain the skills to develop your career further in this fast-developing company.

Desired Skills and Competencies:
For this role you will need to have demonstrable experience in a relevant biotech / cell therapy / biopharmaceutical environment in compliance to GMP or similar regulated environments.  You will need to have a higher-level degree (Msc or PhD or Equivalent), or the equivalent experience gained in a commercial environment.  You will need to be familiar with biopharmaceutical and cell based techniques such as cell processing and cell based 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.