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Senior Manufacturing Scientist – GMP

Senior Manufacturing Scientist – GMP

Job Title: Senior Manufacturing Scientist – GMP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Industry:
Salary: Competitive D.o.E. plus bonus & excellent benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16105 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email: james.hume@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: January 08, 2019 12:15

Job Description

Senior Manufacturing Scientists required to join an expanding Biotech who are manufacturing their T – Cell therapies for use in Phase I and Phase II trials and are based in Stevenage.  These opportunities are within their Technical Operations Group based in Stevenage who are responsible for the development of CAR – T manufacturing processes, their manufacture and release for clinical trials.  They need to recruit scientists who can qualify & run manufacturing methods and cell based processes for use in GMP clinical trial manufacture. 

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 Manufacturing Scientist is part of the Technical Operations team whose purpose is to develop, manufacture and release products for use within clinical trials.  As a senior member of the team you will be qualifying the cell based methods and processes to be used in the manufacture of therapies.  You will be running some processes yourself and mentoring more junior members in their day to day work, acting as a mentor to help their own career development.  Additionally, you will have other responsibilities such as the development of assays for the characterisation of your work and support in the technology transfer into the group. 

Alongside the day to day responsibilities you will be given additional training to further support the development of your career.  This is due to their strong career development programme which you will be a part of as soon as you join.  Providing training in areas to broaden your experience to help your career develop in the direction you would like it to take. 

Desired Skills and Competencies:
For this role you will need to have demonstrable experience within the life science / pharmaceutical / biotech sectors with experience of manufacture in GMP or similar regulated environments.  You will need to be educated to at least BSc level in a relevant life science, a higher level qualification is advantageous but not necessary.  With experience of the development of assays using cell based techniques, tech transfer which is advantageous but not necessary, and development of methods is also advantageous.

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