Senior Quality Control Scientist - GMP

Senior Quality Control Scientist - GMP

Job Title: Senior Quality Control Scientist - GMP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16141 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 14, 2019 15:26

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Quality Control Scientist to take on a Senior position within this fast-growing team for this cutting-edge biotech based in Stevenage.  The company have developed a technology that enables them to engineer T – Cells to be more targeted, active and effective at breaking down and destroying cancer cells.  They now have products at phase I and phase II clinical trials with others in the pipeline to join them and resulted in the expansion of their operations. They need to recruit several experienced QC Scientists who can mentor more junior scientists, support day to day testing as well as other activities such as investigations, audit preparation method development and validation depending on your own skill set.

The Company
A pioneering and ambitious Biopharmaceutical company who develop next-generation, programmed T-cell therapies to treat cancer. 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 Role
This role offers both growth in the short term as well as longer term career progression as the company continues to grow.  You will be responsible for overseeing the day to day testing of raw materials, in process, and batch release testing using techniques such as HPLC, ELISA and Flow Cytometry. 

As a Senior member of the team you will be mentoring more junior scientists to ensure they are working to GMP in the aseptic environment, meeting deadlines, and part of the training & development.  As well as supporting the design and execution of stability programmes, support the development and validation of assays, assist in tech transfer and be a part of any investigations.

As they continue to grow there will be opportunities to move to more senior management positions, more technical areas or to other areas within their quality operations.

In addition to a competitive salary (negotiable depending on experience), the company offers a very good benefits package including: 
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Life assurance (4 times basic salary)
  • Group Income Protection 
  • Private Medical Insurance (paid for by the company for yourself only)
  • Eye care vouchers
For the role of Senior Quality Control Scientist, you will need to have demonstrable experience of working within an aseptic or sterile GMP regulated environment.  With experience of using flow cytometry, or ELISA, or HPLC, preferably with cell culture experience.  You will also need to have experience of supporting investigations into OOS or deviations or CAPA’s for example.  With experience of mentoring others as well.  If you have experience of method development or validations this is advantageous but not essential.

Full details will be provided on application. Apply now!