Manufacturing Scientist – Biotech - Central London

Manufacturing Scientist – Biotech - Central London

Job Title: Manufacturing Scientist – Biotech - Central London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15637+JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 06, 2017 16:12

Job Description

  • Job Title: Manufacturing Scientist – Cell and Gene Therapies
  • Salary: Up to £38,000 dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits (bonus, pension (10% company contribution), private medical cover, life assurance plus others)
  • Location: Central London
  • ** 2 Positions Available**
  • Influential Role Developing Scalable Manufacturing Methods for Clinical Trial and Commercial Manufacture.

James Hume is currently recruiting for at least 2 Manufacturing Scientists to join a multi-disciplinary team that develops methods to be used for the manufacture of cell and gene therapies.  The company is leading the way in the development of cell & gene therapies by providing the multi - disciplinary expertise needed to bring these to the market.  Their R&D Laboratories are in Central London, where this role will be based, and its purpose is to support the development of cell therapies to develop scalable clinical manufacturing protocols to eventually become suitable for commercial use. 

The Company:
The company are a centre of excellence that is at the forefront of creating a viable and sustainable cell and gene therapy industry in the UK.  Their headquarters are in central London where they have built a market leading multidisciplinary team that has the ability to take a therapy from concept through the development cycle to the market.  They collaborate with both academia and industry and they are able to provide the scientific, clinical and commercial expertise needed to overcome the challenges that hinder the commercialisation of these fast developing, cutting edge technologies.  Their longer-term aim is to make the UK a global leader in the development and commercial exploitation of therapies.  They are making great strides towards this aim with therapies entering phase 2 clinical trials and building credible cases to be progressed to stage 3.  Added to this they are expanding their manufacturing and development operations to meet increased demand for their services from the academic and commercial sectors.

The Opportunity:
The Manufacturing Scientist role is a dynamic role in their R&D laboratories developing the manufacturing methods for advanced cell & gene therapies.  You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team working to provide solutions for aseptic processing, expansion harvest, filling, manual & automated cell culture processing and the use of bioreactors.  You will be working on a number of projects at a time with involvement in these from the beginning to set out the milestones and design the experimental programmes to be followed then overseeing these in the laboratories till completion.  Using your science to drive these forward, analysing the results generated form your work to determine the path forward and submit results. 

As this is a more senior role in their laboratories you will be engaging with clients on a regular basis by giving presentations and acting as a point of contact during projects.  As a company they aim to support the development of their employees’ meaning you will have the chance to cross train and gain promotion as the company continues to grow.

Desired Skills and Competencies:
For this opportunity you will need be educated to at least MSc level with the transferable skills for this role which are the culture of human and / or mammalian cell lines.  You will need to have experience of using bioreactors during your career to date.  Experience of the manufacture of biologics, cell or gene therapies or related novel medicines is advantageous to your application.