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Bioprocess Upstream Development Scientist

Quality & Laboratory
Doireann O'Riordan
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Job Reference: JO-2305-66452_1685007501


Position Summary

You will provide frontline technical support, guidance and oversight to biopharmaceutical process research and development projects and activities within the organisation's upstream projects portfolio. Focusing on cell culture, fermentation, and other relevant techniques. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including process development, research, and engineering to drive the successful implementation of upstream processes.


·Function as a technical lead to execute, analysis and report on biopharmaceutical process research and development projects in the large molecule projects.

·Provide technical direction and technical oversight to research projects, under the guidance and support of the Senior Scientist/Team Lead.

· Provide R&D laboratory support across the Bioprocess Development department through collaboration with other scientists and engineers, both internally and externally

· Working within a research team to plan, organise and execute R&D biopharmaceutical research projects.

· Support the tech transfer, development and/or optimization of cell culture processes (adherent/microbial/mammalian) and upstream unit operations (scale-up train/production bioreactors/perfusion/depth filtration)

·Facilitate the development of biopharmaceutical scale-up strategies for large molecule processes for clients.

· Support the development and introduction of new techniques, methods and processes to improve business effectiveness, as required.

· Prepare/Support the preparation of technical presentations and report writing.

· Facilitate the discussion of issues, results and project progress with client companies and management.

· Support critical lab and equipment maintenance.

· Responsible for planning and execution of project.

· Act as a senior presence in the lab and a mentor to junior team members.


· Minimum of 3-4 + years industry experience in pharmaceutical process research and development (if PhD qualified); or Minimum of 5-6 + years industry experience (if master's qualified); or Minimum of 7+ years industry experience (if bachelor's qualified).

· Hands-on experience with laboratory scale bioreactors

· Ability to work in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment.

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