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Bioprocess Upstream Development Scientist

Quality & Laboratory
Claire McGuckin
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Job Reference: 1AG_1654766363



  • Operate to GLP standards (adherence to clients Safety and Quality Systems) within an R&D laboratory
  • 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.


  • Minimum of 1-2+ years industry experience in biopharmaceutical upstream process research and development (if PhD qualified); minimum of 3-4 years industry experience (if masters qualified); minimum of 4+ years industry experience (if Bachelors degree qualified); minimum of 5+ years of experience in a biological lab within academic institutions (if experienced in relevant upstream techniques such as bioreactor processes).
  • Hands-on experience with laboratory and/or pilot scale bioreactors
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to write and follow an experimental protocol.
  • Demonstrated experience in cell culture techniques for adherent cultures and/or suspension culture systems.
  • Self-motivated with a "can-do" attitude.
  • Good technical writing skills and previous technical presentation experience.
  • Ability to disseminate information to the research team and directors.

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