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Senior Bioprocess Scientist - Technical Services - BDS

  1. Dublin
  1. Contract
  1. Life Sciences
Date Posted22 Sep 2020

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Snr Bioprocess/ Technical Specialist- Bulk Drug Substance - DUBLIN - 18 months

State of the art Biologics facility based in Dublin have a long term contract requirement for an experienced Technical Specialist with strong cell-culture knowledge to provide scientific  and technical support through all phases of the product lifecycle -  including technology transfer, process scale-up, process validation, routine manufacturing,

Responsiblities include: 

  • Provide process information and analysis to facilitate process/facility fit, and qualification of a large scale Bulk drug substance facility through to NPI tech transfer startup, PPQ validation 
  • Provide deep technical knowledge and understanding in cell culture processes such as: vial thaw, seed expansion, seed reactors and large scale production bioreactors, including centrifugation and depth filtration steps, or downstream purification processes; large scale column chromatography steps, ultrafiltration/diafiltration steps, pH adjustment, depth/nanofiltration steps, and final fill. 
  • Undertake technical risk assessments to support raw material assessment for NPI
  • Provide SME knowledge and understanding in BDS manufacturing processes (upstream/downstream); cause and effect, scale up principles, QRM, and process validation strategies.
  • Develop strategy approaches for Technical Services in areas such as cell culture and downstream purification processes
  • Providing subject-matter expertise on mammalian cell culture/downstream purification, technology transfer and manufacturing processes.

  • 8 years+ experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing with expertise in Bulk Drug Substance manufacturing.  Previous experience in cell culture unit operations or downstream unit operations, process/facility fit, New Product Introduction Technology Transfer. 
  • In-depth technical and knowledge of cell culture processing, centrifugation, depth filtration. 
  • Strong understanding of technology transfer, bioreactor scale-up process or scaling principles for downstream unit operations.
  • Experience of Technology Transfer activities is advantageous.
  • Knowledge or experience of start-up or systems would be ideal.
  • Excellent communication skills, and able to effectively influence across all levels both internal and external 
  • Minimum undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, engineering or related discipline.
  • An advanced degree (MS, PhD) in Scientific (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy) or Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical) highly desirable!

18 month contract - call me for full details of this vacancy!
40 hour week










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             Niall Lavery

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