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Senior Upstream Scientist

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Job description

We are currently looking for a Senior Upstream Scientist to join a leading biopharmaceutical company based in the Berkshire area.


Your duties as the Senior Upstream Scientist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will develop microbial upstream processes for plasmid DNA production as an input into gene therapy products

2. As the Senior Upstream Scientist, you will be responsible for identifying scale-up challenges and developing robust upstream processes for tech transfer to manufacturing scale, as well as developing and optimising efficient microbial fermentation, lysis and primary recovery steps

3. You will work with equipment of varying levels, including shake flasks, ambr250, 5L and 200L scales

4. It will be your responsibility to evaluate equipment improvements for automation and process operations and sampling

Job requirements


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Senior Upstream Scientist, we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Essentially, you will have a relevant degree in a biochemistry related subject (e.g. biochemical engineering, biotechnology, cellular biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, etc) and a PhD is highly desirable

2. Proven industry experience in an upstream process development setting, working with bioreactors and fermenters is necessary

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with primary recovery operations for the development of plasmid DNA or biologics products is required

Job location



  • UNICORN Talent
  • Jobs in South East
  • Category: Science Jobs
  • Career level: ---
  • Salary: Experience dependent
  • Job type: Permanent