Analytical Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Sciences


  • South East
  • £28,000-£33,000
  • Life Science

About this job

Excellent opportunity to join the Upstream Process Sciences group for the support of a range of exciting process development activities across fermentation and primary recovery!

Working as part of the Microbial Process Sciences team, you will help with various projects involving process optimisation, troubleshooting, evaluation of cellular responses, assessment of effects on product quality, scalability and tech transfer to GMP facilities.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Performing microbial process development experiments at lab and pilot scale (250mL – 200L)
  • Identifying scale-up challenges and developing robust processes for tech transfer to manufacturing scale
  • Providing records of lab work, experimental design and report writing
  • Aiding with reviewing, writing and updating internal procedures and documents
  • Maintenance of a safe working environment; writing and reviewing HSE risk assessments related to USP activities


  • Degree in biology, biotechnology, biochemical engineering or relate disciplines
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment, ideally with E.coli
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Enthusiasm to learn new techniques and work as a team
  • Experience in lab and pilot scale microbial processes including the use of bioreactor systems and relevant operating control software, and an understanding of E.coli physiology would be desirable

Please note, this is a 12 month initial contract position.

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