Senior Scientist Product Characterization

Posted 24 Jun 2020

Stirling, Stirling - United Kingdom

Req Id 207599


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Your role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Scientist working within the Product Characterization group.  This position will be directly involved in the characterization and custom testing in the expanding market of biological therapies.  We are looking for a highly experienced and dynamic scientist to take the lead in surface plasmon resonance (SPR) based assays.  This role will be within a fast paced, GMP testing environment, so previous regulatory experience would be an advantage.  The post holder will be required to work collaboratively with clients and internal colleagues to help design custom studies for the purpose of characterization and quality assessment of biological therapeutics.  There will be a requirement to develop, validate, transfer and execute methods using SPR and other binging assays.  As an expert in this field, the post holder will be expected to maintain in depth understanding of the technology and must demonstrate an expert level of knowledge and data interpretation.  Working within a multi-disciplinary team, the applicant will also be responsible for training and mentoring others in the use and applications of SPR and other binding assays for biopharmaceutical testing.


Who you are:

  • Masters or higher degree in relevant scientific discipline
  • Analytical chemistry background is essential
  • Relevant laboratory based experience.
  • Proven experience of assay development, optimisation, validation and performance of SPR and other binding analysis assays
  • Expert level of data analysis and interpretation
  • Able to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to deliver projects on time to clients
  • Experience working in a highly regulated GMP environment is preferred.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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