Principal Scientist Needed in the United Kingdom

Serial No: 124625
Location: United Kingdom - View on map

We are currently looking for a Principal Scientist with expertise in cell line construction to join a leading Biopharmaceutical company based in the United Kingdom.

Salary & Benefits

  • £60,000+ p/a
  • Benefits package offered


The Role

  • Provide leadership to Process Development in the development of cell lines for the manufacture of therapeutic proteins
  • To ensure the department achieves its goal of being recognised internationally as a centre of scientific excellence.
  • To provide strong scientific and technical leadership in the identification, evaluation, and championing of new technologies for cell line development whilst maintaining and improving established technologies.
  • To be a Subject Matter Expert in the culture of cell lines, cell line selection and development
  • To design and lead multi-disciplinary project teams to achieve customers’ or our client’s objectives
  • To regularly communicate progress of projects by means of both verbal presentations and written reports to both internal groups and to customers.
  • To recognise emerging issues and to initiate escalation and formation and management of multidisciplinary teams to resolve the problems.
  • To recognise emerging trends that impact our client’s ability to deliver its customers’ projects or win new business in both short and long terms.
  • To ensure high standard of science and quality of work maintained for customer and technology development projects
  • To develop and mentor more junior scientists within Process Development.
  • To contribute to the efficient running of the department



  • BSc in a Life Sciences discipline (i.e Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology etc)
  • Substantial post-graduate experience working in the biotech / pharma industry.
  • A demonstratable and substantial track record in process development with a strong focus on cell line development in a biopharmaceutical / biotech company.
  • Experience in working in a fast-changing working environment related to commercial process development.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on commitments will be required. Strong evidence of the ability to work in and lead cross-functional matrix teams.


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