Senior Scientist — Downstream

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£33,000 - £45,000 per annum
Full-time - Permanent
Science and Engineering
15 Dec 2019 - 23:30
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CPI in a nutshell

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

As one of the Senior Scientist’s for the Downstream team, you will be responsible for providing technical expertise in Biochemistry, Biologics Purification, Biochemical Engineering and relevant analytical techniques, to contribute to the delivery of projects. You will be the primary technical contact for clients, using good communication and customer management skills to build strong working relationships.

You will be expected to design, lead and perform experiments to develop and optimise recovery and purification processes for the manufacture of novel biopharmaceutical products. You will be seen as the specialist in your field and will be offering your knowledge to evaluate and develop new processing technologies for use in the downstream processing of biopharmaceutical products. 

You will manage the scale up of downstream processes (up to pilot scale) to provide proof of successful process development/​optimisation.

The person we are seeking

We are looking for someone who is educated to:

  • HNC or Foundation Degree level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus relevant industrial experience at a senior level or
  • Degree level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus significant industrial experience or
  • Master Degree level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus relevant industrial experience or
  • PhD level (or equivalent) in a Scientific/​Engineering discipline plus some industrially relevant experience

It is essential you have a wide range of experience of performing techniques for the purification therapeutic biologics (for example centrifugation, filtration and chromatography) and protein analysis (for example HPLC/UPLC methods, SDS PAGE & ELISA technologies).

You must also have experience of leading technical development projects. You should also be able to demonstrate in-depth technical and theoretical knowledge in at least one area, being viewed as a specialist in this area by your peers.

You should be comfortable in using your own judgement and initiative within standard engineering/​scientific practices, as well as an understanding of when to seek advice from colleagues. 

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Additional information

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

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