Senior Scientist, Quality Operations (Ref:CBK1416)

Keele, UK | CBK1416

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Scientist within the QC Analytics group at Keele, Staffordshire, UK.

As a leading international clinical and commercial manufacturer of biologics and pharmaceuticals, Cobra Biologics offers a broad range of integrated and stand-alone development services, stretching from cell line development through to the commercial supply of investigational medicinal products. We take pride in manufacturing excellence and being a trusted provider, delivering what we promise and helping our customers to develop drugs for the benefit of patients.

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Scientist within the QC Analytics group at Keele, Staffordshire, UK. The successful candidate will be responsible for QC Analytics to support Virus Development and Manufacturing  Projects. 

The main duties will include:
Contribution to scientific development and evaluation of virus analytical methods; to include identification and implementation of new assays to meet the developing needs of the Business;
Accountability for the analytical support of programmes of work, from initial customer contact, through to method development, evaluation, qualification/validation and transfer.
To support the transfer of methods into QC Analytics from both internal and external customers, as required. 
Execution of method qualification / validation.
Interpretation of data and communication of results to both internal scientific peers and external customers;
Timely decision-making on the impact of generated data and relevance to analytical and process development, and impact on GMP production.
Expectation to flexibly manage a variety of programmes of work as the Business need dictates.
The ideal applicant will possess a Degree in Biochemistry, Virology, Biotechnology, or other appropriate science, and must have proven experience in Virus analysis; a higher degree qualification may be an advantage. Applicants should ideally have practical experience of working in an analytical laboratory in an industrial environment. 
The successful candidate will need to be a proactive team player, within the department and across the organisation, and be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
Applications should be sent in writing stating the appropriate reference number with full C.V. and current salary details to: Marie Cusworth, HR Administrator, Human Resources, Cobra Biologics email;
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