As a leading international clinical and commercial manufacturer of biologics and pharmaceuticals, Cobra Biologics offers a broad range of integrated and stand-alone contract development and manufacturing services for clinical trials and the commercial market. 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 seeking to recruit a Scientist within the Innovation Department at Keele, Staffordshire. The successful candidates will be responsible for biologics upstream process development.

Main duties will include:
Execution of fermentations (shake flask and bioreactor) and microbial cell banking within our research and high quality facilities in support of commercial contracts and gene therapy viral vector development.
Compliant execution of HQ processes according to Manufacturing Plans and Production Records.
Support and maintain the status of the HQ production facility rooms.
Assist in the transfer/development of new processes, unit operations or techniques within the team and into GMP across all sites or to external clients.

You will be educated to BSc or equivalent in biochemistry, biotechnology, microbial technology, or biochemical engineering and/or be educated to HNC/HND level or equivalent in a science subject with previous practical laboratory experience in a relevant technical area in an academic or industrial environment.

You will demonstrate willingness to learn and the ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams. Flexibility in your approach to work and a willingness to work additional hours to accommodate processing is essential.

The enthusiasm to learn and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels within the organisation are also essential.

This role will be based at Keele, Staffordshire, however, a willingness to travel within the Group will be required.

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