Microbial Fermentation Scientist

Proclinical Staffing
Slough, England, Berkshire
Closing date
17 Sep 2020

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R & D , Scientific
Full Time
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A global pharmaceutical company is expanding and needs a Microbial Fermentation Scientist to join their office in Slough. This role is engaged in a range of development processes and tech transfer to various facilities.

Job Responsibilities

    Performing microbial process development experiments for the improvement of existing processes at lab and pilot scale Identifying scale-up challenges and developing robust processes for tech transfer to manufacturing scale. Trending and analysing laboratory data and present results to line manager, USP team and at internal meetings. Providing traceable records of lab work, experimental design and report writing. Representing the Upstream Process Sciences group in cross-functional project teams. Aiding with reviewing, writing and updating internal procedures and documents. Contributing to the maintenance and housekeeping of a safe laboratory working environment, including contribution to writing and reviewing HSE risk assessments related to USP activities. Providing technical expertise in upstream processing for internal customers (e.g. New Meds, DSP, Analytical Sciences Biologicals, QA, RA, Bio CMO Management).

Skills and Requirements

    Demonstrated expertise in the operation of lab and pilot scale microbial processes, including the use of various bioreactor systems and relevant operating control software. Ability to design and perform process development experiments as well as excellent data interpretation, drawing of conclusions and proposals for further work. Ability to author comprehensive and accurate SOPs and protocols/reports. Experience with high throughput technologies, automation, miniaturisation, statistics and/or programming is preferred. Having a sound understanding of E.coli physiology is preferred.

To Apply

Please click on the Apply button. Please include a short note outlining why you are interested in the role and why you think you are suitable.

In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Jenni Woolley on 02039670935 or upload your CV on our website - www.proclinical.com/send-cv

A full job description is available on request.


At ProClinical we have one aim: to support life science companies in the many challenges they face while combatting unmet medical need worldwide.

Ageing populations, rare diseases, epidemics and the millions of patients without access to medication are just a few of the pressing issues that life science companies contend with. The industry is under increasing pressure to develop new and innovative ways to save and improve patients’ lives. 

ProClinical’s mission is to support their work by connecting life science companies with the highly skilled professionals they need to continue innovating. 

Internal recruitment and HR teams often struggle to continuously source skilled, experienced professionals to fill highly-specialised and niche roles. ProClinical combines a deep understanding of the industry with extensive candidate networks to provide both a technical and cultural fit for our life science partners.


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