Senior Scientist - Manufacturing

Stevenage, England, Hertfordshire
£55000 - £60000 per annum
04 Jun 2021
29 Jun 2021
Lesley Rolle
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Hobson Prior has partnered with a clinical-stage immunotherapy organisation who are looking for a Senior Scientist to join them on a permanent basis. This role has an amazing opportunity to be part of a growing team with plenty of development opportunities.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will deliver technical expertise for the execution and troubleshooting manufacturing process.
  • To recognise need for and develop new operational systems when required to ensure robust manufacturing operation.
  • Ensure and promote conformity to the Quality Management System.
  • Lead appropriate risk management practices to build manufacturing process robustness
  • Identify, prepare, review and revise GMP documentation including BMRs, SOPs, change control, manufacturing protocols and reports.
  • You will manage and maintain a GMP manufacturing facility to meet FDA, EU and MHRA guidelines.
  • Provide team leadership, supervision and line management to scientists and manufacturing technologists working within the of the manufacturing team.
  • Deliver input to identify and define work packages in manufacturing projects, elements of tech transfer activities and procedure development. Oversee and support work package execution.
  • Lead planning and scheduling of team activities, supported by manufacturing scientists.
  • Deliver subject matter expertise and training to the manufacturing group within a specific equipment or key subject matter area.
  • Liaise with internal and external Facility Management functions for coordination of manufacturing activities and warehousing of raw materials.
  • Ensure reporting and completion of deviations management, route cause analysis, process risk management and CAPA.


  • Previous experience with and planning of manufacturing activities.
  • Leadership of EHS activities to create and promote high safety standards.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to correctly create and follow GMP documentation.
  • Previous experience with management of T cell therapy manufacturing activities and site- site tech transfer.
  • A strong understanding of T cell culture and immunology.
  • Previous experience in team leadership within a busy Grade C or similar cleanroom environment.
  • Experience in developing processes for T cell manufacture.
  • Understanding of and experience with GMP regulations, ATMP guidelines aseptic processes and cleanroom environments.
  • Educated at a PHD in biological sciences, engineering or related field and at least 5 years progressive experience in a cell therapy or related field in GMP manufacturing.
  • Have technical expertise in T cell manufacturing methods and equipment.
  • Excellent at problem solving abilities to identify and implement solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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