Process Validation Scientist

Industry Sector Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Other
Location UK, East Anglia
Salary 26,000 - 30,000


Process Validation Scientist

Location: Cambridge

Contract: Full-Time and Permanent (Monday - Friday)

Sector: Biotechnology

Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience and interview performance)


Our client is an innovative biotechnology company based outside of the centre of Cambridge. They run their own gene therapy portfolio and have built a GMP platform to synthesise gene constructs which provides exciting possibilities for ensuring cheaper, faster and more accurate DNA / gene constructs than traditional plasmid-based methods. In a key phase of their growth, our client is looking to onboard a Scientist join their team which focuses on process validation, supporting tech transfer, MSAT and manufacturing processes for DNA synthesis.


The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for an individual who holds a BSc in a Biological discipline who has experience working in a controlled environment (GMP, GLP, GCP, ISO17025, ISO9001 etc). If you are looking for the next step in their career then this opportunity could be for you. The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Performing process validation operations around a range of areas: DNA synthesis, DSP / downstream purification, molecular biology, consumable management, experimental documentation handling.
  • Work in collaboration with R&D and manufacturing teams to ensure the smooth transition of products to manufacturing.
  • Analysis of experimental data and updating of the QMS documentation where necessary.
  • Working independently on validation projects, completing them to a high standard.
  • Troubleshooting of laboratory processes and contributing to continuous improvement initiatives.


Skills and Experience Needed

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • BSc/MSc or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related life science field (essential)
  • Experience working in a quality driven environment (GMP, GLP, GCP, ISO9001 / ISO17025) (essential)
  • Previous laboratory experience, using techniques such as western blotting, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, qPCR, chromatography, electrophoresis (essential)
  • Prior experimental validation experience or design of experiments (DoE) (desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills (essential)
  • Great attention to detail (essential)
  • Organisational and planning skills (essential)


The Package

Our client is offering this opportunity on a full-time, permanent basis. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package is offered.

To Apply

If you would like to learn more about the vacancy, or to apply, please contact Charlie Cox on or 07903 204577

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