Sr. Scientist, Process Development

Job Requisition ID:  31805
Department:  R&D
Category:  R&D

UK Field

Date:  14 Nov 2023

Come and Save Lives with Us!

The Company is a growing international specialty pharmaceutical group that is a dedicated ally to healthcare providers treating patients with critical conditions, focusing on emergency care and rare diseases.  We have over 400 employees in 10 countries.
Our portfolio 80+ rescue medicines make a real difference in the lives of patients and their caregivers and that gives every one of our employees a sense of purpose.

Our Purpose is supported by our 4 key values:

  • We make patients our priority    
  • We act with integrity and accountability 
  • We work together as one team  
  • We look for better ways forward



Broad Function

To supervise project work and responsible for general duties and upkeep of the laboratory, supporting commercial and lifecycle management activities.


Principle Responsibilities

Perform process development laboratory work to support manufacturing and CMC activities of new and established biological products. 
Experience with AKTA unicorn software, tangential flow filtration, viral filtration, etc desirable
Experience of purification of antibodies desirable. 
Experience of working within a laboratory or cleanroom environment.
Help to develop novel methodologies to support new and existing manufacturing processes. Apply mathematical and statistical modeling (knowledge of DoE) to validate scaled-down process models and define process limits. Potential to transfer new small-scale methodologies and techniques to production scale
Support the supervision and training of scientists within process development.
Represent the CMC team at project team meetings 
Responsible for the housekeeping of the laboratory and instrumentation to ensure the timely and accurate generation of data.
Ensure all activities follow standard operating procedures and/or protocols and, where appropriate, are performed in compliance with GxP.
Independently design, plan and execute own laboratory studies.
Carry out other reasonable tasks as required by the Line Manager.

The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list and you may be required to undertake any other reasonable duties compatible with your experience and competencies. This description may be varied from time to time to reflect changing business requirements.


Principal Relationships

  • Responsible for: Scientist / Associate Scientists as required.
  • Internal: Liaise with internal personnel at all levels of the business as required.
  • External: Liaise with external 3rd parties as required


Education and Experience

  • Educated to degree level in an appropriate scientific discipline.
  • Experience in a biopharmaceutical or closely related industry and strong knowledge of regulatory requirements.
  • Computer literate.


Skills and Attributes

  • Competent and organised with ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Strong ability to undertake continuous learning of scientific techniques and industry expectations.
  • Ability to work closely with others, encourage good team spirit, and demonstrate initiative as required.
  • A flexible and willing attitude with the desire to continually improve and develop both self and junior colleagues.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to deliver and follow instructions and guidance.
  • Methodical, organised with an aptitude for detail.
  • Able to take responsibility and give direction as required.



Serb Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation & benefit packages, challenging opportunities and a culture of working together in a supportive way built on our strong foundation of values.