Biopharmaceutical Product Leader Job – North England

Our client is a global pharmaceutical manufacturing company based in the North East of England. They are seeking a Biopharmaceutical Product Leader to play a key role in the newly created Biopharmaceutical Centre of Excellence supporting secondary manufacturing.

As Biopharmaceutical Product Leader, you will provide a single point of contact for R&D, support all manufacturing sites with particularly difficult problems, mentor site based technical staff, and lead cross-functional teams to drive technical innovation for second generation processes.

Responsibilities will include:

The main roles and responsibilities of this Biopharmaceutical Product Leader position are as follows:

  • Creation of a depth of biopharmaceutical technical capability and expertise
  • Development and maintenance of a strong technical understanding of secondary processing technologies
  • Provision of expert advice and input to biopharmaceutical product development and characterisation activities related to secondary processing
  • Resolution of emerging manufacturing and development issues and support for ongoing product evolution


Person specification:

The ideal candidate for this Biopharmaceutical Product leader role will have a background in biopharmaceutical secondary manufacturing and experience and an awareness of sterile liquid fill-finish and lyophilisation (vials and syringes). In addition, experience in managing concurrent projects and familiarity with operational excellence tools is also essential.

The successful candidate must be qualified to MSc / PhD level in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or equivalent industrial experience and knowledge.  Pharmaceutical industry experience in biopharmaceutical drug product process development or technical support of secondary manufacturing of licensed biopharmaceuticals is desired but not essential.

How to apply

For more information or to apply for this Biopharmaceutical Product Leader position, please contact Carrie Ann Bell at CK Science on 0191 384 8905 or email Please quote reference DH22117 in all correspondence.

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