Downstream Scientist - Darlington

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00045320
  • Consultant: Jade Stirk
  • Contact: 0191 3848905
  • Date Published: 18.04.2019
  • Closed Date: 14.05.2019
  • Sector: Pharmaceutical, Other, Life Sciences, Diagnostics
  • Location: North East
  • Discipline: Research And Development, Biotechnology, Biochemistry

Jade Stirk is recruiting for a two Downstream Scientists to contribute to the delivery of various Healthcare projects, on behalf of an innovative Biologics development organisation. The company works on a diverse range of technical projects, and offers excellent opportunities for personal development.

The client are seeking to recruit two Scientists: (one would be permanent and the other is a 12 month Fixed term contract).

The Role:

  • To work within the downstream department and will manage and deliver experimentation around the purification of therapeutic biologics focussed on the design, development and scale-down/scale-up of downstream processes.

  • The scientists will work using their own initiative and with some technical supervision from their manager and senior colleagues, assisting with development and improvement activities.

Responsibilities include to:

  • Design and perform experiments to develop and optimise recovery and purification processes for the manufacture of novel biopharmaceutical products.

  • Assist or manage the scale up of downstream processes (up to pilot scale) to provide proof of successful process development/optimisation.

Benefits: My client offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Candidates should be educated to at least Ph.D./M.Sc level in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bio/Chemical Engineering and have significant industrial experience.


  • Strong understanding of principles and practices in separation processes, gained in academic or industrial environments.
  • Experience of process developments and data analysis.


  • Wide experience of performing therapeutic biologics (e.g. centrifugation, filtration and chromatography, protein analysis (HPLC methods, SDS-PAGE and ELISA).

  • Understanding of GMP.

  • Experience of leading technical development projects including training and supervising others.

For more information, or to apply for the position, please contact Jade Stirk on 0191 3848905 or Alternatively please click the link below to apply online now. Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference 45320 in all correspondence.

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