14 July 2022

Platform Development Scientist

Touchlight is looking for a Platform Development Scientist in its expanding Process development/CMC Team. This group plays a key part in the contract development/manufacturing arm of the organisation as well as being the bridge between the discovery and research teams.
Job description:

The successful candidate will report to the Lead Platform Development Scientist (DNA) and should have strong process development experience gained, preferentially, from a CDMO environment. In this exciting lab-based role, the applicant will be responsible for the characterisation, evaluation, and tech transfer of a range of novel DNA manufacturing projects into MSAT/GMP with the aim of developing platform processes that will be foundational in future products.

This is a highly collaborative role within the CMC function and across the Production and Research/Discovery teams. Opportunities will also be provided to support Protein Development, MSAT, Commercial Process Development and Product Development teams.

With career progression prospects as the organisation continues to grow, this is a great opportunity for someone who thrives in a multidisciplinary laboratory environment, is efficient in their conduction of experiments/data capture, and who can deliver to the highest standards under the direction of the scientific management team.

You have:

  • min. BSc level education (Biochemistry /Biotechnology/ Protein chemistry / Molecular Biology).
  • Industrial experience of CMC/Process Development ideally gained in a Biotech/CDMO environment.
  • Strong, in-depth knowledge of Process Development.
  • Familiarity with bioprocessing techniques, such as chromatography, tangential flow filtration and filtration and experience with specialised DNA characterisation techniques.
  • Ability to maintain neat, thorough, and accurate records of all experiments conducted.
  • Ability to analyse, collate and write technical reports from large datasets. DOE experience is a plus
  • Candidates must have strong attention to detail, be highly organised, reliable, and comfortable working in a fast paced, rapidly evolving environment.

We offer:

  • Fantastic opportunity to join Touchlight during its exciting growth!
  • An incredible culture, which celebrates creativity and attracts, nurtures, and rewards talented employees
  • A competitive C&B package

Apply using the below application form or directly to email address MarketingJobs@touchlight.com with your resume attached in the email.