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Molecular Biology Scientist

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Job Introduction


Molecular Biology Scientist
12 Month Fixed Term Contract
We are looking for:
A Molecular Biology Scientist, to be part of a dynamic and collaborative team that supports the development and manufacturing of innovative biopharmaceuticals. You will apply your expertise in molecular biology techniques such as qPCR, ddPCR, sequencing, and residual DNA analysis to perform analytics that ensure the quality and safety of our products. You will also work closely with other scientists to transfer and optimize analytical methods for non-GMP and cGMP testing.

At Pharmaron, we offer:
  • Vibrant and dynamic employment – we are a highly specialised, growth company operating in a critical sector of the economy – our future is strong and exciting 
  • Opportunities to develop your skills and yourself – our rapid growth brings greater opportunities for you to learn and grow faster!
  • A great team where we all support each other – enjoy your work – after all you spend about a third of your time here!
  • BSc science graduate (or equivalent) with biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical experience
  • Working knowledge of analytical techniques including Molecular Biology (qPCR, ddPCR, sequencing, residual DNA)
  • Proven industrial experience within the biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical industry (gene therapy most ideal). Working in analytical development, performing method development, equipment qualification, phase appropriate validation and testing
Key roles and responsibilities:
  • Sets exemplary standards within the laboratory and facility in compliance with Development, Quality and EHS Policies and Procedures.
  • Supports Project leads on delivery of internal and Client-based work packages through the planning, design, delivery and reporting of activities within the analytical laboratories to meet project timelines in line with policies and procedures. Ensure maintenance of stock reagents and consumables and laboratory housekeeping for all work performed.
  • Prepares and executes a range of documentation including but not limited to development reports, operating procedures, phase appropriate validation, analytical proformas and test records in a timely manner with a right first-time mind set.
  • Drives 5S and operational excellence initiatives as a means for continuous improvement to ensure that department is a high performing team.
  • Leads on the delivery of new capital equipment items and train others in procedures, techniques, equipment, and technologies to increase Biologics Development analytical capabilities.
  • Analyses any investigation data to a high standard and ensure that protocols and procedures are delivered with a high attention to detail.
  • Completes all laboratory or batch related documentation in a timely and compliant manner, participating in reviews of the documentation to obtain quality sign off when necessary.
  • Subject matter expert in areas relating to analytical development, including but not limited to core technologies, characterisation and cell and analytical molecular biology and additionally GMP analysis. 
  • Provides periodic cover outside of normal working hours for essential operations when required by the business. 
  • Performs all activities in accordance with regulatory, quality and EHS requirements.
  • Expands expertise in areas relating to analytical development, core technologies, characterisation, cell and analytical molecular biology or GMP analysis.  
  • Respects the confidentiality of information obtained in the course of duties performed and refrain from disclosing such information without written consent from Management, except where disclosure is required by law or by the order of a Court.
Our Company: “We are a dynamic, fast-growing company, with an enviable reputation for leading edge science, offering contract research services to some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, solving some of the most difficult scientific challenges”. 
We believe in our ability to relentlessly push forward the boundaries of scientific excellence, delivering solutions for our clients, always operating ethically and with integrity. We take pride in our professionalism and commitment to always deliver our very best work. 

We are based in the vibrant city of Liverpool with a world class R&D and manufacturing facility that offers a complete end to end development service. Our 80,000 sq. ft facility houses an established Biologics Department that consists of Analytical and Process Sciences. Our Liverpool site has a remarkable 20 Year Track Record in Biologics Development, which now offer A Fully Integrated

Gene Therapy Drug Substance Solution in our state of the art cGMP facility purpose designed for viral vectors with onsite plasmid DNA and renowned analytical capabilities for release and characterisation
The Pharmaron Liverpool Team has consistently delivered biologics programs across all development phases and due to constant growth, we are now recruiting a Scientist, Analytical Sciences.
  • We offer a competitive salary and a progressive and comprehensive suite of employee benefits
  • We offer state of the art working environment in our modern Liverpool site
  • We offer the opportunity for growth and development and will support funding for relevant training and development programmes
We do more than manufacture batches, we develop medicines!
Why Should You Apply?
  • This is an opportunity for you as an Analytical Sciences professional to make a real impact in a highly scientific and regulated environment, demonstrate leadership, ambition, and the desire to grow with the department
  • Build and shape your career in an environment that sets and commits to the highest standards of Biologics
  • To be part of a team who support each other, embrace, and solve technical challenges and put excellence at the heart of all that we do

Pharmaron is a premier R&D service company supporting the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities having established diverse drug R&D service capabilities, ranging from synthetic, medicinal, and analytical chemistry, biology, DMPK, pharmacology, drug safety assessment, radiochemistry and isotopically labelled metabolism, chemical & pharmaceutical development to clinical development.  With operations in China, US and UK staffed by over 19,000 employees, Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan, and China.

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