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DPD Scientist


Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  68309

Biologics Downstream Process Development Scientist

To strengthen our Downstream Process Team based in our UK Research and Development site in Slough, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Downstream Process Development Scientist.  

As the Downstream Process Development Scientist, you will be contributing to the development of downstream processes for the recovery and purification of antibody-based therapeutics. The work will span the provision of Well-Characterised Processes supporting Drug Substance Manufacture at various stages of Drug Development, from Pre-clinical to Clinical Phase I, II and III studies, to Process Validation support activities.

You will work in an environment where you can:

  • Develop your career within the Biopharmaceutical industry; by being exposed to a broad range of experience; work on a variety of antibody formats, within a company with a rich pipeline.
  • Support through the entire development process i.e. from early to late phase.


You will contribute by:

  • Undertaking purification process development experiments for fundamental understanding of individual unit operations.
  • Assisting with the evaluation of new bioprocess purification technologies.
  • Identifying and utilizing appropriate analytical techniques.
  • Effectively communicating findings to multi-disciplinary team.


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

  • Applicants should have knowledge of various downstream processing tools
  • Previous experience of chromatography is desired, as well as a good understanding of analytical methods for assessing product purity and antibody protein characterisation.
  • Interested candidates should have a strong bachelor’s degree or Masters in a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Ideally, we are looking to identify candidates who are currently working within the Pharmaceutical Industry, or who have completed a placement year in a similar field (or equivalent).
  • The role will offer the successful candidate an invaluable opportunity to develop their career within the Biopharmaceutical industry.


Why you should apply

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.

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