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Senior Scientist - Cell & Gene Therapy

Covance 1/18/2019 8:49:27 AM
JOB ID: 27350 Category: Scientific Advanced
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Who we are and what we do:

Covance is a global, world-leading Life Sciences Contract Research Organisation that provides dedicated and fully comprehensive laboratory testing and drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry.

At Covance, we offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another, as we help bring the miracles of medicine to market sooner. Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescriptions medicines in the market today.

Cell & Gene Therapy

Covance has been supporting cell and gene therapy molecules for more than 20 years, providing analytical expertise to bring these revolutionary treatments to market. Covance is able to support these drug products from development through to commercialization, offering services such as:

* Early pharmacology
* Toxicology and Biodistribution studies
* CMC analytical method development and validation for IND/IMPD submission
* Clinical Trial support.

Covance utilises a diverse range of analytical techniques to develop these molecules in labs from the UK, US and Asia. In addition to the analytical expertise on offer, Covance also has dedicated teams that focus on the regulatory requirements of developing these molecules, and highly Experience d drug development leaders to assist with the planning and execution of these studies. Due to the rapid growth within Cell and Gene Therapy we are looking for senior talent across all disciplines.

This Role:

The BioPharmCMC group is currently looking for analytical scientists ranging from mid to senior level with Experience in Cell and Gene Therapy products.

To give you an idea of the day-to-day role you would work as part of the Operations group, routinely managing large, complex and multi-technique cell & gene therapy projects including method qualification and validation. You will provide internal and external Clients with a central scientific point of contact and lead scientific teams to ensure that Client requirements and deliverables are met in accordance with regulatory compliance. We are interested in candidates with Experience with both GMP and GLP/GCP analytical work.

Finally, you will work with the project management team and senior leadership to ensure all clients' cell and gene therapy projects are delivered to an exceptional standard.

What Covance can offer you:

* Join a thriving team here in the North and become part of something bigger, working to get cutting edge cell and gene therapies onto the market.

*In this exciting role, you will be working with the latest and greatest technology and science in DNA/RNA Isolations and Quantitative PCRs.

*You will gain invaluable Experience working with our Fleet of automated instruments including (but not limited to) Quanstudios, Qiasymphonys, Digital Droplet QPCR, Sanger Sequencer, and nucleocounters.

*The Molecular Biology + Virology group is unique in that you will be exposed to all regulatory work: GLP, GCP, GMP.

* Will work with and have access to leading experts in Cell and Gene Therapies – you may be a leading expert in Cell in Gene Therapy already or you may aspire to do this – either way we will support you in your career to achieve this.

*Competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including health cover and contributory pension.

*Unsurpassed career development opportunities. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you will be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

Education / Qualifications

*Scientific degree or PhD.

*A working knowledge of a wide range of CMC analytical techniques.

*An up to date knowledge of regulatory guidelines and their application – GMP,GCP,GLP.

*Knowledge of capabilities and expertise of the Covance organization and companies that may provide support services.


*Significant and relevant industry Experience in CMC Drug Development – minimum 5 years' Experience , ideally within Cell & Gene Therapy.

*Understanding of health and safety policies, Company policies and procedures, and an in-depth understanding of the GxPs.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).