Principal Scientist - Analytical Development

We are working exclusively with a hyper-growth T-Cell therapy company based in London.

The client have just secured their series B funding and are looking out for talent that can join the team at an exciting and pivotal time for the organisation.
We are currently recruiting for a Principal Scientist to join the Analytical Development team.

The AD Principal Scientist is accountable for key aspects of the effective running of daily operations in the Analytical Development Laboratories. This role will report to the Head of Analytical Development.

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated individual with significant experience of Analytical Development in the cell therapy setting. They should also have significant understanding of the regulatory aspects for developing and evaluating assays for transfer to a QC laboratory environment for Ph1/2 clinical manufacture and should be a competent people manager.


Work with the Head of Analytical Development to define strategy and prioritisation of projects within the Analytical Development team
Line manage, support, train and mentor a team responsible for the Analytical Development activities of the organisations lead asset, incl. design, planning and implementation of experimental activities.
Development of analytical methods suitable for the analysis of high-quality cell-based therapeutic products.
Assist in the transfer of processes / assays from non-GMP to GMP.
Deputise for the Head of Analytical Development for activities relating to the team.


Experience from a directly relevant biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
Experience of working in a busy laboratory environment
Ph.D in relevant scientific discipline with +5 years academic or industry related experience
Minimum of 5 years experience in an Assay Development Role
Significant experience developing, implementing, and evaluating assays as fit for purpose (ICH) for the analysis and characterisation of cell-based therapies.
Understanding of critical process parameters (CPP), critical quality attributes (CQA), comparability etc. relating to manufacturing process.
Significant Skills/Specialist knowledge and/or experience with a range of biopharmaceutical and cell-based techniques.
Significant understanding of cell biology and immunology.

The company prioritise their culture and ensure that they offer their staff a great working environment, opportunity to develop and competitive salaries.
Please get in touch to discuss the role further!
Hertfordshire, England, UK