Graduate Bio-Processing Scientist – Leica Biosystems – Newcastle upon Tyne

Leica Biosystems

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation designed to help pathology laboratories and researchers shorten the time between biopsy and diagnosis. You’ll contribute to our mission of advancing cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives.

We offer a comprehensive range of products for each step in the pathology process, and make significant investments in new product development to continually improve our offerings. Recent innovations have focused on digital pathology and the launch of next-generation scanners and histology equipment, and we have set our sights on making diagnosis within 24 hours of a biopsy possible.

As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Leica Biosystems is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher’s unrivalled leadership training and professional development programs, this relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.

We are looking for a Bio-Processing Scientist to join us in Newcastle. This is a phenomenal role for someone who has some experience & a relevant degree, although fresh graduates with the right drive will also be considered.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the preparation of

raw materials to be used in the manufacture of antibody, Oracle (HER2), Polymer and CB11 related products. This will involve skilled work within a tissue culture environment to produce antibody from hybridoma, cell cores from breast cancer human cell lines and use of specialised equipment for example a microtome to produce sections.

Adhere to all Environmental, Health and Safety Policies to ensure that risk is minimised as much as is reasonably practicable

Ensure all products flow through the manufacturing process error free and right first time

Speak Up to ensure that any concerns around Safety, Quality or Process are raised to line manager

Verify all materials used are within specification and all procedures are carried out in line with DMR and as described within QMS and SW

Actively maintain quality standards in line with the principles of cGMP

Actively participate in any DBS training/use of DBS tools and support any Danaher Business System (DBS) related activities to actively champion a culture of continuous improvement.

Strive to exceed in all daily targets for their section, encouraging a Best Team Wins culture

Listen and responds to customer needs

Maintain equipment used as part of normal daily tasks, as appropriate

Any other reasonable task assigned by line manager for which the individual is deemed suitability skilled

Ensure that environmental monitoring is carried out and acceptable EM levels are maintained according to protocol

Actively participate in the investigation and reporting of non-conformances and report any errors.

Participate as required with calibration and validation of equipment or processes within the department

Highlight any items that have not progressed at the expected rate

Ensure that WI associated with their area are regularly reviewed and updated according to QMS

Drive to maintain accurate inventories

To actively and effectively participate in the production of raw material for manufacture to ensure that Takt times are met

Degree (or equivalent) within Biomedical/Biological science

Experience of working within a regulated environment is desirable but not essential

Portrays a positive and hardworking approach to work

Ability to follow processes clearly and concisely

Excellent communication skills (verbal/written)

Interested? Join the Leica Bio Systems Team!

Want to join our growing team that is helping our customers do incredible work? We look forward to your application! .

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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