Centre For Process Innovation (CPI) - Principal Scientist — Nanotherapeutic Drug Delivery Systems

Job Title:
Principal Scientist — Nanotherapeutic Drug Delivery Systems
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Closing Date:

Job Details

Location: Sedgefield, England
Salary: £42,000 to £56,400
Employment: Full-time - Permanent
Team: Science and Engineering
Reference: CPI-2563-21

About CPI
At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.
With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.
Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work
CPI has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Principal Scientist domain knowledge expert in Nanotherapeutic drug delivery systems, working with both internal and external partners, to provide deep technology capability that enables the development and practice of CPI’s scientific knowledge. The role will focus on the creation and delivery of a range of projects to support the development of advanced drug products utilising Nanotherapeutic drug delivery systems for intracellular delivery, such as Lipid Nanoparticle Encapsulated RNA, with an emphasis on formulation development, optimisation and process development and scale-up. 
Working within the current Colloid Science team, the Principal Scientist will be responsible for developing and delivering CPI’s capability in Nanotherapeutic drug delivery systems, creating innovative solutions to problem- solving and continuously working within a dynamic and fast-moving environment. You will be required to support key activities including: 
Contributing expert knowledge to inform CPI’s technology strategy and translating this into deliverable plans to achieve business objectives. 
Developing and retaining relevant knowledge and capability in nanotherapeutic drug delivery systems, to support the UK industry in the translation of state-of-the-art ideas into commercially viable processes and products.
Working collaboratively with Business Development, Bid Development and technical colleagues, providing support relating to proposal/​project development and direct customer engagement, seeking out and engaging in business development opportunities where appropriate.

For full details on the role and the associated responsibilities, please refer to the job description.

The person we are seeking

The ideal candidate is a Principal Scientist who:

Holds excellent knowledge of global and UK challenges in Nanotherapeutic drug delivery systems and the role innovation can play in addressing those challenges.
Has experience working within the pharma industry, specifically in Nanotherapeutic drug delivery systems.
Has experience in technical leadership through driving and directing teams to successfully develop and deliver large innovation programmes.
Will bring deep expertise in nanotherapeutic drug delivery scale-up and process development, strong problem-solving skills, and enthusiasm for leading programs across various stages of development.
Is flexible and can adapt, can simultaneously work on multiple projects and enjoys working in a dynamic and collaborative environment, with effective influencing and communication skills.
Has knowledge and potentially practical experience of current state-of-the-art laboratory equipment used for drug product development and can advise on and interpret data generated using such techniques.
For full details on the associated requirements for the role, please refer to the job description.

What does CPI offer you?
At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:
  • Up to 33 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking
Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

The Benefits:
At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including family-friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes. 
How to Apply:
The closing date is 9th August 2021. If you have the skills and experience required for this position please visit our careers page to apply: www​.uk​-cpi​.com/​c​a​reers
Please note that all applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required. 
CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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