Level 2 Bio Processing Scientist - Design Transfer
Leica Biosystems
Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
11d ago

About UsLeica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.

Our mission of Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence.

The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers.

The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit for more information.

Position Summary and Overview

Level 2 Bio-Processing Scientists will be responsible for preparation of raw materials to be used by level 1 Bio-Processing Scientists in the manufacture of antibody and Oracle (Her2) 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.

They will report to the departmental supervisor.Major Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Use of 5 whys and Non-conformance reporting
  • Take full responsibility for their own training files to ensure they are maintained to the correct standard
  • 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.
  • It is expected that all associates will strive to act according to the leadership anchors :
  • Charts the course
  • Drives Innovation and growth
  • Leads through DBS
  • Builds People, Teams and organisations
  • Acts with Integrity
  • 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
  • Take a vested and sustained interest in skill augmentation to promote self and department development
  • 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
  • Competencies

  • There is an expectation that a level 2 scientist will be;
  • Flexible
  • A participative team member
  • Open to new challenges
  • Problem Solver
  • Demonstrate Root Cause Analysis
  • Understanding of TPI (waste reduction)
  • Please refer to Form 4035

    Education List of Education, Certifications, Training

  • Secondary scientific qualification
  • Travel % of Travel, include approximate overnight stays per week

    Travel requirements for this role are minimal (

    Location :

  • This role shall be based at Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Reporting to :

  • This role reports into the TCP Operations Manager
  • To Apply : Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company.

    With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.

    As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.

    Be sure to follow Leica Biosystems on LinkedIn!Danaher Corporation OverviewDanaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide.

    Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions.

    Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage.

    We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

    At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries.

    We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders.

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