Senior Upstream Scientist (USP)

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Bioprocessing
  3. Ireland
Dundalk, Republic of Ireland
Posting date: 08 Feb 2024

Proclinical are recruiting for a Senior Upstream Scientist (USP) to join a CMO. This role is on a permanent basis and is located in Dundalk.


  • Guide risk assessments for transferring new products and procedures.
  • Train and guide fellow engineers and scientists, participating in the development of technical expertise and proficiencies.
  • Conduct statistical data analysis and recognise trends to drive notified decision-making.
  • Offer knowledge in analytical supervision, which involves cell density, metabolite and nutrient supervision, protein concentration, and impurity supervision.
  • Assist with health authority audits and guide scientific investigations to recognise root causes and execute efficient corrective actions.
  • Write, evaluate, and approve process validation method, protocols, and reports.
  • Serve as an SME for upstream procedures, which involves technology transfer, process validation, troubleshooting and investigations.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Demonstrable experience in upstream processes within a large-scale biopharmaceutical organisation.
  • Expertise on cGMP and familiarity within guiding new product technology transfers.
  • Acquaintance with aseptic practices unit operations such as upstream.
  • Know-how of basic protein characterisation assays.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Ruhee Saleh at

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.