Undergraduate Bio-processing Scientist / Engineer

Engineering and/or Technology, Medical Sciences
United Kingdom
27 Jul, 2020 to 30 Jul, 2021
10 Nov, 2019

General information

12 months

Who are we

With more than 10,000 associates in 80 locations worldwide, Pall Corporation enables customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. Our industry-leading position is built on innovative technologies and solutions.  Pall Life Sciences serves a diverse range of customers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical, food and beverage, and laboratory industries.

The successful candidate will join the Biotech Process R&D team at Pall’s centre of excellence at Harbourgate, Portsmouth UK. The group’s focus is on collaborative research with universities, NGO’s and industrial partners to further our understanding of bioprocessing. The successful candidate will join a project partially funded by innovate UK investigating new methods for the production of the viruses used in gene therapy. The internship will allow the candidate develop a broad range of laboratory skills involving both the production of the virus in flasks and using Pall’s iCELLis ® technology and the purification of the virus using Pall’s Cadence® continuous processing technologies. There will also be opportunities to interact with the external collaborators.

Your Main Duties:

  • Maintenance of cell stocks and providing seed cultures for test work
  • Calibration and quality checks for critical laboratory equipment
  • Performing routine analytics on cell cultures
  • Preparation of test reagents and growth medium
  • Supporting DSP of viral vectors
  • Generation of written reports and presentations
  • Ordering laboratory consumables and monitoring inventory
  • Cleaning of laboratory and turnaround of re-usable equipment
  • Preparation and sterilisation of fluid transfer manifolds and other single use systems
  • Completion and filing of laboratory documentation 
  • Writing standard operating procedures for new equipment and updating existing versions
  • Creation and maintenance of laboratory equipment file

Position Competencies:

  • Plan and manage own workload, escalating risks to agreed deadlines
  • Demonstrate initiative and drive for continuous improvement
  • Takes a considered and logical approach to problem solving
  • Able to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Demonstrates high attention to detail when performing practical work
  • Comfortable changing plans to meet business needs
  • Remain calm and organised under pressure


Financial compensation

Additional Information

Working towards a first degree in a Biomedical Science/Biochemical Engineering or related discipline
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