Senior Scientist, Analytical Services Group

Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited
Closing date
21 Sep 2020

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R & D , Scientific
Full Time
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Our employees are able to develop their careers in exciting new medical technologies, and so can you.

Oxford BioMedica’s Analytical Services Group supports the development of products through analytical testing to facilitate manufacturing and process development, ensuring appropriate quality controls and use of analytics.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join the team.  The purpose of this role is to work within a small team of Scientists responsible for ensuring that reported QC release and stability results are robust, accurate and scientifically sound

Your responsibilities in this role would be:

  • Transfer of new assays from ADG (Analytical Development Group) to ASG, ensuring that the assays are scientifically sound and fit-for-use in GMP
  • Implementation of updates to GMP assays used in ASG following development work or validation
  • Management of analytical spreadsheets required for calculation of results
  • Management and justification of assay acceptance criteria
  • Management of in-house control materials, including qualification studies to ensure fit-for-use
  • Monitoring of assay performance and investigation of any observed trends
  • Contribute to and/or lead thorough and timely investigation of invalid assays
  • Contribute to and/or lead thorough and timely investigation of OOS, OOE and OOT events
  • Contribute to and/or lead trouble-shooting any assay-related problem inhibiting the reporting of results
  • Communicate with clients regarding product analytics

To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • BSc or equivalent in a relevant Bioscience with relevant experience
  • Strong technical understanding of qPCR and/or ELISA
  • Proven abilities in critical thinking and trouble-shooting
  • Knowledge of assay development and/or validation
  • Understanding of basic statistical techniques for data analysis
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent writing skills for preparing plans and reports
  • Significant experience of working with bioassays an advantage
  • Working knowledge of JMP and Minitab an advantage
  • Perform analysis on both large and small data sets using a range of techniques to identify outliers, trends, step changes or appropriate acceptance criteria
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify and solve assay-related problems
  • Apply knowledge of bioassays to ensure appropriate reporting of results
  • Plan work efficiently and flexibly for maximum efficiency
  • Assess assays prior to transfer to ensure they are robust and scientifically sound
  • Apply appropriate acceptance criteria to assays and test samples to ensure robust and consistent assay performance
  • Use scientific understanding of assays to suggest continuous improvement activities
  • Consistently ensure GMP compliance in all areas of work, with excellent GMP knowledge and experience
  • Experience of working with lentiviral vectors an advantage

Do you want to feel inspired every day? We’re future-focused and our business is growing rapidly. We succeed together through passion, commitment and team work, and so can you.

Collaborate. Contribute. Change lives

No agencies please

About us

We are a pioneering gene therapy business, and our mission is delivering life-changing gene therapies to patients.  We work together, motivated to make a difference, and so can you.

We are pioneers; no one else does what we do

Gene therapy is the treatment of disease by the delivery of therapeutic DNA into a patient’s cells. It is transforming medicine as we know it; long term and potentially curative treatments for a wide range of diseases are now possible.

We are at the forefront of this exciting area. We have a strong reputation in gene therapy, with world-leading expertise in lentiviral vectors. We have a leading, integrated platform of exclusive technologies to design, develop and bioprocess unique gene-based medicines, both in-house and with partners.

We drive credible science to realise incredible results.

Whether you’re motivated by the discovery and development of product candidates within Research, or by cutting edge tools and technologies including AI and automation of our contract development and manufacturing organisation, we can offer you a career like no other. We are excited about our future. Join us and change lives.

Life at Oxford Biomedica

We value everyone’s unique contribution, we appreciate everyone’s individuality, and every job matters.

Your contributions are recognised and appreciated. Your work-life balance matters. We recognise, develop and use your strengths. It’s a place where you are valued as a whole person, as an individual and as part of a team.

No matter who you are, or what you do, your work will make a significant difference.

We go the extra mile, every day, because we truly care. We work together as a team to achieve our life changing therapies. Our talented colleagues help to build other people’s futures, so can you. We empower each other to be our best.

We have access to like-minded scientists and engineers, working in the latest technologies.

Our community of experts create new life-saving cures. Shaping the business’ future through collaboration. Our people are on a continuous professional development journey aided by a thought-provoking environment. A place for experts to be stretched, and future experts to be nurtured. We inspire creativity and deliver great science, and so can you.

Our supportive culture invites talent, while creating future innovators.

We’ll give you a place where you can learn, grow and contribute to the future of cell and gene therapy. We create opportunities and invest in our people, promoting ongoing learning.  Our defined career pathways provide opportunities for everyone to achieve their career potential.  We make a difference, and so can you.

Contact Us
  • Windrush Court
  • Transport Way
  • OX4 6LT
  • United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 1865 783 000
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