Scientist II, Analytical Services Group

Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited
Closing date
24 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 Scientist II to join the team.  The purpose of this role is to perform and report laboratory-based assays, in accordance with GMP regulatory requirements, under the supervision of an experienced scientist.

Your responsibilities in this role would be:

  • Research or technical support will be conducted of the highest quality, largely in a single project area.
  • Ensure a high standard of record keeping and ensure experimental data is completed in a timely manner (where required).
  • Perform assays for QC release and stability in accordance with GMP regulations.
  • Report results in accordance with GMP regulations
  • Carry out QC check of assays performed by other scientists
  • Perform verification of control materials
  • Complete quality records (QIs, deviations, CAPAs and change controls) under the supervision of an experienced scientist
  • Assist with cleaning of ASG laboratories to maintain GMP compliance
  • Assist with maintenance of ASG equipment to maintain GMP compliance
  • Review and update SOPs and Forms under the supervision of an experienced scientist
  • Joint responsibility for maintenance and compliance of a GxP laboratory area and GxP “housekeeping” procedures.
  • Work will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of GMP and the OXB quality management system.
  • High regard for safety and display a high level of good laboratory citizenship

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

  • Educated to a minimum of BSc Degree in a relevant discipline, or basic experience of working in a related environment
  • Laboratory technical experience with desirable experience working within a GMP environment
  • Assay experience - for example:  ELISA, Tissue culture, and / or qPCR, is essential
  • Demonstrate competency in performing laboratory tasks and general experimental procedures.
  • Practical understanding of how own area of operation relates to the overall business of OXB.
  • Trained to operate equipment in accordance with OXB procedures and requirements.
  • Understanding of laboratory health and safety requirements.
  • Competency in data capture reporting and management systems e.g. PatentSafe and archiving.
  • Have some knowledge of the literature in defined project area.
  • Understanding of the overall responsibilities of your group.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements e.g. GMP, GLP, GCP and/or Validation and Quality Management systems and ability to maintain compliance.
  • Understanding of the Quality management reporting structure/responsibilities within OXB.
  • Familiar with the regulatory requirements for analytical work (e.g. product specifications, stability testing guidelines etc).

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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