Senior Data Scientist

Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited
Closing date
5 Oct 2020

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Data Management / Statistics, Statistics
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 Process R&D team consists of experienced scientists and engineers that have extensive expertise in all aspects of upstream and downstream development.  PR&D take processes from the laboratory “bench” scale and apply process expertise and engineering fundamentals for delivery to Manufacturing.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Data Scientist to join the team.  The purpose of this role is to support Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the design of processes suitable for the manufacture of biologics bulk drug substance for commercial and late clinical phase products, through the application of process understanding and applied science. 

Your responsibilities in this role would be:

  • Will report to the Group Leader.
  • Assist subject matter experts (SME) in the technical oversight of unit operations to ensure the development of robust products, processes and analytical methods:
  • Advise subject matter experts (SME) on experimental study design using DoE principles.
  • Use and develop data analysis tools to model and characterise processes in alignment with the QbD principles.
  • Review and evaluate, in collaboration with SME, process data to deliver robust and reliable process performance and product quality.
  • Work with the PRD teams to establish statistical methodology and reporting standards.
  • Establish database rules for collecting, analysing and storing data.
  • Support SME to define/manage systems for process monitoring. Support improvement of data collection and management to enable quick and reliable data analysis.
  • Identify and drive opportunities for improvements (process capability, yield).
  • Support SME in the trouble shooting/root cause analysis of problems that may arise during the running of our processes. Assist investigation teams, taking into account production environment constraints and clearly communicate on progress and issues.
  • Present technical analytical data clearly and concisely to business partners.
  • Train other scientists within the department on use of statistical techniques and methodologies.

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


  • Degree in Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or Physicals sciences (5 years higher education). PhD preferred, or an appropriate level of relevant experienceA scientific understanding of process optimisation (how process inputs, control parameters, and environment, influences process performance and product quality).
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas are a must: analysis of data sets to identify process performance issues/opportunities (e.g., MVDA), -omics, Design of Experiments.
  • Use and develop data analysis tools to model and characterise processes in alignment with the QbD principles.
  • Experience of process validation, resolution of complex (technical, stakeholder) technical issues impacting commercial production and/or late stage process development. Assist investigation teams, taking into account production environment constraints and clearly communicate on progress and issues

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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