Technical Manager, MSAT

Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited
Closing date
6 Oct 2020

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R & D , Biotechnology
Full Time
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Do you want to develop your career in exciting new medical technologies? We deliver life-changing gene therapies to patients, and so can you.

Oxford Biomedica’s Manufacturing, Science and Technology Team is responsible for process and technology development activities from early concept through to product registration for market approval, to ensure that OXB’s new and existing manufacturing processes can deliver the productivity, performance, quality and cost benefits required in line with regulatory guidance.

We are currently recruiting for a Technical Manager to join the team.  One of the main purposes of this role is to provide technical input and oversight within the MSAT function to enable successful introduction of new product/technology to our Manufacturing Processes.

Your responsibilities in this role would be:

 Lead and manage team of MSAT Scientists / Process engineers focused on Vector Substance Manufacture

  • Accountable for delivery of multiple technical projects/tasks working directly with customers, OXB cross functional teams to ensure project time lines are met according to internal and/or customer needs
  • Proactively identifying and communicating risk and issues related to drive continuous improvement and increase process robustness
  • Driving the introduction of new technology / capability to expand OXB offering
  • Provide subject matter expertise (SME) within OXB on specific process units related to vector substance manufacture, suitability of raw materials for GMP use, on technology transfer approach
  • Support investigations related to clinical and commercial manufactures of vector substance
  • Ensures compliance with OXB’s Quality, Safety and Environmental systems and procedures
  • Maintains awareness of external technologies and patent landscape in order to ensure OXB remains at the forefront of the industry
  • Maintains awareness of regulatory guidance and their potential impact on OXB process
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers and technology providers

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

  • Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant Science (e.g. Biological sciences, Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering) with substantial relevant experience in an industrial setting
  • Strong knowledge of bioprocessing
  • Practical experience in GMP manufacture
  • Significant experience of GMP manufacturing and knowledge of quality and regulatory requirements
  • Understands the health, safety and environmental aspects of the work carried out
  • Strong background in supporting regulatory submissions
  • Significant industrial experience in the scale up and industrialisation of GMP manufacturing bioprocesses, technical support & process trouble-shooting
  • Recognised SME in technical field of expertise covering areas such as technology transfer, optimisation and scale-up and GMP manufacturing operations

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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