Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited

Senior Scientist, Cell Technology Group

27 Jan 2021
24 Feb 2021
R & D , Scientific
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

We drive credible science to realise incredible results, and so can you.

Oxford Biomedica’s Early Development Group is accountable for the development and expansion of the early product pipeline, working with a network of key opinion leaders and sub-speciality experts.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join the team.  The purpose of this role is to be involved in developing new technology for gene and cell therapy products, including CAR-T cells and potentially other engineered cell therapies

Your responsibilities in this role would be:

  • Development and improvement of technologies for gene and cell therapy applications with a focus on CAR-T cells or other engineered immune cell therapies
  • Development of innovative technology to improve lentiviral vector delivery for gene and cell therapies.
  • Lead/manage research in the group
  • Independently manage daily research activities and support junior members of staff
  • Keep excellent experimental/data records
  • Opportunity for direct line management within the Group

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

  • PhD or equivalent in relevant Bioscience (e.g. immunology, molecular and cellular biology) and demonstrable experience in a research environment (academia or industry).
  • Track record in an area of immunotherapy or other cell and gene therapies would be advantageous.
  • Excellent lab-based skills with particular emphasis on molecular biology and cell biological techniques including cell culture, cell transfection, lentiviral vector production, multiparameter flow cytometry and ideally immunological assays.
  • Good knowledge of transcriptional regulation and experience of designing expression constructs.
  • Expertise with primary cell culture (especially immune cells) would be an advantage.
  • Experience and knowledge of next generation sequencing methods and indexed/barcoded sequencing approaches would be highly desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Good attention to detail
  • Highly motivated.
  • Ability to execute projects to aggressive timelines with the ability to adapt to rapid changes in project priorities.

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

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