Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited

Scientist III, Vector Engineering Group

Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Mar 2021
Closes
27 Apr 2021
Ref
OXB-VEG-21-049
Discipline
R & D , Scientific
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Our employees are able to develop their careers in exciting new medical technologies, and so can you.

We are currently recruiting for a Scientist III to join the Vector Engineering team.  The purpose of this role is to provide laboratory-based project support to a number programmes being progressed by the team.

Your responsibilities in this role would be:

  • Culture and maintenance of mammalian cells, molecular biology (including cloning, qPCR, SDS-PAGE/immunoblotting), viral vector production, and flow cytometry assays
  • To undertake laboratory projects under the supervision of senior scientists within the Vector Engineering group with the aim of advancing lentiviral vector design
  • Technically support long-term projects within the Vector Innovation Team and wider Vector Engineering and Platform Research Groups as required
  • Conduct experiments /investigations in accordance with correct methodologies and procedures under the direction of the Group Lead/Principal Scientist
  • Record keeping and documentation of experiments and investigations
  • May be responsible for maintenance of a laboratory area and/or important equipment

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

  • Recent MSc Degree in an appropriate discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, Virology) or BSc degree with relevant post-qualification experience in an academic or industrial setting

Essential Requirements

  • Must have experience with mammalian tissue culture
  • Experience in common molecular biology techniques such as PCR and DNA cloning
  • Experience with flow cytometry

 Highly desirable

  • Experience with virus culture and/or handling viral vectors
  • Experience with primary cell cultures, e.g. PBMCs
  • Experienced in the use of automated liquid handlers
  • Experienced in quantitative PCR methodologies such as q(RT)-PCR, ddPCR
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing technology and data handling
  • Interest and enthusiasm for the gene therapy field

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

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