Senior Scientist (ADG)

Date Posted: 6/5/2018 Reference: VAC-1169414 Salary: £37500 Location: Oxford Job type: Permanent Sector: Science | Speciality: Biotechnology Contact: Adam Robinson

Our client is a leading biopharmaceuticals organisation based from state-of-the-art offices in Oxford. Having rapidly expanded over the course of the last 3 years to over 300 employees, they are currently recruiting a wide range of biotechnology based positions.

The company are at the forefront of the gene and cell therapy sector, having built a novel drug development platform which they leverage to develop products both in-house and with partners. Their proprietary portfolio of products include a lead product for Parkinson’s disease. With preparations completed for this to move into the clinic, they are in active discussions with a number of third parties to potentially out-licence the product, thereby sharing the costs and the risks whilst retaining an interest in the value of the product as it progresses. Other products at development stage include a gene-based therapies for corneal graft rejection and cancer.

The company have a very respected name in the industry, and offer potential candidates a strong career path, generous financial renumeration, and a caring yet focussed environment in which to flourish.

We are helping them to recruit a senior scientist within their ADG team. Candidates should have the following skills and experiences;

+ Minimum BSc Degree in Life Sciences/Science/Analytical Science or equivalent level qualification in these disciplines
+ A good research and development background in quantitative PCR and/or protein analysis.
+ Practical industry experience in analytics and development projects/activities
+ Experience of working in GMP-like environments
+ Use of automation in qPCR work flows.
+ Development and improvement of analytical methods for lentiviral characterization
+ A strong background in assay development and automation
+ Good level of communication and presentation skills
+ Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team
+ Ability to undertake projects to agreed timelines and adapt to rapid changes in project priorities

Salaries are expected to be in the 35-38k range.