Downstream Process Scientist

Date Posted: 5/23/2018 Reference: VAC-1169416 Salary: £38000 Location: Oxford Job type: Permanent Sector: Science | Speciality: Biotechnology Contact: Adam Robinson
Description

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 downstream scientist within their process, research and development team.

+Candidates will be recognized experts in downstream processing including bioprocess design, protein expression and purification.
+They will be primarily involved in purifying and characterizing a variety of therapeutic candidates in support of projects from early stage research to pre-clinical programs.

PR&D works with the clients research teams involved in vector and cell engineering to ensure the seamless transfer of processes from research to manufacturing. The scope of work may include, but are not limited to vector purification, novel purifications, purification process development and verification, technology assessment, data analysis and project reporting. The individual must have a demonstrated ability to work independently and to manage multiple projects either through direct supervision or in collaboration with the programme team. The individual must be innovative and creative, show initiative, collaborative ability and have good general science management skills. Applicants are expected to have excellent time management skills, with the ability to adapt to rapid changes in projects priorities and meeting aggressive timelines. The individual should also enjoy working in a team setting and be able to work well with both research scientists and as well as external collaborators.

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