Viral Vector Scientist

Viral Vector Scientist

Job Title: Viral Vector Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £ To be discussed on application
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J16271
Contact Name: Alex Butcher
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 18, 2019 14:55

Job Description

I am managing a new opportunity for a Viral Vector Scientist. Based in modern premises just outside of Oxford, a new permanent role has arisen for Scientist to join their Viral Vector Engineering team, with one of the UK’s most pioneering businesses offering services to support the discovery, development and production of biologics, with a particular focus on viral vectors for gene therapy applications. They have an excellent culture where staff are all working closely together with the opportunity of rapid promotion as part of their culture and provide the chance to learn new skills.

Job Summary:
The Scientist – Viral vector engineering will be involved in a range of internal platform development and commercial projects, predominantly focused on Adenoviral and rAAV vector engineering, production, and analysis. The Scientist role is expected to drive and lead specific projects and areas of research from the bench, while providing support and training to Associate Scientists and technicians working in the group, which addresses both viral vector engineering and novel bioproduction methodologies.

Essential Skills and Experience:
MSc or Ph.D in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or related field
Extensive track record of handling a range of adherent and suspension mammalian cell lines
Good knowledge and experience of viral vector engineering, production and characterisation, with a focus on Adenoviral and rAAV vectors
Experience with analytical techniques for Adenoviral or rAAV vectors, e.g. TCID50, qPCR, etc.

Experience in designing, generating and screening libraries (promoters, gRNAs, CDS, etc.)
Knowledge or experience in Cell engineering/stable cell line development
Use of robotic liquid handling and automation systems
Knowledge in process development for viral vector production