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Gene Editing Scientist

Gene Editing Scientist

Job Title: Gene Editing Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Industry:
Salary: £ To be discussed on application
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J16270
Contact Name: Alex Butcher
Contact Email: alex.butcher@nextphaserecruitment.com
Job Published: June 21, 2019 17:01

Job Description

I am managing a new opportunity for a Gene Editing Scientist. Based in modern premises just outside of Oxford, a new permanent role has arisen for a meticulous Scientist, with one of the UK’s most pioneering businesses in the field of Cell and Gene Therapies. 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 company are at the cutting edge of the use of Synthetic Biology to streamline the discovery, development and production of biologics, cell & gene therapies. Their approach combines cutting edge use of bioinformatics taking advantage of algorithms and other tools that drive forward the rational designs of complex biological systems at the DNA level. These are then assembled on their automated platform technology which enables them to develop systems for the discovery, engineering, and production of antibodies, viral vectors, packaging & production cell lines for lentivirus and AAV manufacture, CRISPR libraries and CRISPR engineering.

The Opportunity:
This is an exciting and diverse opportunity where, as a Gene Editing Scientist, you will be working to develop their existing platform technology further as well as on external commercial projects. The purpose of this role is to be focused on expanding the gene editing capabilities and platforms at this dynamic company. For example, to develop stable transgene expressing mammalian cell lines or the production of viral vectors. In return this opportunity will provide the right person a significant opportunity to learn and develop molecular biological skills, CRISPR and automation.

Skills and Experience:
MSc or PhD/DPhil in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology or relevant discipline.
Experience of using gene editing platforms (in particular CRISPR)
Extensive mammalian cell culture experience (both adherent and suspension cell lines)