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  • Location: Didcot
  • Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Stocks
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 9 months ago

  • Sector: Discovery & Translational
  • Contact: Oli Baylis
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01403 216216
  • Start Date: 2023-03-11
  • Job Ref: OB-8
About the company
  • A spin out of one of the most prestigious vaccine research institutes in the world, this Oxford-based immunotherapy biotech is on the brink of entering Phase 3 clinical trials.
  • With operations across two continents, they are committed to remaining an independent company and becoming one of Britain's household biotech brands.
  • They offer a relaxed working culture (no formal dress code, come as you are!) and a strong open-door policy to the senior leadership team.
  • As a small high growth business with a current headcount of 100 in the UK and 30 in the US, they expect to add 20 more positions each in the UK and US this year.
About the role
This position has become vacant due to the upcoming abundance of bioassay development projects needed to be completed for their phase 3 clinical trials.
  • As the successful candidate, you will report to the CMC Director and help the Director provide technical, hands-on expertise to a team of 8 less experienced scientists.
  • You will be responsible for developing, qualifying, and performing analytical techniques with a specific emphasis on the development of cell-based potency (bio)assays to support testing of drug products and drug substance and in-process samples to support their CMC activities.
The role is fully onsite 5 days a week and promotes flexible working hours. On offer is a competitive salary with bonuses and stock options, as well as the capability to offer relocation packages.
About you!
We are looking for someone who has expertise in developing, qualifying, and performing cell-based potency bioassays in either an industrial or academic setting. The successful candidate should have extensive recent experience in the following areas:
  • Flow cytometry / FACS
  • SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, and ELISAs
  • Cell-line generation and working with mammalian cell culture
Although applicants with a PhD are preferred, those with a MSc or BSc in biotechnology or a relevant field will be considered if they have further extensive experience in the above areas within industry.
Above all, we are looking for someone who is down-to-earth and transparent in their work.
The interview process will include a telephone interview, followed by a practical assessment in their lab onsite and a "meet the team" session.
Please note that you must have the Right To Work in the UK to apply.
Further details about this role, compensation package, and experience required will be discussed in the initial screening call.
If you have the necessary assay development experience and want to be part of an exciting biotech on the brink of a major breakthrough, apply now!