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Engineering Scientist - Molecular Biology

Engineering Scientist - Molecular Biology

Job Title: Engineering Scientist - Molecular Biology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £40,000 D.o.E. plus benefits
Start Date: 2017-04-25
Reference: 15377 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email: james.hume@sls-services.co.uk
Job Published: May 30, 2017 17:01

Job Description

  • Job Title: Senior Project Manager – Managed Access
  • Salary: Up to £40,000 D.o.E. plus benefits
  • Location: Oxford
  • Opportunity to Join one of the Leading Synthetic Biology Company’s in the UK
  • Role Purpose: To Drive Forward Both Internal R&D and External Development Projects.

Job Summary:
James Hume is recruiting for a Senior Engineering Scientist to join one of the UK’s leading synthetic biology companies to be part of their cell line development team and based near Oxford.  The company pride themselves on the range of services they provide to support the discovery, development, and production of biologics, cell and gene therapies.  The Engineering Scientist will be developing cell lines for external projects and additionally focus on internal R&D projects to further enhance their technology.

The Company
The company are a leader in the field of Synthetic Biology with a platform technology based on a modular DNA expression system enabling them to specialise in the design of DNA, optimisation of protein expression systems, develop viral delivery systems and cell line development technologies.  This enables them to support the discovery, development, and production of biologics, cell and gene therapies for their clients.  In additions to the external projects they have a number of ongoing programmes in this area to further enhance their current technologies and develop new concepts.      

The Opportunity:
This is an exciting and diverse opportunity where as an Engineering Scientist you will be working to develop their existing platform technology further as well as on external commercial projects.  Working from the bench on assigned projects you will be using your science and creative thinking to drive these forward so that results are delivered on time.  You will be leading projects from the set up phase till close out, leading these internally by working with colleagues, from senior to junior, in the laboratory to develop the science needed to create the cell lines and expression systems.    

This is a senior role in the department meaning you will be in contact with clients on a regular basis as a technical expert, providing project updates and presentations when required.  Additionally you will provide training to more junior staff to help with their development as well as technical issues they face.  This is an excellent role where your innovative approach as a scientist will be an asset and give you the chance to gain valuable skills to progress your career with them.

Desired Skills and Experience:
You will need to be educated to ideally PhD or equivalent in a relevant field such as Biochemistry, Molecular Biology etc.  If you do have a lower level qualification this is also valid especially if combined with additional commercial experience.  Skill wise you will need to have mammalian cell culture experience, with antibody or recombinant protein expression in mammalian systems necessary. If you have experience of a range viral vector systems then this is advantageous to your application.

Keywords
Virus, viral, viral vector, bioprocessing, upstream, downstream, GMP, in vivo, ex vivo, gene therapy, cell therapy, vector, analytical development, scale up, bioprocess, biologics, bacteria, mammalian, human, cell culture, industrialisation, commercialisation, engineering, bioreactor, chromatography, filtration, separation, purification, assay, characterisation, in process, control, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell line, mammalian, cell culture, synthetic biology, flow cytometry, recombinant protein, antibody, retrovirus, lentivirus, protein expression, robot, automation, bioreactor.