Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist

Job Title: Senior Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: Up to £40,000 plus excellent benefits
Start Date: 2018-01-19
Reference: 15739 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 19, 2018 11:59

Job Description

As a Scientist are you Looking for an Opportunity where you can use you Science and Innovative Thinking as part of a Dynamic and Progressive Company?

Would you like to be part of a company that is expanding rapidly due to their platform technology and potential of others under development?

They are currently recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join their novel vector development team.  If you have relevant experience and seeking a move to boost your career then please apply!

The Opportunity:
This is an exciting and diverse opportunity for a Scientist with commercial experience to join the team developing novel vectors for clinical manufacture due to increased demand for this service in particular AAV.  As a Senior Scientist you will be leading projects in the laboratory so that they are delivered on time by using your science and mentoring more junior colleagues.  Using your science to design, engineer, produce and characterise novel vectors.  Working on both external commercial projects in conjunction with internal platform development projects in collaboration with colleagues from other groups.

Outside of the lab you will be in contact with clients on a regular basis as a technical expert, providing project updates and presentations when required. Working closely with them throughout the lifecycle of the projects to ensure it is delivered and meets their requirements.

The Company
The company are at the cutting edge of the use of Synthetic Biology with a platform technology that enables them to engineer DNA which is a unifying theme across all their services – DNA design, expression system optimisation, cell line development and with a particular focus on viral delivery systems. 

They are going through a continued period of expansion due to the demand of their services from industry as well as after entering some major longstanding partnerships.  In addition to this they have other technologies under development after securing funding that will further enhance the portfolio of services they can offer.  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.  In addition to the career path they are conscious of the work team members put in and because of this arrange regular events outside of work, away days and other events internally.

Desired Skills and Experience:
They are looking for a creative thinking scientist who has a PhD in a relevant field and you will need to have experience of using engineering, developing, production and characterization of Viral Vectors.  Experience of AAV vectors is an advantage as this is an area where they are focusing as is some industry experience.