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Technical Writer

35 / per week - Full-Time
Cowley ,

Process Research & Development is seeking a highly motivated and experienced technical writer to join our Manufacturing Development group at Oxford BioMedica.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Author clear and concise documentation including protocols and scientific reports to support Upstream and Downstream process development activities in order to contribute to the overall group objectives in line with company objectives
  • Review documentation including protocols and technical reports within Process R&D group, ensuring project objectives are met within a set time frame
  • Possess a sufficient level of knowledge to interpret experimental results. Analyse and interpret data, and present/document the results at meetings. Generate reports and prepare scientific presentations as needed
  • Maintain a high standard of record keeping and documentation so that information is clearly captured, disseminated and reported. Disseminate critical findings which may have a business impact to other departments within the company.
  • Possess good knowledge of project area literature and upcoming technologies and ensure up to date with current thinking and literature.
  • Compile reports of scientific data and project findings with clear conclusions and recommendations for internal and external review.
  • Contribute to the scientific and business needs of the company.
  • Maintain a high ethical standard and a commitment to producing high quality work.
  • Report results of the group to head of department and senior management.
  • Present data at internal and external meetings and conferences to peers and subject leaders in the field.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication and documents for patent applications, regulatory authorities and external collaborators.
  • Responsible for ensuring all scientific or proprietary data is submitted to PatentSafe or recorded in appropriate official documentation.

Key skills and requirements:

  • A graduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent level qualification) in a relevant science
  • Relevant, practical industry experience in authoring cell culture/upstream/downstream reports
  • A sound understanding of basic biopharmaceutical process development activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of managing multiple projects
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and work under pressure
  • Good attention to detail
  • Highly motivated

Person Specification:

  • Industry experience in authoring cell culture/upstream/downstream projects/activities with substantial relevant experience
  • A good knowledge and experience of developing biopharmaceutical based technologies
  • A highly motivated, enthusiastic, positive attitude

About Process Research & Development

The Process R&D group has a core function within Manufacturing Development. It consists of experienced scientists and engineers that have extensive expertise in all aspects of upstream and downstream development. PR&D take processes from the laboratory “bench” scale and apply process expertise and engineering fundamentals for systematic evaluation, optimisation and understanding for delivery to Manufacturing. As the focus shifts towards delivering processes and materials to support our LentiVector® platform products through later-stage development and market supply, PR&D is well positioned to ensure our products are manufactured using processes that are scalable, robust and reproducible as well as commercially viable and regulatory compliant.

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