Oxford BioMedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy and our work is helping to deliver life changing treatments.
Gene and cell therapy is the treatment of disease by the delivery of therapeutic DNA into a patient’s cells, providing long term and potentially curative treatments for a wide range of diseases. With the potential to transform medicine, the sector holds significant promise with the first commercial products now launched and others rapidly approaching the market.
We are looking to recruit a Scientist IV to cover maternity for a 12 month fixed term contract. The purpose of the role is to plan, execute and report laboratory-based experiments in accordance with scientific requirements, in alignment with department objectives.
The responsibilities of this role are:
Accountable for own performance in alignment with Cell Engineering Group (CEG) objectives and deadlines. Design and conduct experiments /investigations in accordance with correct methodologies and procedures under the direction of the Group Leader or senior scientist.
Ensure a high standard of record keeping and documentation of experiments and investigations in order that information is clearly captured and disseminated and reported.
Present scientific data at internal meetings and external venues such as conferences.
Will report to the Group Leader or his/her delegated grade 5 to 6 scientist.
Conduct research and technical support of the highest quality with projects mainly focused around those conducted within the CEG. However, this role may also assist in other wider Departmental/Company projects as the need arises.
Ensure experimental data is reported in a timely manner.
May be responsible for maintenance of a laboratory area and/or important equipment.
Personally responsible for the completion of tasks in relation to their criticality.
Conduct experimental work with a high regard for the safety of themselves and others.
Demonstrate excellent laboratory citizenship and assist with laboratory maintenance where required.
Writing and reviewing of departmental documentation and Research Operational Procedures (ROP’s).
To succeed, you will have:
Minimum BSc Degree programme level in a relevant Biological Science with additional relevant experience.
Knowledge in Virology and Gene Therapy would be an advantage.
Laboratory technical experience with particular emphasis on one or more of the following: Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, qPCR and Molecular Biology.
Attention to detail
Good organisational and time management skills
Able to prioritise workloads and work under pressure