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Oxford Biomedica’s Process R&D team 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 delivery to Manufacturing.
We are currently recruiting for a Principal Scientist / Team Lead, Analytical to join the team. The purpose of this role is to lead a team of Scientists and Laboratory Technicians and effectively co-ordinate the daily activities to ensure PR&D timelines are met, whilst maintaining compliance with GLP/GMP & safety regulations.
Your responsibilities in this role would be:
Responsible for the line management of a team of analytical scientists and laboratory technicians; including managing performance, motivating the team and carrying out recruitment activities.
Manage and prioritise the team’s workload and results, ensuring results are delivered on time and at appropriate levels of quality.
Perform assays, report results and QC check assays for release in accordance with local rules.
Review and approve training records, and where appropriate organize and conduct training.
Contribute to and/or lead trouble shooting and technical investigations.
Contribute to and/or lead both departmental and company initiatives/projects.
Write, review and approve PR&D Policies, SOPs, forms and technical reports.
Responsible for ensuring the GLP (and where necessary GMP) compliance of the laboratory and equipment.
Ensure all direct reports or persons involved in projects are fully trained and maintain a high standard of record keeping and documentation of experiments so that information is clearly captured, disseminated and reported.
Maintain awareness of upcoming technologies, and keep up to date with current literature and thinking.
Promote appropriate, effective communication within team, with members of other departments, and with external collaborators.
Contribute to cross departmental activities and provide expert advice and technical input where needed.
Maintain a safe working environment by ensuring appropriate H&S training, risk assessments and COSHH assessments are in place.
To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:
BSc, MSc or PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant Bioscience with an appropriate level of relevant laboratory experience.
Previous experience of working within an industrial analytical laboratory environment is beneficial.
Laboratory technical experience in one or more of the following areas: cell culture, qPCR or ELISA.
Good understanding of lentiviral vectors (or other gene therapy vectors), and associated product quality attributes.
Line management experience.
A sound understanding of basic biopharmaceutical process development activities.
In-depth knowledge of the regulatory requirements for analytical work (e.g. product specifications, stability testing guidelines etc) is required.
Understanding of laboratory health and safety requirements to ensure reports and junior staff adhere to these.
Ability to work within GLP/GMP environment and maintain compliance.
Familiarisation with GMP work practices would be a benefit.
Experience of managing multiple projects
Attention to detail
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Able to prioritise workloads and work under pressure
Highly motivated and enthusiastic
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