Process Research & Development (PR&D) is responsible for the development of world-class viral vector manufacturing processes for Oxford Biomedica’s proprietary products and partnered programmes.

We apply scientific and engineering principles to all aspects of upstream and downstream process development, to take processes from the laboratory to good manufacturing practice (GMP), clinical manufacturing and commercialisation.

PR&D performs a crucial technical role in Oxford Biomedica’s mission to deliver life-changing gene therapies to patients. Our key focus areas include:

  • the conception, assessment and implementation of novel technologies (process innovation)
  • process optimisation and scale-up
  • technology transfer to GMP manufacturing
  • process characterisation to support chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) regulatory submissions


Working within PR&D will give you the opportunity to see the life cycle of gene therapies from early stage laboratory-scale towards fully optimised large scale, GMP-ready processes.

Laboratory-based roles

  • Upstream, Downstream and Analytical Scientists
  • Laboratory Scientific Assistants
  • Sample Coordinators


Office-based roles

  • Technical Writers
  • Data Scientists


Training roles

  • PhD Students
  • Apprentices
  • Industry Placement Students


We operate a dynamic and fast-paced, but highly supportive team environment, which enables team members to be involved with different focus areas in accordance with their career aspirations.

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