Scientific Assistant, Process Development

Date: 23 May 2024

Location: Oxford, GB

Company: oxfordbiom

We want you to feel inspired every day. We're future-focused and our business is growing. We succeed together through passion, commitment, and teamwork, and so can you.


We are currently recruiting for a Scientific Assistant to provide essential laboratory activities and services to the Process Development team.


Oxford Biomedica’s Process Development 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.


Your responsibilities in this role would be:


  • Preparing equipment for processing, including bioreactors, pH/DO probes, incubators, purification systems.
  • Receive deliveries, restocking & stock checking of consumables.
  • To carry out in-house preparation of tubing and connectors for processing.
  • Cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities.
  • Raising engineering requests and chaperone engineers whilst in the Laboratories.
  • Cell seeding and cell count activities for analytical assays.
  • To assist in maintaining the health and safety compliance as applicable.


We are looking for:


  • Educated to a minimum of GCSE or equivalent.
  • A genuine interest and drive to work in science.
  • The ability to think rationally and problem solve.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Highly organised and motivated with excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel & Outlook.


*Please note this is not considered an undergraduate opportunity at Oxford Biomedica.  Please see Scientist II, GMP Production Biotechnologist or other similar II level opportunities on our career site for these types of roles.



About Us:


Oxford Biomedica is a quality and innovation-led viral vector CDMO with a mission to enable its clients to deliver life changing therapies to patients around the world. One of the original pioneers in cell and gene therapy, we have more than 25 years of experience in viral vectors; the driving force behind the majority of gene therapies.


Oxford Biomedica collaborates with some of the world’s most innovative pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, providing viral vector development and manufacturing expertise in lentivirus, adeno-associated virus (AAV) and adenoviral vectors. Oxford Biomedica’s world-class capabilities span from early-stage development to commercialisation. These capabilities are supported by robust quality-assurance systems, analytical methods, and depth of regulatory expertise.


What's in it for you:


  • Highly competitive total reward packages
  • Wellbeing programmes
  • Development opportunities
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive colleagues
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment
  • Our values are: Deliver Innovation, Be Inspiring and Have Integrity
  • State of the art laboratory and manufacturing facilities


We want you to feel inspired every day. We are future-focused and our business is growing rapidly. We succeed together through passion, commitment, and teamwork, and so can you.


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