Scientist II, ADQC

Date: 15 May 2024

Location: Oxford, GB

Company: oxfordbiom

We use science to save lives, and so can you.


We are currently recruiting for a Scientist II to join the Analytical Development & Quality Control (ADQC).  The purpose of this role is to perform and report laboratory-based experiments, in accordance with scientific or regulatory requirements.


Our AD&QC team supports the development of products through analytical testing to facilitate manufacturing, shelf life setting and process development, ensuring appropriate quality controls and use of analytics.  The QC Stability Officer role is office based.


Your responsibilities in this role would be:


  • Perform analytical testing as part of QC release and stability.
  • Timely and accurate completion of GxP paperwork.
  • Accountable for own performance in alignment with group objectives and deadlines.
  • Familiar with the principles of experimental design and implementation.
  • Flagging process improvement to management
  • Identifying non-conformances (OOS, OOE, CC) and completion under supervision.
  • Will report to the Group Leader or his/her delegated Grade 5 to 6 Scientist.
  • Personally responsible for the completion of tasks in relation to their criticality.
  • Joint responsibility for maintenance and compliance of a GxP laboratory area and GxP “housekeeping” procedures.
  • Work will be conducted in accordance with the OXB Quality Management system.
  • High regard for safety and display a high level of good laboratory citizenship.


We are looking for:


  • Educated to a minimum of BSc Degree in a relevant discipline, or basic experience of working in a related environment.
  • Laboratory technical experience with desirable experience in cell culture, qPCR & molecular biology either within the workplace or study environment.
  • Demonstrate competency in performing laboratory tasks and general experimental procedures.
  • Understanding of laboratory health and safety requirements.
  • Computer Literacy with MS Word, Excel & Outlook & Teams.
  • Some appreciation of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements e.g. GMP, GLP, GCP and/or Validation and Quality Management systems.
  • Some familiarity with the regulatory requirements for analytical work (e.g. product specifications, stability testing guidelines etc).
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work well in a team



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 reward packages
  • Wellbeing programmes
  • Development opportunities
  • A 35-hour working week
  • 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’re future-focused and our business is growing rapidly. We succeed together through passion, commitment, and teamwork, and so can you.


Collaborate. Contribute. Change lives


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