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Scientist II, Maternity Cover, Computer Aided Biology (CAB)

Date: 20-Jan-2023

Location: Oxford, GB

Company: oxfordbiom

We are at the centre of the rapidly growing cell and gene therapy sector. We deliver life-changing therapies to patients, and so can you.


We are currently recruiting for a Scientist II as a fixed term maternity cover within the CAB Team within our Platform Research Group. This position will give you experience working with state-of-the-art lab automation systems positioning you at the intersection of Computer Science and Biology.


The CAB team works collaboratively to design, implement & continuously improve automated lab workflows using programmable robotic instruments in the lab and automated data analysis pipelines in the office.


Your responsibilities in this role would be:

  • Design and carry out experiments for internal platform development as well as external client work.
  • Ensure a high standard of record keeping and documentation of all work.
  • Carry out data analysis and write clear & succinct reports to appropriate deadlines.
  • Presentation of scientific data at internal meetings.
  • Use, maintain and contribute to the optimisation of automated lab instruments.
  • Organise your day-to-day work and appropriately prioritise multiple work-streams.


To be successful in this role, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to a minimum of BSc Degree in a relevant discipline, or basic experience of working in a related environment.
  • Evidence of competency in performing laboratory tasks and general experimental procedures.
  • Some knowledge of good analytical method design & development.
  • Display a high level of good lab citizenship including high regard for laboratory health and safety requirements.
  • Keen interest in technology and desire to innovate.
  • Effective communicator.


Knowledge and/or experience in the following topics is also desirable:

  • Experience with qPCR, ELISA, molecular biology, or mammalian cell culture.
  • Using automated lab equipment (e.g. programmable liquid handlers & robotics)
  • Automated data analysis & visualisation
  • Programming languages
  • Laboratory regulatory guidelines e.g. GLP, GCP, GMP
  • Virology and gene therapy


We are an innovative leading viral vector specialist focused on delivering life changing therapies to patients.

Our innovative solutions and proven expertise allow us and our customers, the biotech and biopharma industry, to deliver life-saving therapies to reach even more patients.


The success of cell and gene therapy products transforms outcomes for millions of people suffering from some of the world’s worst diseases and medical conditions.


We work together, motivated to make a difference, and so can you.



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