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Scientist III/IV, Process Development Analytics.

Date: 03-Mar-2023

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 an Analytical Scientist III/IV to join the Process Research & Development team. The purpose of this role is to plan, execute, and report the results of analytical assays, and to support other members of the Group as needed to aid the Group Leader in meeting Group/Department objectives.


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. PR&D performs a crucial technical role in Oxford Biomedica’s mission to deliver life-changing gene therapies to patients.


Your responsibilities in this role would be:

  • Performing analytical assays to support upstream and downstream process development activities, to inform process understanding and to deliver process characterisation activities.
  • Carrying out multiple laboratory-based assays (such as, but not limited to: ELISAs, plate-based assays, cell-based assays, flow cytometry, nucleic acid extractions and qPCR) each week and completing the data processing and reporting for these assays per the schedule.
  • Contributing to trouble shooting and technical investigations.
  • Contributing to the writing, revision and review SOPs and technical reports.
  • Working in accordance with the OXB quality management system.


We are looking for:

  • Minimum BSc Degree programme level, a postgraduate degree and/or relevant experience.
  • Practical experience in a range of bioprocess analytical techniques, such as but not limited to, cell-based assays, flow cytometry, nucleic acid extractions, qPCR, ELISA, and HPLC.
  • Cell culture and aseptic technique.
  • You to be innovative, creative, show initiative, collaborative, and have good general science management skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


About Us:

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