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Scientist 2, Design and Discovery Group

24,971 P.A. ?
Oxford Biomedica

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Oxford BioMedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy and our work is helping to deliver life changing treatments.

Gene and cell therapy is the treatment of disease by the delivery of therapeutic DNA into a patient's cells, providing long term and potentially curative treatments for a wide range of diseases. With the potential to transform medicine, the sector holds significant promise with the first commercial products now launched and others rapidly approaching the market.

Our recent successes are driving significant growth. As such, we are looking to recruit a Scientist 2 to join our Early Development Group. Oxford Biomedica's Design and Discovery Group (DDG) is seeking to recruit a scientist to support our gene therapy programme. The company has a platform of exclusive and pioneering technologies on which are designed, developed and manufactured unique gene and cell-based medicines.

A highly motivated individual will work within this team-orientated group developing the next generation of gene therapy products. The successful candidates will be involved in:

* Support the development of our gene therapy programmes currently under development within the group
* Lentiviral vector production and characterisation
* Establishment and validation of functional assays
* Laboratory management
* Other activities within the Research Group

**Key skills and requirements:**

* Master degree in relevant Bioscience (e.g. molecular biology, virology or gene and cell therapies)
* Experience in lentiviral vector technology would be a distinct advantage, but not essential
* Relevant lab technical experience with particular emphasis on molecular biology, tissue culture and PCR-based techniques
* Experience in neurobiology advantageous
* Demonstrable excellent lab-based skills
* Demonstrable ability to work well in a team
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Knowledge in lentiviral vectors would be an advantage but not essential

**Key responsibilities and accountabilities:**

* Undertake experimental work including molecular biology, viral vector production and tissue culture for new and existing programmes as required
* Keep excellent experiment/data records
* Support other members of the team and the wider Research Group as required

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