Biologics Production Scientist

Posted 10 November by Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Oxford Nanopore Technologies is headquartered at the Oxford Science Park outside Oxford, UK, with satellite offices and a commercial presence in many global locations across the US, APAC and Europe.

Oxford Nanopore employs from multiple subject areas including nanopore science, molecular biology and applications, informatics, engineering, electronics, manufacturing and commercialisation. The management team, led by CEO Dr Gordon Sanghera, has a track record of delivering disruptive technologies to the market.

Oxford Nanopore's sequencing platform is the only technology that offers real-time analysis, in fully scalable formats from pocket to population scale, that can analyse native DNA or RNA and sequence any length of fragment to achieve short to ultra-long read lengths. Our goal is to enable the analysis of any living thing, by anyone, anywhere!

We are looking for an experienced individual to join our Biologics Production team as a Biologics Production Scientist to carry out the day to day production of kit and flowcell components.

The Details...

Reporting to the Biologics Manager, the successful candidate will undertake the day to day production of kit and flowcell components including, expression and purification of proteins, production of DNA/RNA analytes, tech transfer work such as process scale up and continuous process improvement. You'll also ensure batch records are accurately followed and carry out testing as required.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Equipment management including liaising with the manufacturer
  • Continuous improvement and troubleshooting
  • Production data tracking
  • Updating BPs and item specifications
  • Raising Change Note, Deviation, CAPA and Non-conformance
  • General lab maintenance
  • Batch records review

What We're Looking For...

We'll expect you to have relevant laboratory experience, ideally within a chemistry, biochemistry or pharmaceutical environment or in large scale protein, DNA, or chemicals processing. You should have a working knowledge of chemical, biochemical or molecular biology techniques as appropriate for the specific area and be familiar with GMP and GLP. Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies would also be beneficial.

We're looking for an individual who is well organised, resilient under pressure with a good eye for detail and who likes to take a systematic approach to work. This role will suit someone who is quality and process driven, team orientated, responsive to customer needs and who wants to influence change positively and effectively. A BSc or equivalent relevant experience is required.

We offer outstanding benefits to include an attractive bonus, generous pension contributions, private healthcare and an excellent starting salary. Based within beautiful, landscaped surroundings with tree-lined walks, water features and a lake, all of which make for a wonderful working environment.

If you are looking to utilise your skills to really make a difference to humankind, then consider joining our team and apply today!

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Reference: 51602415

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