Downstream Senior Scientist

Industry Sector Biotechnology
Location UK, South East


Downstream Senior Scientist 

Location: Oxford

Contract: Full-Time and Permanent (Monday - Friday)

Sector: Biotechnology

Salary: Competitive

Do you have experience in downstream processing? Do you have expertise in viral vector purification? We have an exciting opportunity available with a biotechnology company in Oxford. Our client is looking to onboard a Senior Scientist with extensive industry experience who can take the lead in a downstream processing role.

The Role 

As a Senior Scientist within the MSAT team, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing and optimizing bench / pilot scale processes for viral vector platforms,
  • Contributing to the development and scaling up of manufacturing processes,
  • Line management of downstream processing scientists.

Skills and Experience Needed 

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • At least 5 years of laboratory experience within a biotechnology / pharmaceutical company (essential)
  • Existing UK work eligibility (essential)
  • Previous experience within downstream processing (e.g., chromatography, tangential flow filtration, depth filtration) (essential)
  • Line management experience (essential)
  • Expertise in enveloped viral vector purification (essential)
  • Previous experience troubleshooting issues related to viral vector purification (essential)
  • GMP experience (desired)
  • Expertise in Quality Management Systems (QMS) and root cause analysis (desired)

The Package 

Our client is offering this opportunity on a full-time, permanent basis. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package is offered. 

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