Senior Scientist Analytical Development

Industry Sector Biotechnology
Location UK, South East
Salary Competitive


Senior Scientist – Analytical Development

Location – Oxfordshire

Sector – Biology

Salary – Competitive

Full time, permanent role

Our client is a cutting-edge biological therapeutics company based in Oxfordshire, who are offering an opportunity based around leading the development and optimisation of flow-cytometry assays for the measurement and characterisation of complex biologics. This position is a great opportunity for a flow-cytometry expert with strong experience in the field of complex biological molecules, from an MSc/PhD background with relevant industry experience.


The Role

This position is suitable for individuals with a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science, Biological or Chemical Engineering or a related field and some relevant industry laboratory experience in the analysis of complex biological molecules, or alternatively a similar BSc/MSc alongside considerable direct laboratory experience as described. As a senior scientist, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Flow-Cytometry assay method development for the measurement of complex biologics and therapeutics,
  • Becoming the Subject Matter Expert on Flow-Cytometry, overseeing the maintenance according to SOPs, and training other users,
  • Aiding microscopy projects with external partners,
  • Assisting technical transfer and validation within cGMP facilities,
  • Ensuring GMO/ACDP regulations are followed.






Skills and Experience Needed

An ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological or Chemical Engineering, or a related field, with some relevant industry laboratory experience analysing complex biological molecules,
  • Candidates who have built a strong career in an industrial biotherapeutic laboratory with a BSc/MSc will also be considered
  • Extensive flow-cytometry industry experience: developing, transferring, qualifying, and validating methods for biological therapeutics is essential,
  • Microscopy experience is beneficial,
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidance in the field of assay qualification/validation and analytical techniques,
  • Experience in applying DoE (Design of Experiments) to improve analytical assays would be beneficial,
  • Other biological assay development experience, e.g. qPCR, cell-based assays, bioassays, ELISA, Ultra-Centrifugations, or other similar techniques is beneficial,
  • Expertise in the interpretation of analytical data, including understanding of statistical methods and the ability to use data analysis software proficiently is essential.









The Package

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


To Apply

For additional information or to submit an application, please contact Sam Coxon on 07789 695548 or email your CV to

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