Oxford Genetics’ mission is to pioneer technologies that streamline the discovery, development and production of biologics, cell and gene therapies. This is enabled through cutting edge bioinformatics and automation platforms that drive the design of complex biological systems. Examples of this approach include the development of optimised platforms for the discovery, engineering and production of antibodies; the creation of improved viral vectors, packaging and production cell lines for lentivirus and rAAV manufacture; and high-throughput automated CRISPR cell line engineering and screening.
We are in a phase of rapid expansion and are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic scientists and engineers to join the team and help facilitate the next stage of our development as a company. We aim to be both innovative and entrepreneurial in everything we do – join us and contribute to this exciting journey!
The Gene Editing team at Oxford Genetics uses of variety of technical approaches to develop genetically engineered cell lines for a range of applications, including reagent verification, basic biology studies and complex disease modelling. In addition, the team carries out activities related to CRISPR-based screening – from bioinformatic design through to library construction and verification, and to pooled and arrayed screens. This position will be responsible for the research, development and operational activities in the Gene Editing division at Oxford Genetics.
Oxford Genetics is carrying out a large number of complex gene editing related projects that require extensive operational capabilities, whilst also developing novel applications/approaches to address unmet market needs. This position will be responsible for managing the strategic direction of this area, working together with the Senior Leadership Team. It is therefore essential that the appointee has a high-level understanding of how gene editing/CRISPR is applied to expedite the understanding of basic biology, to interrogate biological processes and to facilitate translational biology, but also has a vision to future opportunities, and a pragmatic/systematic view on how to get there.
A background in commercial science and in setting up new processes and developing market-focused technologies would be highly advantageous.
In addition to undertaking the duties above, the post-holder will be expected to fully adhere to the following:
Code of Conduct and Quality
Health & Safety
Confidentiality and Data Security
25 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays, Pension with matched employer contribution to 7%, Health Insurance, Group Life Cover, Glasses Vouchers and a friendly working environment in an exciting and expanding young company.
We have offices in the UK and USA. This role will be located at The Oxford Science Park, just 4 miles south east of Oxford, with parking and good public transport links from Oxford. Our UK office address is: Oxford Genetics Ltd, Robert Robinson Avenue, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4HG.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom without sponsorship.
Please send a CV. Your CV should include evidence that demonstrates how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks. Your application will be judged on the basis of how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria stated in the job description. Internal applicants apply directly to the HR Manager’s e-mail account.
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DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY
We provide all our staff with a welcoming and inclusive workplace that enables and empowers everyone to develop and deliver professional excellence. We recognise diversity is vital for innovation and creativity and value each individual’s contribution. Entry into employment with Oxford Genetics and further progression will be determined by personal merit and the application of criteria related to the duties of the role. The ability to perform the role will be the primary consideration on entry into employment and to successfully pass probation.
The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work in the UK, proof of identity, references and health assessment.
Salary: Competitive + Benefits, dependent on experience
Hours: Full Time – Office and Laboratory based
Closing Date: Monday 18 March 2019
Strictly No Agencies