Higher Apprenticeship, Technician Scientist, Cell and Gene Therapy - Multiple roles

Oxford Biomedica (Uk) Limited
Windrush Court, Watlington Road, Oxford, OX4 6LT
£16,000.00 annually
04 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Science / Research
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Main Role:

The Technician Scientist in Cell & Gene Therapy will be performing scientific experimentation, and laboratory investigations across the Research & Development of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs). They will use specialised technical skills and advanced scientific techniques following procedures associated with their organisations operational plans to deliver as part of a wider professional team. They operate within a highly regulated environment because of the need to control quality and safety of Advanced Therapies and use their awareness of the research context to contribute to the proposal of new scientific ideas.

Specific responsibilities may include:
  • Performing in process, QC release and stability testing using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures and methods relevant to the development of Advanced Therapies.
  • Performing controlled cleaning of laboratories, and specialised equipment in accordance with approved standard operating procedures.
  • Designing experiments, reporting results and the accurate recording of technical data in accordance with good practice and approved Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Reporting results and the accurate recording of technical data in accordance with good practice and approved Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Operating highly technical equipment, including but not limited to analytical instruments, automation, bioreactors, biological incubators, laminar air flow cabinets, centrifuges and cryogenic storage vessels.
  • Communicating with a wide range of scientific and non-scientific colleagues within the organisation such as Quality Control, Quality Assurance and laboratory teams as required.

A Scientist within OXB will be trained to perform a range of analytical tests and experimental procedures. The Scientist will also engage in the day-to-day running of the laboratory including controlled temperature monitoring, instrument calibration, control verification, scheduled cleaning and participate in continuous improvement activities, enabling OXB to improve its systems and procedures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Reliability, integrity and respect of confidentiality on work related and personal matters
  • Responsibility for your work and accountability for the impact of your work on others
  • Positive attitude, growth mind-set and a commitment to develop within a growing regulated industry
  • Ability to read, understand and follow detailed instructions to complete tasks accordingly
  • Ability to manage time effectively, being able to plan and complete work to schedule
  • Evidence of autonomy and ability to work effectively as part of a wider team

Personal qualities

  • Strong motivation to work in the industry of Advanced Therapies

Desired qualifications

You should possess a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) - grades A - C/9-4 including Science, maths and English

For entry to the Technician Scientist (Level 5) apprenticeship you must have a total of 80 UCAS points including preferably a B in A-Level Biology or equivalent. Alternative experience and qualifications will be considered.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, candidates will be able to apply for further positions.

Things to consider

The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace.

The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of personal time to study.

Please note that apprentices may have to work Bank Holidays, but they will receive payment for this in addition to their basic salary.

Please ensure you check out travel options to be able to commute to the workplace. See the following website: http//www.transportdirect.info

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