Technician Scientist Apprenticeship - Cell and Gene Therapy

Oxford Biomedica (Uk) Limited
Windrush Court, Transport Way, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 6LT
£16,000.00 annually
16 Mar 2021
06 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The Technician Scientist apprenticeship will train individuals as an Analytical Scientist, Process Research Scientist or Biotechnologist.

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.

Responsibilities may include:
  • 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, Analytical Services, Manufacturing, MSAT, Process Research & Development and laboratory teams as required
  • An Apprentice within OXB will be trained to perform a range of procedures to support the development, manufacturing or testing of the products produced by OXB. The Apprentice will also engage in the day-to-day running of the laboratories or manufacturing suites 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
  • 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
  • Positive attitude, growth mind-set and a commitment to develop within a growing regulated industry

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
  • Additional pay for worked Bank Holidays, plus pension and health cover
  • 28 days per year, excluding Bank Holidays
  • 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//
  • All applications to be made through Apprenticeship vacancies
  • Do not contact the employer

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