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Senior Scientist - Virology posted by Next Phase Recruitment Limited

Full-Time
Central London
£40,000 - £50,000 / year

Job Description

A pioneering company who are at the centre of the Cell & Gene Therapy sector are seeking a Senior Scientist to join their Viral Vector development Group based in Central London.   They are recruiting for a Senior Scientist with a background in virology and a good understanding of the biology of viruses.  The reason for this is you will be overseeing a small team of engineers and their need is for a good biologist to direct them, oversee their day to day activities and marry engineering concepts with Biology.
 
The Role of Senior Scientist:
 
As a Senior Scientist you will be providing leadership in the laboratories with responsibility for directing more junior colleagues and driving project forwards to deliver these on time.  But crucially have influence on the design of projects, design experimental programmes, lead a small team and use your science.
 
Responsibilities includes:

Contribute to the design of projects, working with the Director and Lead Scientists to establish these
Manager a team of up to 5 scientists – direct their science, problem solve and ensure results are delivered
Managing multiple projects in the laboratory, driving these forwards to deliver these on time
Work with Lead Scientists and Programme managers to support pricing and planning of proposals for potential collaborators
Support Business Development during the scoping of new projects.
Take responsibility for the quality & standards of research 
This is an excellent opportunity where you will be able to apply your science in an innovative environment at the cutting edge for develop of Cell & Gene Therapies with excellent career potential.
 
Required Skills and Expertise:

PhD in relevant area is essential, e.g. Virology
Experience of leading research teams in this area
Understanding of the biology of viruses
Screening, analytical, cell biology and molecular biology expertise
Cell culture of human and / or mammalian cell lines essential 
 
Company Overview:
 
The company’s aim is to advance the cell & gene therapy sector to make the UK the place to commercialise these life changing therapies.  They have the capabilities to take a therapy from the discovery phases, across the translational gap to the clinic and then through clinical trials to launch.  Using their R&D expertise to achieve this along with their drive for innovation and continuously adopting the latest and most effective approaches.  To completement their R&D efforts they have world class clinical operations, regulatory, health economics and market access expertise.  Added to this they have developed a unique and highly successful GMP manufacturing facility based in Stevenage where collaborators can manufacture their therapies for clinical trial and commercial use.
 
They have a strong culture that is focused on collaborative and innovative working to deliver these life changing therapies to patients.  As a company they offer excellent career development opportunities through their L&D programme that not only gives you the skills to advance your career but creates opportunities to take the step forwards to utilise them in a new position.  Added to this they are continuing to expand as the demand for their expertise increases and they explore new areas of the sector

Reference Number

212729407

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