AAV Research Scientist - Hertfordshire

  • Salary: £30,000 - £40,000
  • REF Number: 00042537
  • Consultant: Jason Johal
  • Contact: 01438 723500
  • Date Published: 19.07.2018
  • Closed Date: 12.09.2018
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Location: Home Counties, South East
  • Discipline: Research And Development, Biotechnology

Jason Johal is recruiting for an experienced Research Scientist to join a cell & gene therapy company focused on the development and commercialisation of gene therapies for debilitating disorders based on a next-generation AAV gene therapy platform. This is a permanent role based in Hertfordshire and offers an excellent salary between £30,000 - £40,000 and a good benefits package.

The company

The organisation has a strong reputation for their technical and strategic expertise within the cell and gene therapy market across Europe and places a strong emphasis on innovation, ability to make a difference to the patients, as well as the ability to apply your skills and develop new ones by collaborating with a multidisciplinary team. They will provide you with promising and exiting research projects in an environment that strongly values your development.

The Role

You will be focused on the execution of preclinical AAV studies using various in vitro and in vivo model systems related to AAV gene therapy development and deliver high-value data and support all aspects of AAV-based gene therapy projects. Partnering with other internal teams, especially CMC you will develop translational preclinical packages for gene therapy clinical candidates and support work involving external collaborations and Contract Research Organisations (CROs). Working on the Identification and development of new AAV Applications you will set an example to other colleagues, and train junior staff in appropriate techniques.

Your Background

You will hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (or equivalent) and will have scientific training and a background in one or more of the following areas: cell and gene therapy, cell biology or transfection and transduction experiments for in vitro candidate screening. With hands on experience performing and analysing biochemical/molecular biology assays you will also have an understanding of one or more areas of the following: advanced cell biology, in vitro disease modelling, cell-based assays, co-culture systems, ex vivo tissue processing and histology. A high-level knowledge and experience AAV gene therapy and a broad knowledge of the drug discovery process are preferred.

For more information or to apply for this Research Scientist position, please contact Jason Johal on 01438 723 500 or jjohal@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, please click on the link below to apply online now. Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference ST42537 in all correspondence.

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