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This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious science student to gain first-hand experience in gene therapy development and manufacturing. Working with the process development team, you will be involved in production, purification and analysis of viral vectors used within cell and gene therapy industry. The successful candidate will have opportunity to work with cutting edge equipment and technologies within a team of dedicated scientists and engineers.
Mammalian cell culture for suspension cell lines in aseptic conditions
Maintenance, preparation, operation and cleaning of bioreactors
Preparation of buffers and reagents used throughout the process
Purification and concentration of viral vectors using chromatography and filtration
Quantification of viral vectors using qPCR, ELISA and cell-based assays
Qualitative assessment of biological molecules and data analysis
Working towards a degree in biology, for example biotechnology, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, or chemistry, for example biochemistry or related life science degree
Lab work experience relevant to biological R&D, either academic or industrial
Ability to follow established protocols with flexibility to work on experimental methods
Theoretical or practical understanding of biopharmaceutical industry and R&D
Excellent communication, reporting, organisation and time management skills
Enthusiastic and ambitious
Positive attitude and eagerness to learn new skills
Diligence, attention to detail and analytical mindset
The Host Company
The host company, a leader in synthetic biology, is a specialist contract research organisation offering services to support the discovery, development and production of biologics and cell and gene therapies. A unifying theme across the portfolio is expertise in designing DNA, optimising expression of proteins, cell line development and improving viral delivery systems. The company is located within purpose-fitted laboratories. Currently in a phase of rapid expansion, this company will offer a truly rewarding experience.