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Research Scientist - Virologist


Posted on Mar 15, 2023 by Actalent

Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

New Opportunity in Oxford!

Our client is a global Biotechnology company who are looking for a Molecular Biologist/Virolgist to join the team.


  • Give input to the strategy and develop and conduct laboratory work involved in the design, construction, growth, and evaluation of viral vector vaccine candidates
  • Keep up to date on the field of immunotherapeutics, and review and suggest new approaches, alternative laboratory methods, or new studies to improve the outcome of a given Vaccitech objective
  • Perform quality control assays on research-grade viral vectored vaccine preparations (physical titer, infectious titer, sequence verification, transgene expression)
  • Maintain and evaluate both mammalian and bacterial cell cultures for growth conditions, DNA purification and viral vector production, and interpret and present the data in a concise and orderly fashion.
  • Assist in studies to optimise the ability to manufacture viral-vectored vaccines, such as evaluation of alternative transfection systems, host or vector gene deletions or insertions, viral culture yield, systems for viral growth, etc.
  • Evaluate and perform analytic assays to determine the quality, yield, stability, etc. of specific candidates or of specific manufacturing process conditions as required
  • Assist in ordering supplies, making reagents and maintaining the laboratory in order to conduct necessary experiments.
  • Work under GRP (good research practice) conditions, with the appropriate requisite training and documentation
  • Participate in the development and conduct of laboratory meetings, and give presentations inside and outside the company as required
  • Attend at least one relevant scientific meeting/course per year to continue educational advancement.


  • Virology and/or Molecular Biology experience
  • Research knowledge
  • Previously worked with vaccines or viruses
  • Master's degree with 4 years minimum laboratory experience

Job Details:

  • Permanent role
  • Full time - 40 hours per week
  • Onsite
  • Package comes with salary

Job Title: Research Scientist - Virologist

Location: Oxford, UK

Job Type: Permanent

Trading as Aerotek. Allegis Group Limited. No Allegis Group Limited operates as an Employment Business and Employment Agency as set out in the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Aerotek and Actalent Services are companies within the Allegis Group network of companies (collectively referred to as "Allegis Group"). Aerotek, Actalent Services, Aston Carter, EASi, Talentis Solutions, TEKsystems, Stamford Consultants and The Stamford Group are Allegis Group brands. If you apply, your personal data will be processed as described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice.

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Reference: 2511713051


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