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Research Scientist

Oxfordshire   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Research Scientist Virologist

9-12 month contract (maternity cover)


£45,000 per annum

Cpl Life Sciences are partnering with a Research and Development pharmaceutical company who are recruiting for a Research Scientist within Virologist to support with the development of products and vaccines.

Key Responsibilities;

· 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 immunotherapeutic, review and suggest new approaches, alternative laboratory methods

· Perform characterisation and quality control assays on viral vectored vaccine preparations (physical titer, infectious titer, sequence verification, transgene expression, immunogenicity)

· 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 optimize 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

· Evaluate and perform analytic assays to determine the quality, yield, stability, etc. of specific candidates or of specific manufacturing process conditions as required


  • PhD or degree within a scientific related subject
  • Designing of experiments and conducting research using a variety of methodologies; e.g. design and cloning of mammalian expression cassettes, PCR, DNA sequence interpretation, ELISA, Western blot, viral growth curves, viral titers, transfections
  • Experience with growing and manipulating the virus
  • Experience of working in a laboratory with one or more virus outside of education

For more information please contact amy.goddard@cpl.com

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2303-512205
  • Posted: 13th March 2023
  • Expires: 10th April 2023

Cpl Life Sciences

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