Senior Research Scientist - GMP Process Development

The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.

The Jenner Institute is seeking to appoint an experienced Senior Research Scientist to support the Transmission-blocking malaria vaccine development group, led by Professor Sumi Biswas.


Your main responsibility will be to lead the GMP process development of vaccines within the Transmission-blocking malaria vaccine programme. You will also support and supervise the on-going program of vaccine development within the transmission-blocking malaria group, with a particular emphasis on virus like particle (VLP) production.


The Biswas Group at the Jenner Institute is focused on developing innovative transmission-blocking vaccine (TBV) candidates against the sexual and mosquito-stages of the malaria parasite, testing them in pre-clinical studies and aims to progress the most promising candidates to clinical trials. The group’s translational activity is underpinned by a strong programme of pre-clinical work, seeking to design and validate future generations of vaccines. We aim to foster scientific excellence within a friendly, open and free-thinking environment. This post will provide highly valuable scientific leadership for the GMP product development projects undertaken by the Biswas group.


You will be highly organised, self-motivated, competent and capable of working independently, whilst you will also have good interpersonal skills enabling you to interact effectively and productively with others. The ability to interpret and analyse complex scientific data, carry out research, produce, document and present data accurately is essential. Good computer skills are needed.


You will have a PhD in a relevant biological subject and significant proven experience in protein/VLP production and GMP process development. Experience of supervision and training of postgraduate students and other post-doctoral scientists. The research will involve molecular biology, protein production and analysis, and sterile cell culture techniques.


This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 24 months in the first instance.


Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to: sumi.biswas@ndm.ox.ac.uk.


You will also be required to upload a CV and supporting statement together with the on-line application form which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.


Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 3 June 2019 will be considered.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-140670

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