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Viral Vector Expert

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
£60000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2021

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HRS are currently looking for a Viral Vector Expert to join a leading cell and gene therapy company based in the London area. As the Viral Vector Expert you will be responsible for leading the development of new generation viral vector platforms and develop new strategies to support the cell and gene therapy in the UK.

This role will include leading multimillion projects as well as management of a small team. This role is not lab based but might require some lab based work at times.

This is an exciting opportunity for a viral vector expert with a strong background working in the development of ATMPs.


Your duties as the Viral Vector Expert will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will act as the subject matter expert for the development of viral vectors for gene therapy application.

2. You will lead development programmes focused on viral vectors (AAV and Lentivirus).

3. You will lead and work day to day with internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful completion of development programmes to support the UK cell and gene therapy industry.

4. You will deliver viral vector development projects through as well as generate and review experimental designs.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Viral Vector Expert we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a Biochemistry, Bioprocess, Biological Sciences. A PhD is advantageous.

2. Proven industry / academic experience in virology, focused on viral vectors (AAV, lentivirus) used in ex-vivo and in vivo modification.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with bioprocessing (upstream and downstream) activities / CMC / analytical process development / scale up etc.

Key Words: Viral Vectors / Subject Matter Expert / Cell and Gene Therapy / AAV / Lentivirus / DoE / Leadership / Influence / GMP / Upstream / Downstream / Scale Up / Management


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill
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