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Research Scientist - Virology

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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11 Oct 2022

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We are currently looking for a Research Scientist - Virology to join a fast growing Biotechnology company focused on the development of Vector based Vaccines against Oncology based in the Oxford area. As the Research Scientist - Virology you will be key member of the Vaccine development team focused on discovery and pre-clinical activities for the development of novel immuno-therapeutics.

This role would suit a Virologist with experience in researching and growing Cytomegalovirus or Beta Herpesvirus.


Your duties as the Research Scientist - Virology will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Support the development of viral vector vaccine candidates in the area of immunotherapeutics targeted against Oncology and Autoimmune diseases.

2. Develop Viral vector constructs through mammalian and bacterial cell culture, DNA purification and viral vector production as well as develop and perform analytical assays to determine the quality, yield and stability of immunotherapy candidates.

3. Characterise novel viral vector vaccines through QC assays such as physical and infectious titer, sequence verification and immunogenicity.

4. Work in a collaborative research environment within a well established Biotechnology company with a development portfolio of nine research programmes with global commercial partners such as AstraZeneca.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Research Scientist - Virology we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree (Recent PhD or MSc/BSc with industry experience) in the areas of Virology or Medicinal Sciences where you have hands on experience with growing Cytomegaloviruses (CMV) or Herpesviruses and understanding of their behaviour and biology.

2. Proven industry experience with Molecular and Cell Culture systems with techniques including but not limited to design and cloning mammalian expression cassettes, Viral vector design and development, transgene expression, PCR, DNA sequencing, ELISA and Western blotting

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with viral growth curves, viral titers and infection titers.

Key Words: Virology | Virologist | Cytomegalovirus | Herpesvirus | CMV | HCMV | Viral growth | Viral cell culture | Viral infection | physical titer | infectious titer | sequence verification | transgene expression | immunogenicity | Molecular Biology | Cell Culture | Viral Culture yield | Viral Vector Production

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


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
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