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Senior Scientist - Viral Vector

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2023

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Biology, Molecular Biology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are currently looking for a Senior Scientist - Viral Vector to join a leading Biotechnology company based in the Oxfordshire area. As the Senior Scientist - Viral Vector you will be responsible for developing new approaches to generate viral vectors including Adenoviral Vectors (AAVs)

This is a great opportunity for an expert molecular biology and cell culture with experience working with gene therapies, immunotherapeutics, or vaccines to join a rapidly growing company with huge opportunities for growth and development.


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

1. You will perform genetic engineering and characterisation of viruses, customise shuttle plasmids for generation of recombinant viral vectors, and recover viral vectors from cell cultures transfected with viral genomes.

2. You will have the opportunity to take the lead on early preclinical assessment of suitable candidates and design in-vitro, and in vivo studies.

3. You will apply your knowledge in virology / molecular biology to clone viral genomes into plasmid of BAC vectors using different techniques.

4. You will prepare different study reports for leadership and manuscripts for scientific journals and publications.


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

1. Relevant PhD in Molecular Biology / Virology / or Biological Sciences.

2. Proven industry experience in a Biotech/Pharma setting.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with Viral Vector research and molecular cloning/genetic engineering,

Key Words: Viral Vector | Vaccine | Immunotherapy | Immunotherapeutics | Gene Therapy | Cell Therapy | Virology | Molecular Biology | Genetic Engineering | Molecular Cloning | Cloning | AAV | Adenoviral Vector | Adenoviral Vectors | PhD | Genomic Sequencing | In-Vitro | In-Vivo | Preclinical | Pre-Clinic

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
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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Company info
0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill

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