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Team Leader - Analytical Development

Team Leader, Analytical (Development) - Harwell Campus - £45,000 - £65,000 pa


Company Description
The Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) has been established to provide the UK's first strategic vaccine development and advanced manufacturing capability.

VMIC will fast track development and manufacture of early stage vaccine products, as well as serve as the UK's response capability to produce vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.

They have already taken a leading role in the Government's national response to COVID-19.


New starters can expect to join an exciting fast paced organisation, with ambitious growth plans.

With a flat structure, employees will have exposure to senior leaders and be part of an organisation that has a start-up mentality but is backed by UK Government, and industry and academic founders.


Working through collaborative ventures with industry, academia and NGOs, VMIC will ultimately strengthen and innovate the UK's vaccines sector.

Their state-of-the-art vaccines manufacturing facility will be located on the renowned Harwell Science and Innovation Campus near Didcot in Oxfordshire.


Job Description
The Analytical Team Leader will be responsible for running of analytical processing, including design, development and validation of analytical methodology whilst managing and building a small team of development scientists to support the manufacture of novel vaccines.

You will help support the establishment of the analytical development laboratories, be responsible for leading development activities having oversight and project management responsibility for workload, setting KPI's and supporting the strategy set by the Head of P&AD (Process & Analytical Development).


You will lead projects within the business unit including planning, scheduling, executing and reporting to achieve set targets.

Assisting the Head of P&AD in the procurement of upstream development equipment and supporting external clients with the delivery of project updates and reporting.


Personal Specification
In order to be considered for the role candidates will need to have analytical development and having worked in a Biochemistry, Viral Vector, Vaccine or similar environment.

You will bring a good understanding of a wide range of bioprocessing analytical techniques; cell-based assays, qPCR, SDS PAGE, flow cytometry, Western blot analysis, ELISA and HPLC.

You will need to be excellent communicator and leader of teams thriving on an opportunity to play a pivotal role in VMIC's establishment, and its mission to serve as the UK's vaccine accelerator.


Apply - Submit
If you are interested in this opportunity then please send your CV and/or Cover Letter to craig@blackfieldassociates.com or call Craig Bridgland on +442392 322346.


Equal Opportunities
VMIC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other protected characteristic.

We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and without discrimination.



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