Autolus – Senior Scientist, Cell Line Development

This position focuses on the construction/development of highly productive/robust GMP manufacturing cell lines making gamma-retroviral and/or Lentiviral vectors.   Experience of mammalian expression systems to produce recombinant molecules (esp. Lentiviral/gamma-retroviral vectors). Experience of flow cytometry and its use in cell line development, measurement of viral titre by transduction and familiarity with advanced molecular biology (esp. NGS genomic DNA sequencing) are also required.

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Open Faculty Position, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (CBE) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seeks outstanding applicants for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at any level. Applicants should have a PhD in chemical engineering or a closely related discipline, a record of excellence in research, and a commitment to teaching and working with a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students.
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The Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub Academic Feasibility Studies Call, 2021-22

UKRI-eligible academic researchers are invited to submit proposals for feasibility studies that test or demonstrate the potential of new approaches, tools, technologies, analytics, data analysis and management, or process operations, or activities that broaden the impact of current work into new areas.
The Hub will provide £20-45k to support projects of 3 to 6 months duration, funds can be used towards Directly Incurred costs: salary (recently submitted PhD students when studentship funding has come to an end, staff, RAs, PDRAs or technicians), consumables and small travel items, but not overheads and estates costs.
Studies should fit the remit of the FTHM Hub and successful projects are expected to generate tangible outputs that could include one or more of the following:
·        Preliminary data that is then used to apply for further funding.
·        Publication or white paper that demonstrates study results in a wider context.
·        Proof-of-concept data that can be used to develop a business case
Funds Available: £20-45k
Closing date: 15th September 2021, 17:00 UK time

Fully Funded PhD Research Studentship between the University of Kent and LGC Limited

Towards a well-characterised, scalable and stable lentiviral vector construct 
Applications are invited for a fully funded 3 year PhD research studentship between the University of Kent and the National Measurement Laboratory (NML) at LGC Limited to investigate characterisation of gene therapy lentiviral vectors (LVVs) (co-funded by Kent and The Community for Analytical Measurement Science (CAMS)). The successful applicant will be expected to start in late September 2021. 

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Prof Mark Smales in the School of Biosciences; email

Further details HERE