Manufacturing Scientist DNA


  • Full Time

About Us

Do you want to work with a team that is changing science and enabling the next generation of genetic medicines?

The stellar growth in cell and gene therapy has accelerated the need for a better quality, faster and more robust DNA manufacturing technology.

Touchlight has created a new DNA vector for use in advanced genetic medicines that is safer and more efficacious than conventional plasmid DNA. Our unique platform also enables DNA production at unprecedented scale, speed and purity.

We believe that DNA is fundamental to the future of medicine and our CDMO has a focus on the following areas:

  • Nucleic acid medicines (mRNA and DNA).
  • Ex-vivo and in-vivo cell and genetic medicines.
  • Gene therapy using viral vectors and gene editing.
  • Autologous and allogenic cell therapy.

Role Overview

Touchlight is currently seeking an experienced scientist to join the Manufacturing Team.

Our Manufacturing Scientists are responsible for the generation of client and collaborator production requests for dbDNA at either feasibility grade or GMP. This includes responsibilities to work within and to develop standards of QMS and H&S.

Key activities will include manufacturing dbDNA at both, feasibility and GMP grades, applying best practices and regulatory guidance, ensuring and maintaining high standards of H&S, adhering to all documentation created for GMP and feasibility grade products and maintaining Quality Management System by timely raising and investigating Deviations, CAPAs and Change Controls.

This is an exciting, fast-paced environment suited to self-motivated, organised, conscientious and highly accurate individuals, who can contribute to and successfully work in a multi-talented and compliance orientated team.

Skills and Experience

  • A background in a scientific discipline, ideally at degree level
  • 2 + years’ experience working within a GMP environment, preferably in a CDMO
  • Good IT skills including the use of software like SnapGene or Lasergene; good knowledge of Microsoft Office; ability to update production databases, stock control systems or ERP
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow SOPs and to complete Manufacturing Documentation (lab books, forms, logbooks, process instructions)
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good team player
  • Proactive and able to organize their own work with continuous improvement mind set
  • Reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated; willing to adapt to fast changing environment
  • Ensuring and maintaining high standards of H&S

Touchlight Benefits

Touchlight is a successful scale-up business with a record of world-leading innovation and a welcoming, entrepreneurial culture. We make Touchlight an extraordinary place to work by providing our employees with incredible facilities, flexible working and a competitive benefits and remuneration package.

A Place for Everyone

We believe diversity drives innovation and for that reason we strongly encourage those from all backgrounds to apply for roles at Touchlight. We are an equal opportunity employer and aim to build a workforce that is truly representative of the communities in which we operate and our customers.

If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please speak with the HR team who will be happy to support you.

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