Full Time
Posted 5 days ago

Research Assistant

Salary: £20,000 – £30,000 + Free Parking + Annual Bonus + Dental Insurance + 25 Holidays + Bank Holidays

Location: Cambridge

The Requirements of the Research Assistant:

  • 2-3 years of laboratory experience working in areas such as Cell Culture, Culturing Primary Cells, Stem Cells, Cardiomyocytes, Sensory Neurons, Sensory progenitors etc.
  • Previous jobs could include: Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Technician, Research Assistant, Research Technician, Cell Culture Technician, Biology Technician or similar
  • Must also hold a relevant biological degree ideally at BSc or MSc level – You could have graduated within Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science
  • Extensive experience of culturing primary cells and or cell lines
  • Experience of maintaining/differentiating human stem cells, ideally induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Knowledge of cell based assays, immunocytochemistry and PCR
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly in order work independently
  • A high degree of attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Computer literate: Microsoft office programmes including word and Excel

The Position of Research Assistant:

  • Carry out high quality cell culture. To include generating, expanding, maintaining and banking cellular material in a timely fashion using proven laboratory protocols
  • Ensure that all products manufactured in house are of high quality and consistent across different batches
  • Troubleshoot laboratory processes by designing and planning experiments carrying them out, reporting the data and feeding back these improvements into SOPs
  • Partake in laboratory maintenance and cleaning as required
  • Assist with managing the day to day running of the lab, ordering of consumables and tracking of stock through the lab
  • Interact with other members of the laboratory team to provide exchange of information
  • Ensure that all laboratory work is accurately recorded in laboratory notebooks in sufficient detail for it to be reproduced by another scientist

The Client:

  • My client’s stem cell derived products and cell culture reagents are a core part of their business
  • This position involves working in a well-equipped modern laboratory to SOP controlled processes
  • They have a passion for great science, delivering epic support and innovating future products to help our customers advance faster in their research
  • Providing both products and service they are a true innovator and a leader within their market

For more information about the role or to apply send your CV now to OwenFothergill@langtonhowarth.com or call Owen today on 0113 243 3499.
You must have the right to work in the UK to apply.

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