Do you have experience in the development and running of biochemical assays? Are you currently in the field of enzymology? If not, do you have...
Biological Assay Development: Research Associate, Scientist, Senior Scientist
This client is looking to fill a variety of roles at different levels.
- South of Cambridge
- £22K - 50K
- Key Skills: Assay: Immuno (such as ELISA), Enzymatic (protease inhibitor), Functional Cell (survival, proliferation, Apoptosis, Cell signalling). Culture: Tissue, Mammalian, Cell line (primary, stable, transient). Flow Cytometry, Mirror ball, Target Based Binding
Are you interested working at the forefront of next generation biotherapeutics?
Do you have an open and innovative approach to multidisciplinary group and new technology?
Do you have a passionate interest in subjects such as biologics, proteins characterisation, epitope mapping or analytical assay's?
My client, based in the south Cambridgeshire, is looking for people with a background in molecular biology, immunology or biochemistry. From fresh Masters students, BTECH with experience or further qualifications with proven skills, experts in the field to join their rapidly expanding Biological Assay Team. This provides an excellent opportunity for you if you are looking for fluid and fast paced environment where a proactive nature is rewarded and you will be upskilled.
The responsibilities of these roles would vary depend on your experience might would include some of the following:
- Perform immuno assays, such as ELISA, competitive ELISA to support the project teams
- Perform enzymatic assays such as protease inhibition assays
- Perform functional cell assays (e.g. survival, proliferation, apoptosis, cytokine secretion, cell signalling)
- Perform cell binding assay screening by Flow cytometry or Mirrorball®
- Run assays including sandwich ELISA, receptor binding and cell-based activity assays to investigate/characterise target-based binding of Affimers (e.g. for epitope mapping, affinity measurements and biological responses)
- Support the cell line development by performing routine Maxiprep and maintaining cell lines
- Maintain primary, transient or stable mammalian cell lines
- Support the routine lab work of the scientists in the team
- Present work in periodic internal group meetings
- Maintain stock of the products needed for the work performed in the team, control the stock product and order the product if necessary.
- Maintain current and accurate laboratory records of all activities in lab notebooks and help to maintain a good quality of documentation (SOP, results, reports and presentations)
- Learn how to analyse data with a critical thinking approach
To be considered for the role, you will have a BSc, MSC or PhD (or equivalent) with laboratory experience being desirable and industrial experience in a related area being essential for the senior positions.
If this role is of interest you are encouraged to apply and for more information contact Dominic Cappell on 01223 607857.
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