A pioneering company who are at the centre of the Cell & Gene Therapy sector are seeking a Research Technician to be a key member of the team to work across a range of cell and gene therapy focused projects providing research support for both process optimization and analytical development. This role will provide access and training on the latest technologies used for bioprocess automation and experience in the use of a range of analytical techniques.
You will be responsible for day-to-day planning and carry out laboratory-based tasks to assist senior team members to deliver projects to agreed timelines and budgets.
Perform lab-based activities to contribute to the development of research – based manufacturing processes.
Carry out media preparation, culture of various cell types and performing routine assays such as flow cytometry, ELISA and RT-qPCR
Operate under aseptic techniques ensuring reagent supply is available, equipment is calibrated and ready to use
Using your communication skills work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of projects
Follow internal processes such as GMP, comply with QMS and use electronic laboratory notebook for data captureThis is an excellent opportunity where you will be able to apply your science in an innovative environment at the cutting edge for develop of Cell & Gene Therapies with excellent career potential.
Required Skills and Expertise:
MSC/BSc in a Life Science discipline
Experience in biologics or cell biology, background in immunology, virology, or other related life science discipline
Experience in analytical techniques: Flow Cytometry, ELISA, qPCR, RNA/DNA isolation
Experience in cell culture with mammalian cell types would be advantageous
Experience working in a research or industry-based manufacturing environment with cell therapies or biologics
GMP experience would be advantageousCompany Overview:
The company’s aim is to advance the cell & gene therapy sector to make the UK the place to commercialize these life changing therapies. They have the capabilities to take a therapy from the discovery phases, across the translational gap to the clinic and then through clinical trials to launch. Using their R&D expertise to achieve this along with their drive for innovation and continuously adopting the latest and most effective approaches. To completement their R&D efforts they have world class clinical operations, regulatory, health economics and market access expertise. Added to this they have developed a unique and highly successful GMP manufacturing facility based in Stevenage where collaborators can manufacture their therapies for clinical trial and commercial use.
They have a strong culture that is focused on collaborative and innovative working to deliver these life changing therapies to patients. As a company they offer excellent career development opportunities through their L&D programme that not only gives you the skills to advance your career but creates opportunities to take the step forwards to utilize them in a new position. Added to this they are continuing to expand as the demand for their expertise increases and they explore new areas of the sector
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