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Cell Therapy Analytical Development Scientist

Central London   •  £34000 - £38000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Jason Johal is currently recruiting for an Analytical Development Scientist to join a major initiative to grow a cell therapy industry delivering health and wealth for the UK. Its vision is for the UK to be a global leader in the development, delivery and commercialisation of cell therapies and a place where collaborating businesses can start, and confidently grow. Based in London at the R&D center this role is offered on a full time permanent basis and comes with a salary of £34,000 - £38,000

The purpose of this role is to apply in-depth technical expertise across a range of projects to support the development of cell and gene therapy products.

Your main responsibilities in this role will be to:
• Work with lead and senior scientists to design, execute and document analytical development activities across a range of projects
• Independently analyse raw data to a high standard and present results to project teams and external clients/collaborators as appropriate
• Maintain accurate records and manage raw data in line with company policies
• Produce detailed protocols and SOP's to allow assay transfer both internally and externally
• Prepare accurate and technically cohesive analytical reports

In order to be considered for this role, you will be required to have the following skills and experience:
• A PhD in an area relevant to cell and gene therapies (or equivalent)
• Demonstrable experience in assay development, optimisation and validation
• Extensive experience in at least two of the following:
- RT-qPCR assay development including primer design, DNA/RNA isolation/purification and PCR quantification using data analysis packages
- Multicolour flow cytometry including panel selection, assay optimisation and data analysis
- Screening approaches for measuring secreted growth factors and cytokines using techniques such as protein arrays, MSD or Luminex
• Mammalian cell culture including cell banking
• Fluorescent imaging including epifluorescent and confocal microscopy
• Next generation sequencing
• Genotyping using techniques such as G-Banding, FISH, CGH or SNP arrays
• Good experimental planning, including the ability to schedule forthcoming work and predict consumable and resource requirements

If successful you will be joining a highly successful group with a core facility already established in central London and will be working on projects to change the future of the cell therapy industry.

Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference ST39723 in all correspondence.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: CK Group (Science, Clinical, Engineers and IT Recruitment)
  • Posted: 28th July 2017
  • Expires: 28th August 2017
  • Reference: ST39723


  • Recruiter: Jason Johal
  • Phone: 01438 723 500
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