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Assistant Research Scientist

Cambridgeshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time


Our client was established to commercialise ground-breaking research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute into the role of the human microbiome in health and disease. The increasing knowledge of the microbiome represents a paradigm-shift in our understanding of human biology, creating major opportunities for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases, including infections, autoimmune disorders and cancer. The microbiome has therefore become one of the most exciting areas for research and translational science in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Our client's class-leading platform enables precise and large-scale identification of gut bacteria associated with health or disease, enabling the design of novel medicines and biomarkers based on live bacteria. In just two years, the company has established itself as an industry leader, having won four awards and recently signed a $534m strategic multi-year deal to discover novel biomarkers, targets and medicines in inflammatory bowel disease. The company has a pipeline of live bacterial products for C. difficile, ulcerative colitis and cancer which will be progressed to the clinic.

They are now seeking a driven, organised and proactive individual to join the Translational Biology group. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic scientist to play a key role in building a young biotech company and to contribute to the development of a new class of medicines.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Performing licensed procedures according to Project Licence and Home Office regulations
Collection and processing of samples and tissues
Performing dosing of animals
Recording and handling of experimental data (paper and electronic)
Accurate and timely record keeping

Essential requirements for this post include:
A degree in Biological Sciences subject, or equivalent relevant research experience
Home Office Personal License Modules 1-3
Experience in working with mouse as a model organism, in diseases biology or for testing of novel therapeutic agents
At least 4 years experience of working in a research environment
Self-motivated, well organised and able to work unsupervised within a small team
A flexible approach to work and willingness to perform tasks outside of core requirements
Be required to work overtime as required by study designs

Desirable requirements for this post include:
An understanding of microbial biology, genetics, gastrointestinal microbiota
Experience of working with germ free mice

The following attributes and skills are essential:
A high level of motivation and desire to learn.
Willingness to contribute flexibly to a new company as required, to help it succeed
Proactivity in solving problems and responding enthusiastically to challenges
Excellent organisational skills and work ethic. A demonstrable ability to manage numerous priorities simultaneously and to meet agreed deadlines

Can you see yourself being part of a company that celebrates diversity and believes that better thinking and decisions come from wider experience? If the answer is yes and you have a desire to be an integral part of a dynamic team, we would be keen to hear from you. In the first instance, please send your CV to Matthew Walsh: matt@scientificprofessionals.com . We endeavour to come back to you within 24 hours of CV submission.

  • Agency: Clinical Professionals
  • Contact: Matthew Walsh
  • Reference: JO-1905-429585
  • Posted: 2nd May 2019
  • Expires: 30th May 2019

Clinical Professionals

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