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Research Technician - Molecular Biology

Oxfordshire   •  £20000 - £25000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

An innovative start-up has an exciting opportunity for a Research Technician to join its Bioengineering Team. Your focus will be on the molecular projects, performing various molecular based assays, routine testing of cells and maintenance of mammalian cell lines. To be considered, you must be educated to degree level in a biological subject and have proven lab experience including experience in culturing mammalian cells and working under aseptic conditions.


As a Technician in the Bioengineering team you will be tasked with supporting the team activities for the company and your duties will include:

  • Routine testing of cells on various materials
  • Maintenance of mammalian cells lines including stem cells
  • Performing various molecular based assays
  • Shared responsibility for out-of-hours cell culture maintenance
  • Expansion, culturing and banking of cells
  • Preparation of cell culture reagents and media
  • Tracking of consumables stock levels and reagents
  • Adherence of standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Recording all data produced in an electronic laboratory notebook system
  • Day-to-day housekeeping of dedicated laboratories
  • General ad-hoc duties as required to support the departmental and organisation


A degree/ technical degree in Life sciences, Biology, Biomedical science, or equivalent experience in related field.

Essential Experience:

  • Experienced in culturing mammalian cells and working under aseptic conditions
  • Experience of testing materials with mammalian cells and appropriate assays
  • Comfortable with routine day-to-day role
  • Ability to prepare reagents, stock solutions and media for laboratory processes
  • Ability to follow, execute and log detailed protocols
  • Good numeracy and communication skills
  • Computer literate and ability to familiarise with different IT
  • Desirable Experience:
  • Familiar with a range of instruments associated with molecular biological analysis
  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary laboratory

Skills and personality traits:

  • Good communication skills both written and spoken
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Comfortable with routine role
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Happy in a growing team

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

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 6893
  • Posted: 30th April 2021
  • Expires: 28th May 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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