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Research Technician

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

A growing sustainable food-tech start-up has an opportunity for a Research Technician to join its team. You will support a central lab facility which will focus on hands-on lab work with the maintenance, preparation and analysis of cells. To be considered you will have a BSc in a biology related degree or have proven experience as a lab technician.

Technician Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of company cell stocks (isolation, culture and banking)
  • Preparation of resources for team (cells, media, reagents and biomaterials)
  • Running analytical processes for spent media, cells / tissue samples and quality assurance
  • Bioreactor preparation & operation
  • Select experimental assistance during support internal contracts
  • Manufacture of meat tissue using company Bioprocesses
  • Maintain accurate records for laboratory work and sample coordination using laboratory information management systems
  • Report progress to manger and team as required
  • Create SOPs, COSHH and other risk assessment documentation.
  • Maintain and organise laboratory consumables, reagents and equipment inventory
  • Perform routine laboratory maintenance (rota).
  • Flag and record incidents if they occur (e.g., contamination or quality failure)
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the project and protocols.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe working environment by following the Health and Safety Policy, the Laboratory Code of Practice and by attending health and safety training as necessary

General ad-hoc duties as required to support the department and organisation requirements

Qualifications & experience

Minimal Experience

  • BSc in in Life sciences, Biotechnology, Bioprocessing or related field
  • Or two or more years' experience as a technician in industry or equivalent
  • Good understanding in the principles of your discipline
  • Good numeracy and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to communicate with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Computer literate and ability to learn new software platforms
  • Experience of record-keeping (experimental or laboratory process)
  • Laboratory experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Aseptic mammalian cell culture for adherent and/or suspension cell lines. 
  • Molecular biology in either nucleic acid, protein, or lipid characterisation
  • Analysis of nutrient or metabolite content in culture media
  • Experience in tissue engineering and/or working with biomaterials
  • Set-up, running and harvesting of bioreactors


  • Trained in aseptic technique
  • Experienced at executing SOPs independently to a high standard
  • Familiarity with quality control testing
  • Experienced at inventory management or sample coordination
  • Knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a range of laboratory equipment

You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7090
  • Posted: 12th October 2021
  • Expires: 9th November 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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