Cell Biology Research Assistant - Hertfordshire

  • Salary: £27,000 - £28,000
  • REF Number: 00044741
  • Consultant: James Horne
  • Contact: 0191 384 8905
  • Date Published: 15.02.2019
  • Closed Date: 26.04.2019
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Location: South East
  • Discipline: Biotechnology

James at CK Science is recruiting for a Cell Biology Research Assistant to join a multinational clinical-stage cell & gene therapy research company focused on the development and commercialisation of gene therapies for debilitating disorders based on a next-generation AAV gene therapy platform. This is a permanent role based in Hertfordshire (20 minutes North of London via train) and offers an excellent salary and a good benefits package.

The Company: The organisation has a strong reputation for their technical and strategic expertise within the cell and gene therapy market across Europe and places a strong emphasis on innovation, ability to make a difference to the patients, as well as the ability to apply your skills and develop new ones by collaborating with a multidisciplinary team. They will provide you with promising and exiting research projects in an environment that strongly values your development. Their gene therapy treatment builds upon their own pioneering work and their proprietary AAV capsid which is optimised to effectively transduce human liver cells and thus provide sustainable, high levels of the desired protein.

The Role: As part of the Cell Biology Team your main responsibility will be to perform all routine cell culture and in vitro cell-based assays that are associated with the pre-clinical candidate selection and validation of novel AAV-based gene therapy. You will be expected to be fully engaged in general laboratory activities, meetings and discussions.

Your Background: With a BSc degree in biological science you will have a minimum of 1 year experience in cell culture techniques (primary cultures and cell lines) as a laboratory technician or research assistant. In addition you will have demonstrated ability to perform routine analytical tests to support ongoing process development studies: assays include ELISA, Enzyme activity assays, cell-based assays and various plate-based assays.

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact James Horne on 0191 384 8905 or email jhorne@ckscience.co.uk. Alternatively, please click on the link below to apply online now. 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 44741 in all correspondence.

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