Senior Research Assistant

  • Salary: £25,000 - £32,000
  • REF Number: 00046313
  • Consultant: Asad Karim
  • Contact: 01246457712
  • Date Published: 16.08.2019
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Location: Home Counties, London, South East
  • Discipline: Research And Development, Biotechnology

Asad Karim is recruiting for a Senior Research Assistant to join a cell & gene therapy 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 and offers an excellent salary between £25,000 - £32,000 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.

The Role:

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and skilled individual with an excellent track record to contribute to the discovery of our client's next AAV-based gene-therapy medicines capable of changing the treatment paradigm. You will join the cell and gene therapy discovery & process development team and will work independently and as part of a team under the close supervision of your line manager.

Your Background:

You will hold a BSc in a relevant biological discipline (or equivalent) and will have prior experience in cell culture techniques (primary cultures and cell lines) and transduction/transfection assays using viral and non-viral approaches. With a 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) you will be able to interact effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to prioritise work across multiple projects whilst responding effectively as priorities change. An understanding of one or more areas of the following: cell biology, cell co-culture systems, cell-based assays, ex vivo tissue processing and histology along with a broad knowledge of the drug discovery process would be advantageous.

Experience of working with Proof of Concept models for disease understanding and therapeutic development in a research or pharmaceutical environment. Demonstrated ability to perform routine analytical tests with RNA, DNA and protein samples to include q-PCR, Western blot, ELISA, enzyme activity assays.

A prior knowledge on the execution of preclinical AAV studies using various in vitro and in vivo model systems related to AAV gene therapy development and the ability to deliver high-value data and support all aspects of AAV-based gene therapy projects is preferred.This is fantastic opportunity to join a company who are passionate about the gene therapy sector and who are at the forefront of expanding the industry. The team is small, fun and promotes fast-learning.

For more information or to apply for this Senior Research Assistant position, please contact Asad Karim on 01246457712 or akarim@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 46313 in all correspondence.

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