Manufacturing development Research Assistant

Babraham, Cambridge
Up to £32,000
Closing date
7 Oct 2020

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Clinical Research, Clinical Research Associate
Full Time
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My client is an exciting and growing start-up business in the field of synthetic Biology and is looking for a Manufacturing development Research Assistant to join the team following another wave of funding.

key responsibilities will include:

  • Work collaboratively under the supervision of senior members of the team to develop manufacturing processes, SOPs and process transfer into GMP manufacture.
  •  Support the delivery of manufacturing development projects by helping in their planning, execution and analysis of results. Including optimisation of key processes such as cryopreservation, establishment of QC criteria, running functional assays and in the design of experiments.
  •  Assist in the benchmarking of products and support the Product Manager to meet product launch timelines.
  • Promote a proactive, continual improvement culture and systems to maintain high standards of service and good practice.  
  • Proactively identify and determine current and future resource requirements – both people and systems – lead in the recruitment and establishment of both in a rapidly growing organisation.

Experience/ Skills

  • A degree in biological sciences / stem cell biology (or related field) with a minimum of 1-years experience in a relevant industry or scientific organisation.
  • Are process oriented and experienced in working to SOPs.
  • Are a motivated scientist demonstrating the highest scientific rigour, operational skill and work standards.
  • Are humble - sincere and secure - accepts own mistakes - prioritises team over personal goals.
  • Human induced pluripotent stem cell biology, characterisation and culture systems.
  • Cell phenotyping and functional end point analysis e.g. flow cytometry, qPCR, ICC, MEA analysis.
  • Excellent time management, organisation and communication skills.


  • Expertise in continuous improvement (e.g. LEAN, 5S) and experience of working to a quality management system.
  • Have knowledge of cGMP processes & regulations applicable to human iPSCs.

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