Research Associate - Treg Production

Company
Northreach
Location
London (West), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Feb 2021
Closes
07 Mar 2021
Discipline
R & D , Biotechnology
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

ABOUT 
Research Associate – T Reg Production Team
My client is a leading T-Cell Therapy provider in the UK and is looking for a Research Associate who will work within the T Reg Production Team. The Team supports the activities of both the R&D and CMC teams across Quell and is a core part of our laboratories. Succesfull candidate will be part of a team generating cells for research activities under the supervision of the Associate Director, Product Development. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a talented and motivated technician to contribute to a critical and key part of our R&D work in an exciting and highly dynamic environment focused on developing cutting-edge cellular therapies.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Processing of human blood and/or tissue products.
  • Cryopreservation, thawing, feeding, and harvesting of primary T cell cultures.
  • Isolation of primary cells using e.g. density gradient centrifugation, MACS and FACS.
  • Activation and transduction of primary T cell cultures.
  • Support process optimisation and development of new assays.
  • Manage databases and assist in establishing relevant SOPs.
  • Collaborate and coordinate work with other team members to meet deadlines and goals.
  • Provide guidance and training to new or junior staff.
  • Work closely with the Product Development team.
  • Help to maintain the laboratories to a high standard.
  • Maintain compliant process documentation.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Solid understanding of cell biology.
  • Handling of mammalian and primary human immune cell cultures.
  • Experience with basic Flow Cytometry.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to present results clearly and logically, working co-operatively as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Good attention to detail and record keeping.
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology or related subject and 2 years of relevant industry experience.

EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Experience with the use of cell sorters; ideally BD FACSMelody and/or Sony SH800.
  • Excellent time and project management skills aligned with an ability to prioritise activities.
  • Understanding of process optimisation and assay development.
  • Ability to efficiently identify and implement solutions.
  • Familiarity with a range of immunological cell-based techniques
  • Proven commitment to high quality work and maintenance of high standards.
  • Contribute to a culture that embraces scientific excellence, integrity, urgency, patient centricity and continuous improvement.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team, supporting one another and held accountable for project deliverables.
  • Professional and personable communication skills.
  • Driven to solve problems pragmatically.
  • Passionate about science.
  • Good working attitude, reliability, and flexibility.
  • Desire to work with integrity and act as an ambassador for  wider business.

BENEFITS

  • Holidays: 25 days per year.
  • Life Assurance: 4 x base salary.
  • Group Personal Pension: Auto enrolled at 4% employer contribution, 4% employee contribution.
  • Private Medical Insurance for your whole family.
  • Annual Bonus.

PERKS

  • Fantastic collaborative environment 
  • £36 Million Investment including brand new lab equipment, innovative methods, and exposure to cutting edge technology.
  • Flexible working.
  • Fast paced and progressive company looking for future leaders and innovators.