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Cell Biologist

England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
01 May 2021
14 May 2021
Andrew Williams
R & D , Biology
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Leading Cambridge based Contract Research Organisation seeks an experienced Cell Biologist.

Duties may include the following:

  • Working with Senior Management team to develop and prosecute a strategy to create new cell lines expressing ion channels and, where applicable, appropriate accessory subunits.
  • Provision of technical expertise for the identification and implementation of new ion channel cell biology technologies.
  • Performing hands on cell biology laboratory work.
  • Conceiving, planning, design, execution and supervision of experiments.
  • Efficient authoring of protocols and documentation of study results.
  • Presentation of results at team meetings and providing recommendations for future strategy.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative team environment.
  • Line management of the cell biology team.
  • Liaison with the lab team to establish and validate ion channel cell lines of sufficient quality for the provision of assay services to Clients.
  • Leading the identification and implementation of new technologies at to aid in the generation of new cell lines.

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstratable experience in eukaryotic cell culture and protein expression.
  • Expertise in molecular biology and conducting experiments to generate cell-based expression systems, including stable and transient transfection methodology.
  • Knowledge of cell-based assays or developing of screening assays using heterologous cell-based expression systems and stem cells.
  • Experience with leading scientific teams, developing and implementing experimental research plans. Line management experience, especially with respect to developing a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to record and maintain accurate written records.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, time management, organisational and written/ oral communication skills.
  • PhD in Lifesciences with at least three years' experience of laboratory research experience. BSc or MSc with at least five years of laboratory research experience.
  • Experience of working in a busy industrial/commercial laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of patch clamp electrophysiology (manual or automated)

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