Cell and Molecular Biologists - Biology Team
LifeArc is an independent life science medical research charity committed to drastically improving positive patient outcomes everywhere. As a champion for human health, LifeArc partners with academic, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and charity organisations to move promising medical research forward into viable and accessible patient treatments. As a charity we are self-funded, re-investing our income from developed drugs and diagnostics to support translating research from the bench to patient. We are pioneering new ways to turn great science into greater patient impact.
Our Centre for Therapeutics Discovery (CTD) in Stevenage operates at the interface between academic research and the drug discovery industry. We take novel targets and generate lead stage small molecules and therapeutic antibodies for indications with unmet medical need.
Within the Biology and Biotherapeutics teams we currently have a number of fixed term Scientist positions available for one year to provide support for our on-going drug discovery projects.
In these lab-based roles, you will work as part of a team of biologists, collaborating with internal and external scientists to establish cell based and biochemical assays to support hit-to-lead chemistry and antibody generation/humanisation programmes. You will also conduct experiments to validate targets, define and confirm mechanism of action and establish disease linkage.
Who you are
You will be qualified to BSc, Msc or PhD level with relevant laboratory experience and technical knowledge in the areas of cell and molecular biology. You will have expertise in culturing cell lines and primary cells and at developing and running biochemical and cell-based assays. Experience in co-culture techniques, gene-editing technologies, immuno-oncology assays, phenotypic screening, the use of high-content imaging equipment, FACS analysis and data management and analysis software would also be advantageous.
Your salary will be determined by qualifications and experience. In addition, LifeArc offers a defined contribution pension scheme, private health insurance, a flexible benefits scheme and 31 days paid holiday per year.
It is LifeArc's policy to employ individuals on the basis of their suitability for the work to be performed and their potential for development, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
To apply please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you want to work for LifeArc to: or by post to Recruitment, LifeArc, Accelerator Building, Open Innovation Campus, Stevenage, SG1 2FX (electronic applications preferred).
Closing date: 6th November 2020
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