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Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

Job Description

GxP Recruitment invites applications on behalf of their biotech client near Glasgow where an exciting permanent opportunity has arisen for a Stem Cell Scientist/Senior Scientist to join their team.

Key duties include:

* Work independently and with the stem cell team to initiate projects, to analyse data, to draw appropriate conclusions and decide upon next steps.

* Perform cell culture of pluripotent cells, primary immune cells, generation and maintenance of established cell lines.

* Perform differentiation of pluripotent cells to various cell lineages.

* Lead in the characterisation of differentiated cells by flow cytometry and qPCR.

* Perform functional cell-based assays.

* Ensure work is performed in accordance with the company’s quality assurance and health and safety policies including the provision of COSHH/BIOCOSHH/Risk assessments.

* Maintain documentation to appropriate quality standards, including, but not limited to, laboratory notebooks, standard operating procedures, COSHH/BIOCOSHH assessments and risk assessments.

* Carry out literature reviews /collate information to identify information useful for the development of novel assays or the improvement of current processes.

* Provide support to other departments within company.

* Contribute to written documentation including SOPs, publications and patent applications.

The ideal candidate profile:

* Degree in stem cell/cell biology or equivalent experience. PhD level qualification is advantageous.

* Extensive experience in cell culture, cell based assays and flow cytometry is essential

* Experience in handling human ES/iPS cells including thawing, passaging, colony picking, cryopreservation and differentiation

* Experience in primary cell isolation

* An interest in cell based therapies and their application to treat cancer and viral/bacterial infections

* Experience in molecular biology techniques (e.g. RNA isolation, qPCR)

* Experience in writing papers, SOPs, patent applications

* Strong presentation skills

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

* Computer skills (Word, Excel, GraphPad Prism and FlowJo)



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