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Research Associate – Cell Culture

Research Associate – Cell Culture


Are you a Life Sciences/Biotechnology Graduate interested in joining a Start-up Biotechnology company in Oxford with plans to change the world in the next 2 years. We are seeking a Research Associate to join our rapidly growing cultured meat company. We are developing exciting new technologies to tackle a range of challenges associated with making this vision a reality. This is a lab-based role where you will be supporting the delivery of our research goals in cell culture.
Research Associate – Cell Culture
Location: Oxford
Salary: DOE + Benefits including 26 days holiday, private healthcare, stock options, etc

  • Degree in Life sciences, Biotechnology or related field

Essential Experience:

  • Aseptic mammalian cell culture experience for adherent and/or suspension cell lines.
  • Good numeracy and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to communicate with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Computer literate and ability to learn new software platforms
  • Experience of experimental record-keeping
  • Critical assessment of research articles
  • Data processing and statistical analysis

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in cell culture, including maintenance of primary and stem cells
  • Molecular biology skillset such as PCR, qRT-PCR, Western Blot, Flow cytometry and Imaging
  • Experience with automation and high-throughput technologies

The purpose of this role is to conduct scientific work to support the development of innovative technologies & processes for cultivated meat including the generation of animal cell lines. As a Research Associate, you will perform the following duties:

  • Generate hypothesis and execute experiments related to R&D activities
  • Passage and maintain cell lines in culture
  • Support the generation of animal immortalised cell lines
  • Support with differentiation and characterisation of immortal cell lines into muscle and fat
  • Analyse empirical data to identify significant results
  • Feedback and present results to team
  • Prepare reagents and perform analytical testing
  • Generate SOPs, COSHH and other risk assessment documents
  • Participate in group R&D meetings
  • Maintain and organise laboratory consumables, reagents and equipment inventory
  • Ensure accurate recording of all experiments using electronic laboratory notebook
  • Shared responsibility for out-of-hours cell culture maintenance
  • Laboratory maintenance (rota system)
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the project and protocols

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