Senior Scientist

Edinburgh, Scotland
£25000 - £35000 per annum
11 Apr 2018
09 May 2018
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join an ambitious start-up company based in the Edinburgh BioQuarter offering specialist preclinical contract research services to Biotech/Pharma companies focussed on Immuno-Oncology, Immunology and specialised multiplex Histology.

Job Description:
The team are looking for an experienced scientist that has the ability to apply their technical experience and knowledge to a variety of client and company projects within the Immuno-Oncology/Immunology area.

Key Tasks:
- Work with the team and relevant academic contacts as required to ensure quality conduct and delivery of client projects (primarily in the Immuno-Oncology area).
- Production and maintenance of primary cell cultures (eg. T, dendritic cells, macrophages) as well as various tumour cell lines as required.
- Preparation of standard reagents, compounds and test substances as required.
- Conduct experimental readout and analysis using cell sorting, flow cytometry, ELISAs, PCR.
- Data analysis and quantification using appropriate statistical methods.
- Actively interrogate scientific literature to understand relevant therapeutic targets in the Immuno-Oncology area as necessary for individual projects.
- Planning of projects in advance, arranging resources required for experimental conduct, ordering reagents etc.
- Accurate record keeping of all experimental work, from initial protocol development, accurate lab notes, through to write up of results and report production.
- Strong verbal communication skills, participating in lab and client discussions.
- Implement quality control steps to ensure projects are conducted and delivered according to the standards expected, developing new or updating SOP's as required.
- May be required to train and line manage junior members of staff.

Desired Skills/Experience:
- Life science degree (Immunology/Molecular Biology/Oncology desirable), PhD an advantage.
- Laboratory experience in sterile TC methods, ELISAs, flow cytometry, PCR

They are looking for a dynamic individual to join their growing team, who would be excited about investigating novel compound activity on behalf of their clients.

Salary entry level will be based on experience.