Research Assistant/ Senior Research Assistant Translational

  • Location

    Hertfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Connor Harknett

  • Contact email:

    Connor.Harknett@volt.eu.com

  • Job ref:

    75804-PHARM-CKT_1578423954

  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-06

  • Start date:

    12/11/19

  • Consultant:

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I am currently seeking a Research/Senior Research Assistant Translational Science for exciting organisation in Hertfordshire. Please see the Job description below.

Would you like the chance to join an award winning global biotechnology Company who focus on development and commercialisation of innovative gene therapies to change lives? My client has a broad pipeline with two clinical trials ongoing and two more coming in 2020 which allows more opportunities to change lives of patients by providing directed gene therapy as a life-long and potentially curative treatment.



You will be given the freedom to design experiments and participate in the planning of research. Furthermore, you will be taking a leading role in duties associated with the effective running of the laboratory. Moreover, this opportunity will allow you to participate in mentoring junior staff, ensuring a safe working environment and contributing to continuous improvement in the lab.



Responsibilities:

Work closely with the team leader to design and execute a variety of experiments on AAV research programs.

Will need to execute cell culture techniques (primary cultures and cell lines) and transduction/transfection assays using viral and non-viral approaches.


Be responsible for supporting Proof of Principle and Proof of Concept studies.

Must be able to perform qPCR, Western blot, ELISA, enzyme activity assays, cell-based assays, and other routine analytical tests using tissue from in vivo studies.

Follow company procedures on inventory maintenance including non-clinical samples, plasmids, cells and vectors and comply with health, safety, environmental and quality standards and procedures.


Requirements:

Educated to degree level or above in a relevant biological/life science discipline with laboratory experience and an understanding and experience of Laboratory safety.

Experience in a range of techniques including qPCR, Western blot, ELISA, enzyme activity assays and cell-based assays.

Ideally have prior knowledge on the execution of preclinical AAV studies using various in vivo model systems related to AAV gene therapy development and in vitro transduction/transfection assays using viral and non-viral approaches.

Maintain effective communication skills, demonstrated ability to interact effectively within and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.



If you are looking to share an ambition of excellence and you are looking for a high paced work environment, this could be perfect fit for you.