Immediate start

Yorkshire and the Humber

£30,000-£35,000

Overview:

A leader in the restoration of tissue function, Videregen is a clinical stage regenerative medicine company with a primary focus on immunological disorders and airway diseases. It is using its proprietary tissue processing technology to develop high quality standardised tissue restoration products which it will bring to market in countries across the world.

This is an exciting time for the company as it expands its pipeline and international presence, and Videregen’s team is now looking to recruit a post-doctoral (or equivalent experience) scientist to lead and support a variety of laboratory-based activities developing ground-breaking immune science towards clinical trial. The main focus will be to provide the required scientific and technical leadership and support to progress key projects to preclinical milestones and helping enable the laboratory to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. The individual, working with our collaborators at The Francis Crick Institute, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Papworth Hospital will perform experimental work to support scientific and clinical investigations and assist in the advancement and development of novel therapies and science.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading and executing laboratory activities on a day-to-day basis
  • Liaison with key collaborating scientists at the Francis Crick Institute
  • Coordinating and leading preclinical laboratory studies investigating thymus immune capability in a bioengineered thymus
  • Conducting and supporting scientific investigations and experiments to assist members of the laboratory in their experiments (including, but not limited to cell/tissue culture,
  • cellular/biochemical analysis, flow cytometry and imaging)
  • Carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to keep the laboratory running
  • Maintaining, calibrating, cleaning and sterilising of the laboratory equipment
  • Assisting in ordering laboratory supplies and maintaining stock of materials and resources as required
  • Managing laboratory waste in accordance with applicable legislation
  • Ensuring that all safety guidelines are followed strictly at all times and maintaining a clean and orderly environment
  • Executing laboratory experiments according to standard procedures, make observations and interpret findings
  • Recording all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility
  • Writing reports, protocols and summaries, as required
  • Presenting results to senior staff members and collaborating organisations
  • Assisting with the development of new techniques and technologies
  • Keeping up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD (or close to completion) or a minimum of 3 years post-graduate laboratory experience in a relevant discipline such as, cell biology, immunology, biology, biochemistry, biomedical/applied sciences or related discipline. Other qualifications holders (e.g., apprenticeship or school leaving certificates in relevant field) with previous extensive lab-based experience are also encouraged to apply
  • Proven laboratory experience in mammalian cell culture and related support techniques
  • Understanding of good research practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of QHSE Systems and preventative measures
  • Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment and potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids, infectious bacteria, biohazards etc.)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and database systems
  • Ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines

Desired Requirements:

  • Previous experience with molecular techniques, cellular imaging, biochemical and histological analyses
  • Experience in carrying out risk assessments and completing COSHH forms
  • Prior experience with scientific methods, procedures and applications in use in laboratories/institutes engaged in the development of Advanced Therapies or ATMPs
  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams and contributing to a collective set of project objectives and progress milestones
  • Experience working with external collaborating groups

Individual Skills:

  • Able to quickly learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems
  • Strong scientific background and ability to assimilate complex information and report key findings in summary format
  • Laboratory testing and analytical skills
  • Excellent record-keeping skills, along with basic maths and computing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail, precision and accuracy
  • Strong time management and organisational skills to work on several different projects at once
  • Flexible and able to move between tasks, if required
  • Good teamworking and interpersonal skills
  • Friendly, enthusiastic with positive attitude
  • Curious and passionate for doing work that makes things move forward

More Details

Salary

£30,000-£35,000

Apply by

24.08.2022

Locations

Leeds

Regions

Yorkshire and the Humber

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