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Scientific Officers

RxCelerate Limited

Babraham Research Campus

Scientific Officers

ABOUT RXCELERATE

The RxCelerate group is an out-sourced drug development platform specializing in the design and delivery of complete drug discovery and development programs and project management for our clients spanning from an idea up to and including Phase II clinical studies.

RxCelerate currently has opportunities for scientists to join our in vitro team as we continue to expand. The in vitro team specialises in developing bespoke functional cell- and plate-based assays. Working collaboratively within our Biology department, you will apply your scientific and technical expertise across our wide range of projects. Applications are welcomed from experienced graduates with a strong background in a variety of functional in vitro assays.

THE ROLE

The successful candidate would ideally have experience in mammalian cell culture, functional cell-based assays and immunoassays. They must be a careful and methodical worker with keen attention to detail. They should also be self-motivated and able to organise and perform experiments effectively, accurately and to a high standard. Excellent and accurate record keeping with a competent level of computer literacy are essential. They will have strong communication skills and be an exceptional team-worker. The ability to prioritise work within a dynamic and demanding scientific environment to meet challenging deadlines is essential. This full-time role is predominantly lab based.

Main Responsibilities

  • Execution of a range of in vitro assays including, but not limited to, functional cell-based assays and immunoassays.
  • Maintenance of accurate experimental records.
  • Delivery of high-quality experimental reports to tight deadlines.
  • Draw on scientific knowledge and experience to contribute to existing projects.
  • Presentation and reporting of work to internal project teams.

 

Skills/Requirements

Essential

  • BSc/MSc (with ideally 1+ year of relevant laboratory experience) with a background in performing functional cell-based assays and immunoassays OR lower level of qualification AND extensive relevant experience.
  • Laboratory experience in mammalian cell culture.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Proactive approach to learning and “can do” attitude.
  • Ability to review and assimilate new information rapidly and effectively.
  • Proven experience in data analysis.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desirable

  • Experience in immunocytochemistry/immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and/or immunoprecipitation/Western blotting.
  • Experience in image analysis and/or handling large and complex data sets.

RxCelerate offers a competitive salary with an annual bonus scheme and company benefit package.

If you wish to apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the above competencies in pdf format to careers@rxcelerate.com

All applicants must be eligible to live and work within the UK without the need for sponsorship.

RxCelerate values and actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

No recruitment agencies please.