Research Scientist

  • Location:

    Aberdeenshire, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Scientific

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Contact:

    Amanda Tam

  • Contact email:

    amanda.tam@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/547410

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-05

  • Start date:

    15/10/2019 11:40:23

Research Scientist required to join a growing biotechnology company in their Immunology / Oncology team based in North East Scotland!

The successful candidate will primarily provide scientific expertise to the activities of the Discovery II Host team at our client's organisation in Aberdeen. The primary focus of the team is to investigate the mechanisms behind the host-microbe interactions of our preclinical LBP candidates. Proficiency in running a variety of cellular and molecular techniques is required along with independent and flexible working. The post-holder will also be responsible for writing reports and SOPs, contributing to writing papers, present at internal and external meetings. Individuals with a background in cancer immunology will be of great interest.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • PhD Degree in immunology, oncology, biomedical sciences or other relevant scientific discipline, ideally with experience working in an industrial environment in a similar role
  • Proven expertise in innate and adaptive immune assays
  • Familiarity in a variety of laboratory techniques, including ELISA-based assays, nucleic acid extraction (DNA and RNA), qPCR, multi-parameter flow cytometry
  • Experience with preclinical immune-based and/or syngeneic tumour models
  • Strong proficiency in isolation, culturing and immunophenotyping of primary cells from blood or tissues (e.g. gut, spleen, lymph nodes, tumour)
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work both within a team and independently
  • Experience with basic microbiology techniques is desirable

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Assay development and validation for the characterisation of LBPs
  • Analyse data and report results to the Team Leader and senior members of the team
  • Perform laboratory techniques and protocols according to SOPs
  • Provide scientific support to the Discovery II (Host) team
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings
  • Provide training for junior members of the team

Salary: Competitive

Posting date: 6th January 2020

Closing date: 3rd February 2020

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