Research Associate

Posted 17 August 2023
Job type Contract
Contact NameEmma Presley

Job description

Title: Research Associate
Location: Slough
Hourly Rate: Competitive
Employment Type: Contract
Industry: Pharmaceutical

BioTalent is delighted to be partnered with a leading Pharmaceutical Manufacturing based in Slough and we are on the hunt for an entry level Research Associate to join the team.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Molecular biology (cloning, transformations, bacterial cell culture), small and large-scale DNA preparation
  • Small and large scale E. coli protein expression and expression analysis.
  • Maintenance of mammalian cell lines, small and large scale transfections, harvesting of supernatants and cell pellets
  • Maintenance of insect cells, virus generation and titres, small and large scale expression.
  • Small scale protein purification and analysis
  • Preparation of cell membranes
  • Preparation and maintenance of stock and buffer solutions, ordering of consumables
  • Protein aliquoting, maintaining accurate records of sample location using Excel and barcode scanning software
  • Responding to regular sample requests, liaising with scientists to ensure timely sample delivery

Essential experience:

  • B.Sc. in Biological Sciences or equivalent
  • Understanding and/or experience in bacterial and mammalian cell culture
  • Demonstrable experience in handling large numbers of samples
  • Competent with pipettes (manual, electronic, single and multichannel)
  • Meticulous, diligent, able to keep accurate records, good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work efficiently in a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure and respond to changing priorities to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on several projects in parallel
  • Computer literate (proficiency in Microsoft Office)

Desirable skills:

  • Experience working in a GMP/GLP laboratory
  • Experience with biologics inventory management software (e.g. Mosaic or similar)
  • Experience in protein expression and purification