Senior Bioassay Scientist
Location: Murdoch House, Garlic Row, Cambridge, UK
Qkine is a UK-based manufacturer of high purity, animal-free growth factors, cytokines, and other complex proteins. We combine proprietary production processes with protein engineering technology to tackle fundamental biological and scale-up challenges for the fast-growing stem cell, organoid, regenerative medicine, and cultured meat sectors. This has enabled us to attract a loyal customer following from both leading biotechnology companies and world-class academic institutions.
We are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Bioassay Scientist to join our busy R&D team within our newly refurbished headquarters in Cambridge. You will hold a PhD or possess equivalent experience in biochemistry, cell biology, or a related scientific discipline. Previous experience working in the Biotech industry would be highly desirable. Practical knowledge of developing cell-based assays (e.g., cell proliferation assays, luminescent reporter assays) is essential for this position. Experience of testing growth factor bioactivity and hitting continuous development targets would also be advantageous. The successful candidate will work independently to set targets and plan work, have great attention to detail, good communication skills and a flexible approach. We are looking for proactive team players with a broad range of skills and definite can-do attitude.
You will have or will be:
- Proficient in cell-based assay development.
- Hands on experience of maintaining mammalian cell lines.
- Experience following and writing SOPs.
- Knowledge of an ELN platform and accurate data collection and presentation.
- Experience working with a QMS such as ISO9001: 2015 or ISO13485 would be an advantage.
We believe in nurturing our team, empowering individuals, and working flexibly. We do this while exceeding the expectations of our customers and collaborators by focussing on delivering the best service, scientific insight, and product quality.
In addition to competitive salaries, we also offer a free private medical scheme to all our employees and an attractive employee share option scheme.
Please send a two-page CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you are a great fit for the role and would like to join our team. Please send as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be interviewing on a rolling basis for this key team member. Informal enquiries welcome via email@example.com. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Qkine is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive, supportive, and flexible working environment.