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Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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Job Title: Research Scientist

Job type: Full time; 12 months initially with potential to longer term

Location: Nottingham (BioCity)

Salary: Dependent on experience

Start date: Immediate


AURELIA BIOSCIENCE is a small contract research organisation based at Biocity in Nottingham. We provide cell- and biochemical-based assay development and compound screening in microwell plates with innovative assay formats and readouts. Working collaboratively with a range of pharmaceutical and drug discovery clients, we design, develop and implement compound screening in a number of assay formats including FLIPR, High Content Imaging, Fluorescence and Luminescence, RT-PCR, High Throughput Western Blotting etc. In addition, we have our own R&D programs focused on developing novel 3-dimensional screening formats and implementing differentiated iPSC’s into screening assays.

We offer a stimulating and exciting innovation-based drug discovery environment where we value individual contribution, innovation and creativity and, in return, offer a competitive package, friendly and collaborative work surroundings, and a unique opportunity to develop your skills amongst highly experienced drug discovery professionals.

This is a role for a biologist with some work experience who is looking for a new opportunity.


The key areas of responsibility are:

Culture and maintain a range of cell lines including primary and stem cells
Under supervision, develop cell and biochemical assays for screening compounds
Conduct high throughput screening activities
Maintain good laboratory practice and accurate experimental record keeping
Contribute to lab data discussions


We are looking for the following skills:

A good life science degree in a relevant biological discipline
Practical laboratory experience
Possible experience of mammalian cell culture
Possible experience of developing biological assays
Good team player, adaptable and flexible
IT skills: levels of competence in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Presentation skills: ability to report findings to other staff and present at both internal and external events
Interpersonal skills: ability to discuss technical issues in a professional manner in a commercial setting
Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with laboratory experience and other relevant skills.


How to apply:

For more information, please e-mail [email protected] To apply for the role please submit a copy of your CV highlighting relevant skills accompanied by a covering letter to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 31st January 2020

Aurelia Bioscience is an Equal Opportunity employer that welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria. Only candidates eligible to work in the United Kingdom will be considered.