Associate Scientist – Tissue Engineering

Engitix Ltd, a privately-owned biotech company focused on drug discovery for fibrosis and solid tumours, is seeking a full time Associate Scientist to join our team based at London’s Royal Free Hospital. Applicants are expected to be self-starters and comfortable working in a dynamic, creative, entrepreneurial environment.

Key responsibilities

These include but are not limited to:

  • Developing biomaterials (human extracellular matrix scaffolds) from a range of tissues.
  • Characterising the resulting biomaterials by histology (processing, routine histological staining, imaging).
  • Performing RNA/DNA extraction, ELISAs and qRT-PCR.
  • Establishing and maintaining 2D and 3D cell cultures (primary cells and cell lines).
  • Assisting with sample collection and maintenance of accurate inventories of samples/cells/tissues.

Qualifications, key experience and competencies

Essential

  • A BSc or MSc in Biomedical sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related disciplines
  • At least 2 years working experience performing laboratory research in either an academic or biotech/pharma industry environment
  • Excellent working experience of cell culture (primary cells and cell lines) and knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques

Desirable

  • The post holder is expected to work well within a team, to have strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as IT skills.
  • The post holder should also be good at troubleshooting, methodical, well organised, and able to pay close attention to detail, particularly with regards to record keeping
  • Prior working experience in the biotech/pharma industry performing laboratory research would be a definite advantage
  • Experience in tissue engineering/3D culture systems would be highly desirable

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a full CV along with a covering letter to careers@engitix.com.