Job Description For: Senior Research Scientist
Reports To: Chief Scientific Officer
Responsible to Job Holder: Research Technician (to be appointed)
Overall Role Purpose:
- Development of antibody-based immunoassays for human interferons.
- Growth of human leucocytes (whole and sub-populations in short and long-term tissue culture.
- Development of novel in vitro procedures for assessing allergy.
- Assay of human cytokines, CD markers and related molecules by immunoassay.
- General ‘housekeeping’ in the laboratory, including safety documentation..
- Equipment supervision and ensuring correct use of such.
- Ordering of chemicals and apparatus.
- Laboratory safety including reporting accidents and COSHH implementation.
- Archiving and retrieval of scientific data generated.
- In vitro culture of all types of human blood cells.
- Report writing of experimentation, especially on completion of a specified work package.
- Maintenance of a laboratory notebook (on a daily basis) hard copy and electronic, as appropriate.
- Determination of cytokines, CD markers and related molecules by immunoassay or FACS.
- Development of all aspects of immunoassay procedures for the specific determination of novel human interferons.
- Storage of cell lines and other materials at –80oC and in liquid nitrogen both within the Company and at other sites.
- To attend all appropriate laboratory and scientific meetings in the Company.
- Assist in the transfer of techniques and procedures to third parties and assay validation organisations.
- Scientific liaison with third parties, specifically for the toxicology/formulation/trialling of interferons.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
The post holder should have the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree, together with a PhD plus research experience to enable the delivery and dissemination of independent research e.g. 4 years relevant post-doctoral work experience or a professional qualification and 6 years relevant professional experience.
A first degree in Immunology/Pharmacology is a distinct advantage together with extensive expertise in animal/human cell tissue culture and immunoassays.
Experience of planning and organising workload including the ability to supervise and delegate work to ensure the timely completion of research programmes.
The ability to develop research proposals and supervise junior staff.
How To Apply:
Please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter.