AAV Scientist Technician

Location UK, East Anglia
Salary 20,000 - 27,000


Scientist Technician

Location: Cambridge

Contract: Full-time and permanent

Sector: Biotechnology

Salary: c£25,000 depending on experience, this may differ.


Our client is an innovative biotechnology company based outside of the centre of Cambridge. They have built a platform to synthesis DNA which provides exciting possibilities for ensuring cheaper, faster and more accurate DNA / gene constructs than traditional plasmid-based methods. They also run drug discovery projects within the gene therapy sector using adeno-associated viruses (AAV). In a key phase of their growth, our client is looking to bring a Technician into the team to support the AAV and cell biology section of the business. This role will require the successful candidate to have previous AAV expression experience within mammalian cell lines (HEK-293 etc)


The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for a junior scientist who holds a BSc/MSc in a Biology focused role with at least one year of experience within AAV expression and production. This can be gained during your degree, or in industry. This role will involve the following:


  • Mammalian cell culture.
  • Conducting transient cell transfections.
  • AAV purification through chromatography and other techniques.
  • Use of ELISA, flow cytometry, gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE to analyse vectors.
  • Maintain lab equipment whilst complying with company health and safety practices.






Skills and Experience Needed

The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • BSc / MSc / PhD in a biological / biotechnology discipline (essential)
  • 1 year of previous Adeno-associate virus production experience (essential)
  • Strong experience in some protein analysis techniques such as ELISA, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, qPCR, flow cytometry (essential to be confident in the use of some of these)
  • Previous AAV purification would be a bonus, but is not essential





The Package

As an up-and-coming Cambridge Biotech, our client is able to offer a competitive salary, progression options and benefits package including private pension.


To Apply

If you would like to apply to this opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to Charlie Cox at charlie.cox@taylorollinson.co.uk – alternatively, please call Charlie on 07903 204577.

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