Job Details
Closing Date: 2019-01-14
Institution: Aquila Biomedical
Term: Permanent
Keyword Names: Industry: R&D
Salary: £20,000 to £30,000
Line 1: Aquila Biomedical
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description


Aquila Biomedical, Edinburgh, Scotland

This is an opportunity to join an ambitious start-up company based in the Edinburgh BioQuarter/Edinburgh University offering specialist preclinical contract research services to Pharmaceutical companies focussed on Immuno-Oncology, Immunology and specialised multiplex Histology.

Job Description:

We are looking for a dynamic graduate level scientist to join the team that either already has experience of immunology techniques or can demonstrate the ability to pick up practical skills quickly. It is critical for the position that a sound knowledge of Immunology is evident on which they will be able to understand concepts across the variety of client and company projects.

Key Tasks:

  • Work with the team and relevant academic contacts as required to ensure quality conduct and delivery of projects primarily in the Immuno-Oncology area.
  • Production and maintenance of primary cell cultures (eg. T cells, dendritic cells, macrophages) as well as various tumour cell lines as required.
  • Preparation of standard reagents, compounds and test substances as required.
  • Conduct experimental readout and analysis using cell sorting, flow cytometry, ELISAs, PCR.
  • Data analysis and quantification using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Actively interrogate scientific literature to understand relevant therapeutic targets in the Immuno-Oncology area as necessary for individual projects.
  • Planning of projects in advance, arranging resources required for experimental conduct, ordering reagents etc.
  • Accurate record keeping of all experimental work, from initial protocol development, accurate lab notes, through to write up of results and report production.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, participating in lab and client discussions.
  • Implement quality control steps to ensure projects are conducted and delivered according to the standards expected, developing new or updating SOP’s as required.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Life science degree (Immunology/Molecular Biology/Oncology desirable), MSc advantage.
  • Laboratory experience in sterile TC methods, ELISAs, flow cytometry, PCR

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our growing team, who would be excited about investigating novel compound activity on behalf of our clients to further medical advances in the field of cancer immunotherapy.

Salary entry level will be based on experience.