Research Associate - Stem Cells

Full time
Job location: London 
Salary: £24,000-£30,000 + stock options 
Opening date: 02 March 2020 
Closing date: 28 April 2020 

You rarely get the chance to change an industry. But that's position we find ourselves in. 
We're developing a revolutionary automated mammalian cell culture system. Cells are key to every biotech and pharma company - from those developing new drugs, to those developing new cell-based medicines. And yet today they're all grown totally manually, the same as 100 years ago. 
In the near future, our solutions will be growing cells for cell therapies - the best cancer cures ever created. Join us and help us get there! We have recently been featured in top lists from Labiotech as well as Forbes, and we're backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup accelerator in the world which produced companies such as AirBnb, Dropbox, and Ginkgo Bioworks. 
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We’re looking for a creative and highly motivated candidate to join our newly-launched stem cell program, to help us benchmark and push the limits of our system and what we can automate.
As a Research Associate, this role involves designing, performing and troubleshooting experiments with appropriate controls, conducting data analysis, maintaining accurate written records of laboratory procedures, and providing regular reporting of experimental results.
You should be experienced at managing multiple cell lines simultaneously, as well as tracking consumable requirements to ensure the lab always has what you need. 

Must have

    • Testing methods of automating the stem cell culture on our systems, through planning, designing, executing and analyzing relevant experiments
    • Troubleshooting experiments and identifying abnormal or unexpected trends in data; offering suggestions of the root cause(s).
    • Reporting results to the Group Lead.
    • Contributing to relevant tasks for optimal operation of the laboratory, such as collaborating on ordering reagents, maintenance and banking of cells.
    • Occasional weekend work (Saturday and/or Sunday) may be required.


    • M.Sc. in Molecular and Cell Biology or related area
    • At least 1 year of cell culture experience. Experience culturing human iPSC or other stem cells is appreciated
    • Robust experimental design and ability to troubleshoot


    • Competitive £24,000-£30,000 salary with stock options
    • Lunch covered daily
    • Collaborative team environment with very high potential to learn new skills

Closing date

    • Applications close 28/04/2020
Our solutions are going to transform the way every biotech works. Join us and help us get there!