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Culture Media Scientist
Oxford, South West

We have an exciting new opportunity to join one of our clients on a full-time permanent basis as a Culture Media Scientist. The purpose of this role is to conduct scientific work, to support the development and production of animal myoblasts or adipocytes from stem cells to replace muscle or fat grown in animals.



As a scientist you will join the Culture Media Team to perform the following duties:

  • Develop, optimise, and characterise cell culture medium to maximise conversion into muscle or fat cells
  • Optimise protocols to enhance proliferation of primary stem cells in vitro
  • Design, plan, and execute complex R&D experiments ensuring that deliverables are successfully met within timelines
  • Document research findings clearly in an electronic lab book
  • Communicate regularly in group meetings and prepare and deliver presentations to the project team and internal stakeholders
  • Along with team members, provide routine laboratory maintenance, including participating in equipment upkeep, cleaning rotas and laboratory consumables stock management
  • Shared responsibility for out-of-hours cell culture maintenance
  • Ensure that laboratory health, safety and quality procedures are followed
  • Select, follow, and adapt experimental protocols and generate laboratory SOPs
  • Support the preparation of laboratory risk assessments and maintenance of health and safety protocols
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the project and protocols
  • Keep abreast of current technologies and relevant scientific literature to help identify opportunities for improvements and reduction of costs

Qualifications & Experience:

Minimum Required

  • PhD in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, or related field.
  • Two years of post-doctoral experience, in cell biology, and process development, preferably gained in industry or in an academic-industrial collaboration


Essential Experience:

  • Extensive experience in cell process development, with deep knowledge of cell biology and cell metabolism/biochemistry
  • Proven experience in cell culture, including serum-free culture medium evaluation and screening, culture characterisation and process optimisation
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and conducting multi-factorial experiments
  • Ability to apply mathematical characterisation to biological processes
  • Excellent numeracy, computer, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a growing team


Desirable Experience:

  • Stem and primary cell culture
  • Suspension or 3D cell culture
  • Experience in the application of ‘omics to process design and optimisation
  • Proven experience in statistical experimental design, data analysis and multi-step optimisation
  • Metabolic analysis and optimisation of cell culture medium and processes
  • Experience of writing SOPs and risk assessments
Salary: 32,000 - 42,000 PA
Date Posted: 21/06/2022
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