Research Assistant

£27000 - £32000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  1. Technical Operations, Discovery / R&D, Protein

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Hobson Prior are looking for a Research Assistant for an exciting opportunity to join a top biotechnology organisation on a permanent basis in Hitchin. Our client concentrates on developing pioneering gene therapies to enable people living with chronic diseases live a better life.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accountable to carry out routine cell culture and perform transient transfections.
  • Perform analytical techniques on vector preparations (QPCR, ELISA, protein gels etc).
  • Aid the smooth and efficient running of the Vector Core.
  • Perform AAV vector purification by a range of methods.
  • To ensure validity and reliability of data at all times and maintain accurate records.
  • From time-to-time support additional high-priority projects to meet deadlines.
  • Assist with the effective running of the laboratory by undertaking the appropriate H&S training, maintain a high level of laboratory cleanliness and participate in any laboratory duties commensurate with the grade as required.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings, training and development sessions.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize daily work with limited supervision
  • Ability to work well in a team in a fast-paced environment.


  • You will have a minimum BSc-degree in a relevant biological discipline.
  • Experience in protein analysis techniques (SDS-PAGE, Western, ELISA) and QPCR.
  • Hands on experience with mammalian cell culture.
  • Working knowledge of AAV (or other viral vectors) production and purification is admirable.
  • Experience in FPLC protein purification is admirable.

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