Research Associate - Cell Biology

£20 - £25 per hour
  1. Interim/Contract
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  1. Technical Operations, Discovery / R&D, Analytical

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Hobson Prior are currently working with a leading biotech organisation who are focused on the treatment of solid cancers. Our client is looking for a Research Associate - Cell Biology to join them on a 12-month contract basis in Stevenage.

Job Responsibilities:

  • To conduct research experiments to support early candidate evaluation and subsequent selection.
  • Ensuring all required documentation and experimental records are completed and approved in a timely manner, ensuring validity and reliability of data at all times.
  • Development of new assays and analytical techniques to answer research questions or improve current techniques.
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver projects on time.
  • Assist in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and reagent supplies.
  • Troubleshoot problems and work autonomously.
  • Take accountability for execution of single projects.
  • Responsible for adhering to all health and safety guidance, provided by the Company.
  • Any other duties as required following consultation with the post holder.

Key Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Effective cross-functional interaction with other members.


  • BSc/MSci degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years postgraduate experience in a biotechnology/industrial environment.
  • Mammalian cell and tissue culture experience, working under aseptic conditions.
  • Develop and execute cell-based assays (e.g., MTS, proliferation, ATP).
  • Experience in analysis of antibodies and/or their drug-conjugates by binding assays such as BIACore SPR, ELISA, Flow Cytometry and other immuno-assays.
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and immunocytochemistry (ICC) experience.
  • Experience with purification of antibodies from hybridoma cells lines and quality control.
  • Experience of working in a busy laboratory environment is desirable.

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