Research Assistant – Manufacturing, Science & Technology

Research Assistant – Manufacturing, Science & Technology
at Bit Bio
Cambridge, UK is an award-winning spinout from the University of Cambridge. Our breakthrough technology combines synthetic and stem cell biology for the precise, efficient and consistent reprogramming of human cells used in research, drug discovery, and cell therapy. At, we are passionate about engineering human cells that will enable the medicine of the future. To do this we need talented and curious people who want to make an impact on the future of science and therapeutics.

As a team of individuals, we value science, collaboration, openness, curiosity and creativity. We are united by trust and respect for each other.

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge

Type: Full time, permanent / Start: Immediate

Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a member of the Manufacturing Science & Technology (MSAT) team to work on the process development, scale-up and optimisation of non-GMP processes for a wide range of iPSC-derived cell types.

You will work at the interface of R&D, providing technical expertise whilst delivering robust manufacturing processes which will enable the translation of products from proof of principle to sterile manufacture. The Research Assistant will work closely with the R&D, Clinical Translation, Quality, Logistics and Commercial teams to help deliver a quality product to market. As such, there is a requirement to be diplomatic, collaborative, customer focused, change agile, comfortable in leading and adapting to changing priorities in a rapidly growing business.

This role will be based at our site in Cambridge with flexibility for occasional home working.

Your key responsibilities will include:

Tissue culture and quality control of human iPSC lines and iPSC derived cell lines.
Initiation and execution of experiments, analysis and reporting of results.
Providing technical and scientific support to the MSAT team by contributing to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) development and implementation.
Working with the wider team to maintain effective organisation of laboratories and workflows.
Participate a culture of continuous improvement and develop systems to maintain high standards of service and good practice.


Have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a relevant field of biological sciences.
Have demonstrable experience in a R&D/Manufacturing/Tech Transfer team in industry or an academic institution.
Will join as a keen team player driven by a passion for scientific discovery and cell biology.
Are a motivated experimentalist enjoying benchwork, with scientific rigour and a problem-solving attitude.
Will have attention to detail and keen organizational skills.
Excellent record keeping and management of a laboratory notebook.
Will be working collaboratively with the wider team under supervision of a senior scientist.

With essential experience in…

Human iPSC tissue culture.
Aseptic technique.
General understanding of molecular biology techniques.
Microscopy and cell counting/straining techniques.

...and possibly....

Experience in human iPSC differentiation.
Practical experience in handling a diverse range of human cells.
Mammalian cell phenotyping techniques (immunostaining, qPCR).

More reasons to join us: provides a vibrant and dynamic work environment in an exciting, fast-moving time for biology. We work with cutting edge technologies and with our world-leading scientific advisory board. We conduct pioneering work with real-world impact.

We trust our people to make significant contributions early on with opportunities to be involved in projects that are key to the success and growth of our young company. We invest in people, creating opportunities for personal development in an inclusive multi-skilled team with ambitious goals that provide opportunities to learn on the job from each other.

Creativity and open minds are encouraged for everyone to contribute to the success of the company.

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Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
16 October 2022