Senior Research Associate-Cell Line Development

Laboratory Solutions are working with a rapidly expanding biotech based in Cambridge who have a Global reach in the US and they are looking to expand their Cell Line Development team. If you are a Research Associate looking to move up to a Senior Research Associate level then check out the job spec below-


  • Perform stable cell line development projects in a timely manner.

Each project includes construction of expression vectors, transfections, selection of clones, extensive mammalian cell culture, cryopreservation and cell line clonality 

  • Data analysis and data recording in electronic lab notebook to insure full traceability 
  • Quantification of recombinant proteins
  • Writing working instructions and technical reports
  • Prepare presentations and communicate the results to the team
  • Liaise and coordinate CLD projects with Process Development and Process Analytical groups
  • Optimize, evaluate and implement novel methods and technologies for process improvement
  • Participate at laboratory tasks as maintenance of equipment, ordering 
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug, GxP compliance, where applicable


  • MSc in molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or related discipline with a few years of relevant preferably industry experience 
  • Molecular biology skills (PCR, vector construction, Northern blot) 
  • Practical knowledge of working with mammalian cell culture techniques 
  • Practical experience in developing stable cell lines is a bonus
  • Experience with automation in cell culture and product analysis (FACS, Octet, Biacore) is highly desirable


  • Ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining a good attention to detail
  • Enjoys some repetition of tasks/projects
  • Good analytical skills
  • Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills; ability to manage several projects/cell lines simultaneously and to adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Good communication skills and ability to share experience with others 


This is a permanent role, an exciting time to join this company as they are innovative and not afraid to push the boundaries!


Application Instructions: 

If interested then please apply today and send your cv to

Application Closing Date: 
28 October