Skylark - Scientist - Cell Biology

  • Skylark Therapeutics
  • Job type: Permanent
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We have an opportunity for a talented and highly motivated Scientist to join an exciting new business venture focused on applying the company’s proprietary gene silencing platform (GEiGS) to the development of novel human therapeutics.

The GEiGS technology facilitates Stable, Tunable and Programmable silencing activity that differentiates it from alternative gene editing or gene regulation approaches, and specifically enables production of programmable, next-generation cell therapies, addressing many current limitations.

The appointee will be joining a multidisciplinary team of computational and experimental biologists. The post is ideal for a dynamic individual looking to be part of a cutting-edge research program that will also have real impact on patients’ lives. Due to the early stage nature of the company it is imperative to have a pragmatic, can-do, collaborative approach.

Skills

Essential

  • Significant cell biology experience across a range of different mammalian cell types
  • Extensive experience with developing flow cytometry assays, and with cell sorting/FACS
  • Use of in-vitro assays to profile immune cell biology
  • Systematic, methodical approach

Desirable

  • Culturing and characterization of iPSCs/stem cells and primary cells
  • iPSC differentiation
  • Use of single cell methodologies to profile cell therapy products and/or immune cells (e.g. 10X Genomics or MissionBio)

Qualifications / Profile

  • MSc or Ph.D with significant experience (MSc – 3yrs, Ph.D – 1yr)
  • Strong communication skills with proven ability to relay information effectively and efficiently, both to computational and experimental scientists
  • Team-orientation toward collaboration and mutual success
  • Ability to ensure reproducible and transferable work through use of appropriate procedures and documentation

Additional information

  • Job Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • Time requirement: Full time
  • Compensation: We offer a competitive compensation package to successful candidates

 To apply, please send CV and cover letter to careers@skylarktx.com

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