Cell Culture Research Associate/ Scientist

About Metrion Biosciences

Metrion Biosciences (‘Metrion’) is a UK-based, ion channel focused Contract Research Organisation (CRO) providing high-quality in vitro preclinical drug discovery and safety profiling services. Formed in 2015, Metrion has since established a loyal and growing global customer base who access our comprehensive suite of drug discovery services; including medicinal chemistry screening support, cardiac safety profiling and custom assays using native tissue and stem cells. Metrion’s vision is to establish the company as the first-choice outsourcing partner for ion channel drug discovery research and cardiac safety services for the worldwide pharmaceutical industry.

Cell Culture Research Associate/ Scientist

Metrion is looking to recruit a Cell Culture Research Associate/Scientist to expand our
enthusiastic cell culture team. The role will be based at our Granta Park headquarters
(Cambridge, UK) and the successful applicant will be responsible for supporting the functions
of the cell culture team.

Duties to include the following:
• Employ careful aseptic technique and follow all tissue culture laboratory Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs) closely, keeping full and accurate details of
• Maintain healthy cultures of stable heterologous and immortalized cell lines
according to requirements.
• Provide cells for electrophysiological assays on automated and manual patch clamp
platforms as specified by the daily plan, liaising closely with staff and communicating
any issues and observations to line manager.
• Provide cells for plate-based assays, seeding plates at required density and
pretreating cells and preparing plate wells as required by individual cell line
• Prepare frozen stocks of ‘assay-ready’ cells to facilitate screening on demand.
• Scale-up supplies of cell line vials stored in liquid nitrogen banks, as requested.
• Prepare cell culture reagents as required to support the electrophysiology team.
• Carry out housekeeping duties in cell culture facility.
• Administration duties to include stock inventory, placing of orders in online
procurement system, unpacking and booking in deliveries on arrival.

Essential Skills/ Qualifications:
• BSc and/or at least one years of relevant laboratory experience.
• Demonstratable lab-based experience.
• Experience and/or knowledge of aseptic technique, training will be provided.
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to record and maintain accurate written
• Be able to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
• Proactive attitude and positive approach to help the team succeed.

Desirable Skills:
• Experience working in an industrial setting.
• Experience with following SOPs.
• Experience with aseptic technique for the culture of cell lines.

• There will be a requirement to work some bank holidays which will be compensated.

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Do you have a passion for ion channel drug discovery?

If you have any questions that you would like to discuss regarding this vacancy or for an informal discussion about this role, please contact us today to discover more. We look forward to hearing from you.