In Vivo Scientific Officer

RxCelerate Limited

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated in vivo scientist to join our rapidly growing in vivo team at RxCelerate. RxCelerate is an out-sourced drug development company based at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge. RxCelerate provides project management and R and D scientific services for virtual and semi-virtual companies spanning a wide range of medical indications. We deliver complete in vitro and in vivo drug development programmes. Further information about RxCelerate can be found on our website:

This is a hands-on role where the candidate is expected to assist with the design and conduct of animal studies. This will include, but is not limited to, dosing via all available routes, blood/tissue sampling techniques, as well as breeding and colony management. Previous dosing experience with breeding and colony management experience would be a strong advantage, however, not essential, as full training will be provided. Candidate competency records of procedures and techniques should be included in your application. Applicants should feel comfortable and confident in the safe handling of rodents, as these animals will form a core part of the workload. The ideal person would be in possession of an active (or recently revoked) UK Home Office personal licence (minimum of modules A and B) and be fully conversant with the principles of the 3Rs and ASPA.

The applicant must be a meticulous and methodical worker with excellent attention to detail and the ability to keep accurate records. They will be self-motivated with the ability to multitask and work to deadlines. A competent level of computer literacy is essential. Strong communication skills and demonstrable experience of working effectively in a team are essential.

The candidate will be required to travel between sites; therefore, a clean driving licence and access to a car is advantageous. Candidates must be able to demonstrate flexible working patterns, as out of hours working is a requirement for this post. This will include working on evenings, weekends and public holidays, as the workload requires.

Full / part-time / job share hours are available. RxCelerate offers a competitive salary with an annual bonus scheme.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae in PDF format to Informal enquiries can also be directed to this email address. Only applicants based in the UK and EU need apply.

The closing date for this role is 31st October 2017, with interviews to be held mid November 2017. No agencies, thank you.

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