Senior In Vivo Scientific Officer

RxCelerate Limited

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and 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. We provide project management and R and D scientific services for virtual and semi-virtual companies spanning a wide range of medical indications. We deliver comprehensive in vitro and in vivo drug development programmes. Further information about RxCelerate can be found on our website:

This is a hands-on role and the candidate is expected to have extensive experience in the design and conduct of animal studies, including (but not limited to) dosing, blood/tissue sampling techniques, as well as breeding and colony management, preferably in a drug discovery setting. The applicant will be educated to degree level in a scientific subject or possess 3 years relevant experience. The ideal person would be in possession of an active (or recently revoked) UK Home Office personal licence with strong technical expertise accompanied by practical experience of a variety of animal models. The candidate must be fully conversant with the principles of the 3Rs and ASPA. Experience in surgical techniques is desirable.

The applicant must be a meticulous and methodical worker with excellent attention to detail and the ability to keep accurate and up-to-date records. They will be self-motivated with a proven track record of organising and performing experiments with minimal supervision. 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 necessitates.

Full / part-time / job share hours are available, which include weekend working. 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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