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Stem Cell Scientist

Roslin Technologies - Animal Cells Group

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 22nd September 2021

Roslin Technologies

Roslin Tech is an ambitious, cutting‐edge biotech company focused on food and agriculture. Our mission to advance disruptive biotechnologies to improve how we produce proteins. We envision a world where everyone has access to affordable, nutritious, and responsibly produced protein.

The shift towards cultivated meat is accelerating, and it all starts with the cells. Our work as a cell line provider, using ground-breaking technology, is unique in the industry. Our Animal Cells play a key role in bringing the future of cultivated meat closer to reality.

Our offices and labs are based at the Roslin Innovation Centre in Edinburgh. To complement our own internal capabilities, we have privileged access to experts and intellectual property from the world-famous Roslin Institute, which is co-located on the Easter Bush Campus. Together with our partners, we commercialise our cells and make protein production more sustainable.

To make cultivated meat, cells need to grow in culture at scale. This is a new and innovative area where we strive to be global leaders. This is an exciting, new opportunity for a Bioengineer to join our ground-breaking Animal Cells unit, to help move us closer to our vision for an alternative protein future.

About the role

This is a new opportunity for an enthusiastic Stem Cell Scientist to join our Animal Cells unit, to move us closer to our vision for an alternative protein future. The scientist will join our development team, based at the Roslin Innovation Centre.

The Animal Cells unit develops bespoke cell lines for Cellular Agriculture. Our team are at the forefront of animal stem cell technologies, having derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from a range of species. We are currently expanding our species coverage for the cultivated meat industry.

You will be involved in the application of our cutting-edge approaches to generate iPS cells from livestock species, with an emphasis on ruminant stem cells. This will require extensive tissue culture, molecular biology and cellular analysis experience.

What we’re looking for

Essential

  • BSc and PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Extensive tissue culture experience and excellent aseptic technique
  • Experience of CRISPR genome editing
  • Ability to develop and test protocols
  • Ability to successfully deliver a research project, including the design and execution of experiments and writing reports

Desirable

  • Experience in primary culture of animal tissue to derive new cell lines
  • Experience of iPS cell reprogramming strategies and delivery techniques in different types of mammalian cells
  • Practical experience in molecular biology and protein expression
  • Experience in bioinformatics
  • Experience in commercial R&D
  • Experience in supervision/training of personnel

Further details

This role is for a fixed term full-time position available for an initial 18-month period, with further extension intended. We will offer a competitive and attractive compensation package.

For enquiries, please contact Professor Jacqui Matthews (jacqui.matthews@roslintech.com). To apply, please send a CV and cover letter explaining why you have applied for the post to careers@roslintech.com.

Closing date: 22.09.21

Roslin Technologies offers

  • Competitive and attractive salary and generous company pension plan
  • A passionate work environment focused on a fast-growing field, using ground breaking stem cell technologies
  • Strong emphasis on team performance, scientific rigour, and personal development
  • Regular company events to foster our culture
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