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🥼Cell Culture Technician

Hoxton Farms

Hoxton Farms

People & HR
England, UK
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024
We're looking for a Cell Culture Technician to join our awesome team.

Your experience with mammalian tissue culture and culture media preparation will make you an essential member of our technical team. You will develop and optimise animal component-free formulations for stem cell expansion and differentiation using high-throughput screenings, and optimise the preparation of customised cell culture media from powder. You’ll be working alongside a brilliant group of scientists, engineers and technicians, supporting our journey towards large-scale production of cultivated fat.

At every step, you will play a huge role in shaping the future of food.

As a Cell Culture Technician, you will work within our R&D team to develop animal component-free media for expansion and differentiation of our cell lines. You will spend your time in our brand new tissue culture lab, preparing and optimising culture media to support our entire cell-line development workflow from cells to Master Cell Bank creation and manufacturing. Your understanding of the chemical properties of media components, including their impact on stem cell bioprocessing, will make you an essential member of our team. In this role, you’ll develop expertise with cutting-edge equipment and analytical techniques in a lab that combines tissue culture with food science.

You should have at least one year’s experience working in a mammalian tissue culture laboratory within academia or industry, including:

  • An undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience in industry) in life sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, or a related discipline
  • Routine mammalian cell culture experience
  • Familiarity with good laboratory practice and aseptic technique
  • Experience preparing media formulations for cell culture
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity and attention to detail

Ideally you'll have experience in some, but not necessarily all, of the following areas:

  • Preparation of complex media compositions and reconstitution of media from powder
  • Implementation of cell-based assays and validation of media components using high-throughput techniques
  • Culture and differentiation of mammalian stem cells in adherent and suspension formats
  • Optimisation media formulations to improve cell density and/or differentiation efficiency
  • ATMP R&D or manufacture
  • Lab inventory management
  • Analytical techniques (HPLC, MS, ELISA)
  • Laboratory automation

The benefits:

💰 Highly competitive salary (£38k per year)

📈 Stock option plan

🏛️ Brand new lab and office in Old Street

🥳 Weekly socials and events

🏡 Pension plan (matching up to 5% and salary sacrifice scheme)

🏖️ 25 days' holiday + bank holidays

👐 Supportive and collaborative environment

💪 Being part of something amazing

Hoxton Farms is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging.

If you believe you would add value to our company but don’t meet all the criteria, we would still love to hear from you. We especially encourage applications from female+, LGBTQIA+, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in the tech industry.