QA Scientist - Plant Cell Culture

Job Type:
Life Sciences
Job reference:
about 1 month ago

Position: QA Scientist (Plant Cell Culture Scientist )
Location: Worthing
Pay Rate: £20.28 Per Hour Via Umbrella / Inside IR35 / PAYE Option is available
LOA: 7 months
Position Available: 2 Position

Job Description:

To carry out plant cell culturing activities associated with the Quillaja Saponaria project within BPS. This primarily involves a program of work to generate calli from plants, maintain calli on agar and culture the plant cells in liquid suspension.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To participate in generation and maintenance of calli and generate cell cultures in liquid suspension ensuring all activities are performed according to the schedule.
  • To design and implement a high throughput screening methodology for assessing calli and improving QS21 production.
  • To identify methodologies and areas for improvement in screening program, conducting experiments to verify improvements and incorporate them into the screen.
  • Identify new technologies to establish and improve efficiency of the screen, liaise with suppliers, establish cost benefits and implement where appropriate.
  • Ensure all data is recorded in appropriate format. Analyse data using appropriate statistical software and use results to improve the screening program.
  • To interact and liaise with other BPS teams to support delivery of BPS objectives associated with the plant cell project
  • To adhere to and help maintain the highest levels of Safety and GLP across the department.
  • Ensure facilities and equipment are maintained to an appropriate standard and raise issues as necessary.

Minimum Lvl of Education:
Graduate qualification in scientific discipline or a number of years of practical experience

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