Research Assistant vacancy at the Blond McIndoe Research Foundation in East Grinstead, UK

Blond McIndoe Research Foundation Laboratories have a vacancy for an experienced research assistant. This project is part of a long-term research programme to improve how cell therapies are produced and delivered to patients with severe skin injuries.

The Blond McIndoe Research Foundation has a long history of investigating wound healing in relation to burns and scald injuries. The programme of research is aimed at reducing scarring and the time taken to heal in burn injuries through the development of novel therapeutic and diagnostic measures. This post offers an excellent opportunity to work in an exciting and multi-disciplinary translational research unit with close ties to the clinical units at the adjacent Queen Victoria Hospital, as well as industrial partners.
To qualify,
candidates will hold at least a BSc or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject and have previous work experience in a research laboratory. Experience in primary cell culture as well as in a range of techniques, such as histology, qRT-PCR, flow cytometry and Western blotting are essential for this role. In addition, from time to time candidates will be required to collect samples from collaborating sites. A full, clean driving license and car are essential.

The expected salary range is £
22,500 – £23,000 per annum and the closing date for applications is 24 November 2015.

For an application form and a detailed job description, please contact the Foundation by email. For an informal enquiry, please contact Professor Tony Metcalfe by email or by phone on 0044 (0) 1342 414295.


Stem Cell Research Scientist vacancy at BioDivide in Wiltshire, UK

BioDivide is a stem cell biotechnology start-up company based in Melksham, Wiltshire, UK. Founded by Dr Erik Miljan, BioDivide has the vision to transform the regenerative medicine field by addressing challenges in the complete workflow from stem cell harvest, manufacture, cryostorage to clinical administration. With state-of-the-art stem cell laboratory facilities located in the southwest of the UK, BioDivide envisions to be a world-leader in stem cell and regenerative medicines, tools, technologies and services.

BioDivide is recruiting a laboratory-based stem cell research scientist for a specific project using mammalian stem cell culture techniques to conduct research in the commercial development of stem cell-based therapeutics. This is a dynamic position that involves investigating novel cell culture conditions to derive adult stem cells from primary tissue samples. In addition to cell culture techniques, molecular biology and immunocytochemistry is conducted to characterise the phenotype of the cells. The successful applicant will also be responsible for maintaining the daily operations of the laboratory.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an emerging biotechnology company to develop innovative stem cell-based products and services. The successful candidate must be a reliable, well-organised self-starter, have initiative and take pride in his/her work. The company has a welcoming, supportive and focused culture.

In order to apply for this role, please send a covering letter and CV by to Dr. Erik Miljan by


Lead Translational Therapy Scientist vacancy at NHSBT Birmingham, UK

National Health Service Blood & Transplant (NHSBT) have a vacancy for a Lead Translational Therapy Scientist in Birmingham, UK. The role offers the chance to lead a team of scientists in a large, modern and well-equipped GMP cell therapy laboratory, taking responsibility for translating new cell therapies under GMP to ensure the service stays at the cutting edge of patient-focused care.

NHSBT’s work in Cellular and Molecular Therapies (CMT) is central to the provision and improvement of haemopoietic stem cell transplantation. This work enables NHSBT to support approximately half of all transplants carried out in England each year through a network of GMP grade laboratories. NHSBT also carry out translational research and development activities with academic and commercial partners and have significant expertise in GMP, quality and regulatory matters.
To qualify, candidates will need to have a PhD and be an HCPC registered Clinical Scientist or actively working towards this. Significant relevant experience in stem cell and related cell processing and testing is required. Technical credentials should be complemented by excellent communication, training and leadership skills.

The expected salary range is £46,164 to £57,069 per annum and the closing date for applications is 11 November 2015.

For further information, please click
here, or contact Henriette Diallo at NHSBT by phone on 0044 (0)1865 381 040.


Manager, Cell Therapy Process Development at Sangamo BioSciences, Point Richmond, CA, US
Sangamo BioSciences have a vacancy for a Cell Therapy Process Development Manager at their headquarters in Point Richmond, CA, US. The successful candidate will manage the development and qualification of gene-modified cell-based therapeutics, with onward transfer to contract manufacturing organisations.

Essential functions include managing the development, qualification and validation testing of new and existing processes and assays for programs developing gene-modified cell-based products. The ideal candidate for this position will have in-depth experience of the development and manufacture of cell-based products in an industrial clinical production facility setting.

Sangamo are offering a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program.

For further information and for details on how to apply, please click


Cell Biology Lead vacancy at The Technology Partnership in Cambridge, UK
The Technology Partnership (TTP) have a vacancy for Cell Biology Lead in Cambridge, UK, to work within the Applied Science Group. The group is a unique multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers, covering a mixture of work looking at solving valuable problems for clients, as well as inventing and commercialising new, disruptive technologies. Clients range from innovative start-ups to some of the world’s most respected technology companies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for solving challenging technical problems by creatively applying their skills, and through direct client contact from the outset, will be providing industry leaders with exceptional outcomes on projects as well as helping TTP develop its business.
To qualify, candidates will need to have PhD (or equivalent) experience in cell biology, immunology, immuno-oncology or a related field (practical experience in autologous or allogenic therapies would be advantageous), and have a thorough understanding of the development of cell therapy in cancer immunology and cancer immunotherapeutics.

For further information and in order to apply for the job online, please click