Technical Assistant - Tissue Culture at Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Technical Assistant - Tissue Culture at Cambridge, United Kingdom

Roles in New Stem Cell Pipeline at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, based south of Cambridge, is one of the world’s leading genomic research centres funded primarily by the Wellcome Trust. Our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of the biology of humans and pathogens in order to improve human health.
The Institute conducts research in four thematic areas – human genetics, pathogen genetics, model organism genetics and informatics. Building on its expertise in the genetic manipulation of ES cells and the production of iPS cells, we are developing plans for a new scientific programme in Stem Cells and Cellular Phenotyping [SCCP]. The programme will have two major components – a resource of stem cells/iPS cells and a high-throughput cellular phenotyping platform.
We are currently drawing together the scientific leadership and technical expertise to develop and shape the resources and the platform. The significant infrastructure requirements are being progressed in parallel and include major laboratory refurbishment, equipment specification and purchase, defining resource needs and recruitment and training of technical groups. The new platform will sit alongside our established large scale experimental pipelines as part of an extensive scientific infrastructure including sequencing, genotyping, sample management, large scale PCR and others which support and drive numerous projects both internally and externally.
We are now looking to recruit a number of roles for the Stem Cell Pipeline in the facility. This pipeline will be responsible for generating, maintaining and genetically manipulating large numbers of high quality stem cells and differentiated cell lines. These cell lines will be generated from human and model organism tissues before being passed to other teams for phenotyping at the genetic and cellular level. Once implemented this fully operational pipeline will support new lines of scientific enquiry by allowing us to assess the impact of genetic variation at a cellular level across all areas of interest. This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver stem cell services at the forefront of science and technology with the potential for significant scientific advances and health impacts.
Technical Assistant – Tissue Culture: Ref: 81208
Salary range: £13,965 – £18,953 pa plus excellent benefits

This key role will ensure that on-going supplies of tissue culture, media and consumables are available for the smooth running of the project. The post holder’s main responsibility will be to ensure that the necessary culture media and feeder plates are generated for growing hIPCSC lines.
Other information
Informal enquiries may be made to James Ellis, SCCP Programme Manager – email: tel: 01223 494763

Deadline: Contact employer