Study Scientist

Job Category:
Pharmaceuticals / Biotechnology / Forensics / Medical Devices
Job Type:
North West
Salary Description:
Negotiable, Attractive
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Job Ref:

Study Scientist

Genetic Toxicology Products and Services

Negotiable salary + Benefits

Based: North West England

Ref: 20009

Our client is a leading contract research organisation (CRO) providing genetic toxicology products and services, and is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist to join their in vitro mammalian toxicology team. The team is growing and needs a committed and organised individual to help expand expertise and establish an automated cytogenetics platform. The role will require good integration into the team and close working with the Study Directors. For the successful applicant, the role presents opportunities to develop new skills as a toxicologist within a CRO environment and has scope for career progression within the business.

The successful candidate will work within a focussed team to perform and deliver high quality in vitro toxicology studies in a timely fashion. He or she will operate primarily within the cytogenetics assay team but may also work on other in vitro toxicology study types, to deliver both non-GLP and GLP compliant studies. The successful candidate will be part of a growing team with a key role in supporting the company’s ambition to become the leading provider of predictive and preclinical toxicology products and services across a variety of industry sectors.


  • Take an active role in the performance and delivery of high quality preclinical toxicology studies at the company.
  • Work closely with the relevant Study Director to ensure efficient and timely performance of assays to maintain turnaround times and help meet study deadlines; primarily in relation to cytogenetics assays.
  • Learn, maintain and employ knowledge of the principles of GLP as relevant to the role.
  • Willingness to learn and deliver other toxicology assays as workloads dictate.
  • Comply with and precisely follow appropriate Standard Operating Procedures, recipes, Company policies etc.
  • Take responsibility for the faithful collection and recording of data, in accordance with GLP principles when required; take responsibility for the quality of the data generated.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a life sciences degree and ideally, a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a life sciences laboratory environment.
  • Have good practical experience of performing in vitro toxicology assays, and preferably hands-on experience of working with automated or semi-automated assay platforms e.g. image capture.
  • Need to demonstrate an understanding for the principles of toxicology, and enthusiasm for the application of these in both a screening and regulatory setting.

A key aspect of the role is supporting the implementation, validation and day to day running of an automated cytogenetics platform. The successful applicant with be able to demonstrate they have the potential to lead and drive this project forward.

Prior experience of working in a CRO environment would be very valuable. Practical knowledge and experience of cytogenetics and fluorescence microscopy is also desirable. Any prior knowledge / understanding of the principles of GLP would be beneficial.

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Contact Details:
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Tel: 01606 818290
Contact: Andy Cuthbert

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