Cell Culture Technician

Guildford, UK

ANGLE is a world-leading liquid biopsy company with offices in Guildford (UK), Toronto (Canada) and Philadelphia (US). ANGLE’s proven patent protected liquid biopsy platform products have the potential to be used in cancer diagnostics to enable early, accurate identification of an individual’s condition for the prevention, treatment, and monitoring of disease

With 1 in 2 UK people being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime*, ANGLE’s liquid biopsy technologies have the potential to help clinicians select the most appropriate drugs and therapies for an individual patient. As such, our technologies support the development of Precision Medicine.

In 2021 we opened GCLP compliant clinical laboratories in Guildford (UK) and Philadelphia (USA) to provide “pharma services” for cancer drug trials and, once the labs are accredited, laboratory developed tests (LDTs) for patient management. The pharma services business offers dynamic analysis of patient condition before, during and after the patient receives the drug, assessing both CTCs and CTC clusters recovered from a simple blood test. We are also pursuing an FDA product clearance for the Parsortix system and have submitted a full De Novo submission, which is currently in substantive review with FDA.

*Source: Cancer – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

The Cell Culture Technician is primarily responsible for smooth running of cell culture facility according to standard operating procedures, providing technical support to the scientific team. The job is laboratory based, working in a multi-disciplinary team.

This position provides invaluable lab experience and teamwork skills, and the opportunity to learn about and contribute to product development in an industry environment. This is a scientific support role and will involve routine tasks.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining the cell culture platform in accordance with the R&D group leader.
  • Responsible for maintaining day to day running of the cell culture facility, including: maintaining mammalian cell lines culture and cell culture facility consumables, receiving and unpacking deliveries and preparing buffers and culture media.
  • Generating labelled cells for general laboratory use.
  • Preparing cells for routine testing of mycoplasma infection and cell authentication.
  • Keeping the cell culture facility clean, tidy and minimising contamination risks at all times.
  • Responsible for maintaining excellent cell culture documentation as appropriate within the quality system. Ensuring regulatory compliance of all work undertaken by themselves and any other work carried out in the cell culture facility.
  • Performing any other reasonable duties, as required.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Attributes:

  • B.Sc. or equivalent in Life Sciences or ‘A’ Levels and 2 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Excellent aseptic technique and extensive relevant technical knowledge are required. Experience in a full-time experience in cell culture and use of cell culture equipment would be a plus.
  • Experience working to strict quality standards such as ISO9001 or preferably ISO13485 would be an advantage. A strong understanding of the importance of accurate record keeping within a strictly controlled quality system is essential.
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills, work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Commercially astute and a dynamic, strategic thinker.
  • Possess a flexible, can-do approach to the requirements of the job.
  • Due to the nature of the role, our requirement is for this position to be Guildford based, office hours, five days per week.

Join our Team

At ANGLE, we foster a dynamic, entrepreneurial approach to translating leading edge translational research into clinical diagnostics. We offer the potential for significant corporate growth and career development. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas.

We are always in search of potential employees who share our vision and want to make a difference today. In your submission, please note the position you are interested in, describe your background and what you can bring to our team along with attaching your resume.

As a member of our excellent and fast-growing team you will receive opportunities for development and a competitive benefits package.

Salary estimate – £24,000-£25,000 per annum

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