Title: Technical Support Position

Hours: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Location: Milton Park

Emergex Vaccines is a privately held company focusing on the development of medicines against viral and bacterial infectious diseases, using purely synthetic non-biological components that prime immune cells to destroy pathogen infected cells. Our vaccines elicit different responses than antibody producing vaccines which are associated with antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) complications.

Role overview:
You will be part of a small research team responsible for in vitro testing of base nanoparticles and test vaccines on cell lines and primary cells. You will also be involved in the day-to-day running of the labs, as well as maintaining databases and stocks of lab consumables.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Maintain stocks of lab consumables, reagents, and the general smooth running of the labs.
  • Maintain and grow cell lines and help with running in vitro tissue culture experiments.
  • You may be encouraged to help with the manufacture and purification of gold nanoparticles.
  • Clean down of equipment and rooms to a compliant standard.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental, health and safety rules, signage and instructions at all times.
  • Ensure databases are up-to-date and compliance with HTA regulations.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • BSc or MSc in a biological science, ideally with several years of laboratory experience but experienced non graduates are also encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in tissue culture techniques and maintaining sterility is essential.
  • Highly motivated with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Thoroughness and ability to follow procedures and attention to details.
  • Experience in immunological assays such as flow cytometry and ELISAs is highly desirable.

 

Who we are looking for:

 

  • Punctual, confident, adaptive, flexible individual
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy
  • Competent at record keeping skills
  • Confident dealing with people at all levels of an organisation, to build strong relationships and challenge when necessary.