This is an exciting opportunity to join the Human Embryo and Stem cell Unit (HESCU) at the Francis Crick Institute. HESCU is a core facility and supports and develops workflows with Crick scientists that involve the use of human pluripotent stem cells. HESCU has a multidisciplinary user base that is dynamic, evolving and expanding and with this comes the opportunity to be involved in cutting edge research.
We are looking for a highly motivated, proactive, experienced scientist to join our unit. The successful applicant will have extensive wet lab experience in pluripotent cell culture and molecular biology as well as experience with quality control assessment and related assays. Developing and driving specific scientific projects and platforms within the facility in a collaborative setting is also key to this role. Well-developed communication and organisational skills are essential as the role requires the teaching and demonstration of techniques to other scientific staff.
HESCU is dedicated to developing and driving enabling platforms for pluripotent stem cell research. Currently it has a small portfolio of techniques but we are keen to extend this portfolio to include diverse differentiation protocols, reprogramming, gene editing and extended quality control. We are keen to recruit an experienced scientist who would like to work in a small team both collaboratively and independently to identify and drive workflows to support and promote the synergy of the scientific work carried out in the Francis Crick Institute.
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 1 April 2018 at 23:30.
All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.