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Cell Culture Scientist

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.


The Role

We are looking for an innovative and highly creative lab-based drug discovery scientist with Cell Culture experience to join the InVitro team focused on AI-driven research projects. You will be an expert cell biologist responsible for generating and maintaining cell stocks used for assays to progress and support several programmes across the company's portfolio.

Based at the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge (UK), you will work closely with experts in artificial intelligence, informatics, biological sciences, and chemical sciences teams to devise creative ways to reimagine the way medicines are discovered.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Mammalian cell culture (maintenance, passaging, revival, cryopreservation and media preparation).
  • You will be working in containment levels 1 and 2 laboratories and sometimes with human primary cells.
  • Provide support for other teams within Drug Discovery by expanding and plating cells in multiwell plates and/or running cell-based assays.
  • Routine lab maintenance such as organisation of central cell culture stocks and reagents, scheduling equipment maintenance and other tasks related to the tissue culture labs.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Share your expertise in tissue culture to help make decisions and drive projects forward, participate in meetings and discussions.
  • Follow laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and keep accurate Electronic Lab Notebooks.
  • Undertake a critical support role managing the tissue culture lab and checking equipment maintenance/calibration, this includes regularly performing Portable Appliance Testing (PAT). You will receive training for executing these tasks.

We are looking for someone with

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in biological sciences or a related discipline (or equivalent experience).
  • 3+ years experience working with cell culture.
  • Experience growing different cell lines.
  • Experience with hiPSC culture and differentiation is essential.
  • A positive mindset to problem-solving with the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Strong organisational and communication skills.
Nice to haves
  • Familiarity with cell transductions/transfections, and stable cell line generation.
  • Experience working with complex culture systems (3D, organoids and co-cultures).
  • Experience with high content imaging is desired.
  • Experience with Health and Safety rules and implementation of risk assessments.

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI unites AI with human expertise to discover new and more effective medicines. Our unique computational R&D platform spans every step of the drug discovery process, powering an in-house pipeline of over 25 drug programmes. We advance our mission to reinvent drug discovery by harnessing the power of a diverse team, rich with different backgrounds, experiences, opinions and personalities.  In our offices in London and New York and research facility in Cambridge (UK), we work in highly collaborative, multidisciplinary teams, harnessing skills across biology, chemistry, engineering, AI, machine learning, informatics, precision medicine and drug discovery.

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