3 months ago

Scientist In Vivo Neurology (12 month initial FTC)

London Competitive Contract

Scientist In Vivo Neurology (12 month initial FTC)

The opportunity to work within an industry leading provider of development services in pharmaceutical research and testing. You will work closely with an external prestigious partner organisation on collaborative studies.

Working with both in vitro and in vivo techniques, this varied opportunity gives you the chance to be a part of a growing business and to make a genuine contribution to cutting edge science.

The opportunity for progression and contract renewal is very realistic.

The position:

This position will be a new addition to the growing research team that is fundamental in providing support to client’s pharmacology studies.

The key focus will be working with neuronal cell cultures and in vitro/ ex vivo assay development to support the discovery programmes, as well as input into study design and coordination. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to undergo a Home Office PIL qualification, if they do not already possess this, as well as additional in vivo training.


  • Relevant BSc/ MSc minimum in life science subject
  • Strong experience with mammalian cell culture is essential
  • Strong understanding of brain anatomy and rodent brain dissection/ tissue preparation
  • Applicants must have previous work experience including some animal handling
  • Home Office PIL (modules 1-4) preferred but can be trained
  • Experience working with neuronal cells would be a strong advantage
  • Some experience in organotypic brain slice culture preparations would be an added bonus
  • Any DNA/ RNA/ protein extraction from tissue experience would also be an added benefit
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills

Key Words:

Research scientist, graduate, mid level, experienced, in vivo, in vitro, ex vivo, mammalian, murine, rodent, rat, mouse, mice, neuronal, neurology, brain, cell culture, culturing, tissue preparation, sample, fresh frozen, fixed, perfusion, aseptic, PIL, dissection, slicing.

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