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Scientist 1, Cell Culture

Job Summary

Horizon is a leading life science company that delivers science-driven research solutions advancing the understanding of the genetic basis of disease and the delivery of better healthcare outcomes for patients. We act as a discovery partner for leading pharma and biotech companies worldwide, providing research services and tools to support the development of personalized medicines.

We have an exciting opportunity for a cell culture scientist to join our team. As a Scientist 1 in the cell culture department, you will be responsible for maintaining, cryopreservation and validation of cell lines from clients and internal groups.

This is a lab-based role. Candidates will be expected to work on multiple tasks or projects simultaneously and should be highly self-motivated, able to work to tight timelines and be comfortable working under pressure in an environment with shifting priorities.

Note that this position will require flexible working to cover 7-day operations on a rota basis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain multiple mammalian tissue culture cell lines in culture
  • Cryopreserve mammalian cells using aseptic technique.
  • Testing and supplying Cell Banks to internal and external groups
  • Following training, independently perform detailed tasks under minimal supervision
  • Process, record, and report all data generated in a precise and organized manner
  • Identify and solve problems associated with processes or own activities
  • Use resources effectively and hold self and others accountable for high standards
  • Be an effective team member in supporting cell-based onboarding at Horizon


Essential Competencies & Requirements

  • Degree in Biotechnology or Biological discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience of cell culture and excellent aseptic technique
  • A careful and meticulous nature with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic environment and on several different projects or tasks concurrently
  • Ability to work to tight timelines and be able to manage a busy workload.
  • Flexible, adaptable, independent, resilient and able to work in a matrix-managed environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal