Full time, permanent role

Alderley Park, Cheshire

Are you seeking your next challenge as a Scientist/Study Investigator?  We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist to join our mammalian genetic toxicology team on a full-time basis. 

For the successful applicant, the role presents a fantastic opportunity to develop new skills within a CRO environment and has scope for career progression within an innovative and fast-growing business. This role is within a growing and supportive team and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work across several different study types.

About us

Gentronix is a specialist CRO, located at Alderley Park in the north-west UK. We are committed to helping our clients develop safer chemicals and medicines, using innovative screening platforms as well as GLP regulatory tests to detect hazard, to understand mode-of-action, and help manage risk.

Comprising of >35 toxicologists with a range of experiences from within the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and CRO industries, our team has extensive expertise in the fields of genetic and skin toxicology. We are committed to offering our employees the opportunity to train and develop within our organisation.

The benefits

  • Competitive salary, depending on experience (details available upon request)
  • Pension scheme offering an 8% employers contribution
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Smart Hive employee benefits scheme
  • Flexible working in a company with great team spirit
  • Working closely with our team of highly committed scientists, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills as a toxicologist within a CRO environment.

Your role

Working closely with our great team of highly committed scientists, you’ll carry out high quality in vitro toxicology studies. You will operate primarily within the mammalian genetic toxicology team focussed on delivering both non-GLP and GLP compliant studies. This will be a role with active involvement in the laboratory, encompassing all activities related to the in vitro micronucleus test (and other endpoints) from cell culture, test item preparation, slide preparation, microscopy-based analysis and data interpretation.  The successful candidate will be part of a growing team with a key role in supporting the company’s ambition to become the leading provider of predictive and preclinical toxicology products and services across a variety of industry sectors.

Specifically, you will:

  • Take an active role in the performance and delivery of high-quality preclinical toxicology studies
  • Work closely with the relevant Study Director and study team to ensure efficient and timely performance of assays, maintaining turnaround times and helping us to meet study deadlines; primarily in relation to the in vitro micronucleus test
  • Take responsibility for planning and managing your workload and training others across the team
  • Learn, maintain and employ knowledge of the principles of GLP
  • Demonstrate a willingness to develop microscopy and cytogenetic skills, along with other relevant practical skills.

About you

To join us as a Study Investigator, you will need:

  • A life sciences degree and ideally a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a life sciences laboratory environment
  • Good practical experience of mammalian cell culture techniques and preferably hands-on experience of working with microplates and high throughput testing
  • Prior experience of working in a CRO environment and/or understanding of the principles of GLP is desirable, though not essential
  • To be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of toxicology, and an enthusiasm for the application of these in both a screening and regulatory setting
  • Good communication skills, and a strong team player
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • To be IT literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • We would keenly welcome applications from candidates who have a practical knowledge and experience of cytogenetics and fluorescence microscopy.

Most of all, you will have a passion for the application of life sciences, be a diligent scientist, and have clear ambition to learn, develop and join a highly successful team.

Gentronix is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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