Research Assistant, Translational Medicine

Bit bio

Closing Date: 20/03/2023

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Research Assistant, Translational Medicine

at Bit Bio Cambridge is an award-winning spinout from the University of Cambridge. Our breakthrough technology combines synthetic and stem cell biology for the precise, efficient and consistent reprogramming of human cells used in research, drug discovery, and cell therapy. At, we are passionate about engineering human cells that will enable the medicine of the future. To do this we need talented and curious people who want to make an impact on the future of science and therapeutics.

As a team of individuals, we value science, collaboration, openness, curiosity and creativity. We are united by trust and respect for each other.

Research Assistant – Translational Medicine

Location: Babraham Research Park, Cambridge

Type: Full time, permanent

Full time Lab Based Position

Your role in our team:

We are looking for a motivated and skilled Research Assistant, to join our Translational Medicine Team. Reporting directly to the Team Lead/Senior Scientist, the candidate will contribute to a team of scientists and research assistants at a focal point between the R&D, Cell Production, and Translational Medicine departments. The main objectives of the team are to functionally characterise’s clinical assets, to further develop and enhance cellular therapies through gene editing techniques.

You will work cross-functionally with teams across to help develop a product for its eventual use in human clinical trials, as well as contribute to the continuous development of the Translational Medicine team, the laboratory environment and overall aims of

Your key responsibilities will include:

Contributing to a growing team of dedicated Scientists and Research Assistants contributing to’s clinical program.

Initiation and execution of experiments, analysis and reporting of results using selected software i.e. Benchling.

Contributing to the development of company strategic programmes by driving innovation in the translational medicine department.

Working in collaboration with other Departments (Research, Cellular Engineering, Manufacturing Development and Production) to meet clinical objectives.


Have a degree in life sciences with demonstrable laboratory experience in relevant industry or scientific organisation/institution.

Are process oriented and experienced in implementing workflows, protocols, procedures, and resources.

Are a motivated lab scientist demonstrating the highest scientific rigour, operational skills and work standards.

Are a passionate team player with excellent communication skills.

Are resilient and able to work well under pressure.

Willingness to work in a highly collaborative and cross functional environment.

With essential experience in…

Human pluripotent stem cell biology, characterisation, and cell culture systems.

Experience in human iPSC differentiation

Documenting experimental work.

Mammalian cell phenotyping techniques (immunostaining, qPCR).

...and possibly....

Have knowledge of cellular characterisation assays (e.g. immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry and qPCR).

Mammalian cell phenotyping techniques (immunostaining, qPCR).

An advanced scientific degree (MSc or PhD)

More reasons to join us: provides a vibrant and dynamic work environment in an exciting, fast-moving time for biology. We work with cutting edge technologies and with our world-leading scientific advisory board. We conduct pioneering work with real-world impact.

We trust our people to make significant contributions early on with opportunities to be involved in projects that are key to the success and growth of our young company. We invest in people, creating opportunities for personal development in an inclusive multi-skilled team with ambitious goals that provide opportunities to learn on the job from each other.

Creativity and open minds are encouraged for everyone to contribute to the success of the company.

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