Senior Stem Cell Biologist - £51,543 plus benefits

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We have an opportunity at NIBSC for a Senior Stem Cell Biologist to develop and execute a programme of research & development in standards and safety of human stem cell medicines.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research. A centre of the agency The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a global leader in the characterisation, standardisation and control of biological medicines.
The UK Stem Cell Bank (UKSCB) was set up as an infrastructure project within the UK’s Stem Cell Initiative to act as a national depositary for UK human embryonic stem cell lines (hESCs) under the licensing requirements applied to UK derivation centres by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. The successful candidate will deliver the work-plan funded by the UKSCB's main MRC grant, actively contributing to other ongoing projects at the UKSCB and to support the development of other projects through applications for externally funded research projects. You will contribute to the development of a research portfolio of projects and provide scientific support and advice on standardisation and safety testing applicable to the UKSCB banking, standardisation and research & development programmes.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in cell or molecular biology, or a related discipline with significant post-doctoral experience. You will have practical experience of pluripotent stem cell culture, an internationally competitive track record in stem cell research and development and experience or interest in standardisation and medicines control and in working under a Quality Management System.
Additionally, you will have the ability to deliver at pace, communicate effectively amnd provide leadership. To find out more about the role click here.
This is a grant funded fixed term post, due to expire at the end of December 2020.
Closing date: 19th Feb 2019


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Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.


Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role score and then scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.


In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Andrew McGuigan, Resourcing Manager,, in the first instance. 


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