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Biological Research Scientist (Skin Biotechnology)

  • Application Deadline
    19 November 2019
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    Competitive with share option scheme
  • Contact Name
    Ros Hannen

An excellent opportunity is available for a biological research scientist to join Keratify, creating new technology to advance human skin testing. Keratify is a newly founded multi-award winning company at the leading edge of bioengineering dedicated to improving test processes for cosmetics and dermatology pharmaceuticals. With over 50% of the world’s population suffering from some form of skin condition, we strive to provide useable solutions for accelerating skin care R&D.

We are looking for a talented individual with a PhD in dermatology, tissue engineering or toxicology and a desire to push dermatology research boundaries. Knowledge in laboratory techniques such as high content imaging, immunohistochemistry and RNASeq would be an advantage, as would experience in toxicology/formulation. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, problem solve, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records is also essential.

The post is based in one of the largest dermatology research laboratories in Europe, at the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. Your work will uniquely and directly shape Keratify’s future development to make a global impact on dermatology preclinical test practices. We proudly value diversity, inclusivity, and equal employment opportunity and look forward to welcoming a highly skilled person to join our team.

• Competently plan and execute laboratory experiments, accurately analyse data outputs with appropriate scientific statistical packages
• Develop new experimental methods
• Liaise with and provide biological advice to cross-disciplinary team members
• Validate the biological function of newly developed prototypes
• Maintain detailed laboratory accounts of patient samples, experimental
methodology and scientific data
• Prepare data for and support technical writing of scientific publications, patents
and reports
• Support day-to-day laboratory maintenance, stock checks and organization
• Keep up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments
• Support future scientific strategies for business development

• Graduate in a Life Science subject
• PhD in dermatology, tissue engineering and/or toxicology.
• Highly detail oriented with strong analytical skills and ability to manage large data
• Interest in skin research and advancing dermatology testing processes
• Excellent communicator with ability to work as a team and think independently
• Ability to work across disciplines, with teams from engineering and physics
• A keen problem solver with a desire to push scientific boundaries.
• Excellent organisational, time management and project management skills.
• Proficiency in software packages including MS Office applications- Microsoft
Excel and PowerPoint (essential) and, for example, GraphPad Prism (desirable).
• Knowledge of statistical analysis for biological data.
• Ability to persevere and have entrepreneurial drive to learn in a dynamic environment.
• Adaptable to changing business needs, willingness to take on both simple and
challenging tasks.

• Competitive salary, 25 days annual leave
• Share option scheme
• Pension contribution
• You will be joining an inspirational team dedicated to advancing skin science with a world-class business advisory panel.
• We believe self-motivation and empowerment of idea ownership is paramount to
creating the biggest successes and best personal satisfaction.
• We encourage autonomous working with flexible working hours.
• We value diversity and inclusivity, and believe equal employment opportunity is a

To apply please send a CV, cover letter and two referee letters to [email protected] using the subject line ‘Research Scientist’.
Application closing date: November 19th 2019
Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr Rosalind Hannen: [email protected]om
No agencies please.


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