Pancreatic Cancer Tissue Engineer Job Description
You will research and implement protocols for culturing primary tumour cells in hydrogels and microfluidic devices. This ex vivo platform will test FDA-approved cancer treatments and single out the best one for each patient.
You will start with cell lines for early-stage R&D. Then you will have access to primary tumour samples for pre-clinical and clinical trials, where you will test and rank FDA-approved treatments. You will also optimise the protocols for cell culture and treatment assessment. You will also be in charge of finalising the protocols for an independent clinical trial.
Culture cell lines and primary patient tumour samples
Develop tumour engineering protocols that can be replicated in clinical labs
Operate a microfluidic device and test FDA-approved anti-cancer drugs on tumour samples
Test experimental therapies for pharmaceutical companies
Conduct various genotypic and phenotypic assays, including 3D imaging and cell viability assays
Work on preclinical trials with pancreatic cancer
Develop protocols and best practices for independent clinical trials
Master’s in the life sciences or engineering
Experience in handling/culturing primary human cells, particularly tumor samples
Experience in running various phenotypic and genotypic assays
Published papers in the life sciences
2+ years of work experience in cancer research or tissue engineering
What’s in it for You
London office/lab space
Competitive compensation in line with industry standards
Potential stock options in a growing startup
Open work environment where your opinions are valued
High career growth in a fast-paced environment
We are unable to sponsor work visas at this time. Please confirm your ability to work in the UK without sponsorship before applying.
The position is not eligible for remote work. If you are not based out of London, you will be expected to relocate.