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Pancreatic Tumour Tissue Engineer
at Pear Bio

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤30000 - ₤35000 per year

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.


Job Responsibilities

  • 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



  • PhD in the life sciences or engineering 

  • Experience in clinical trials


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


Please note:

  • 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.

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