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Research Scientist – Cell Culture

Support Office»Research and Development

Summary

Job Reference: 179513BR

Nottingham Support Office

Permanent

Full-time

Level 6

Research Scientist – Cell Culture

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a small skin science research team who have a passion for all things skin. We are seeking an inquisitive, organised, self-motivated expert in cell culture to perform in-vitro testing and run our in-house cell culture laboratory.

About the opportunity

  • Perform in vitro testing to screen technology candidates and generate scientific data to support claim and patent applications and PR campaigns
  • Day-to-day running and management of the cell culture lab
  • Development of new and unique in vitro methodologies that build our capability in skin science
  • Provide educational content and showcase the skin biology, cell culture and scientific work we do

About you
  • Experienced in cell culture (preferably including primary cells)
  • Knowledge of and experience in a range of standard techniques such as: cell-based assays, ELISAs, Immunofluorescence/Immunohistochemistry, PCR, image analysis
  • Experienced in data analysis, interpretation and presentation
  • Able to independently plan experimental work to support multiple projects
  • Experience of developing and validating new assays

Benefits

We have a great range of benefits* that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
  • Competitive holiday allowance (with the option to buy more days)
  • Retirement Savings Plan pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
  • £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
  • Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, holiday buying, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme offering free, independent and confidential counselling and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Generous staff discount (with enhanced discounts for Boots brands, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearingcare)
  • Access to corporate third-party discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays and more (UK only)
  • Access to a range of learning and development resources and programmes
  • Excellent onsite facilities including: staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, outdoor seating spaces, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links including on campus bus stops
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why No7 Beauty Company

No7 Beauty Company is the new face of beauty and creates the best in beauty for everyone.

We bring a collection of trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. We’re proud of our stand-out portfolio of iconic, global beauty brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUp and YourGoodSkin.

Our collection of inclusive and innovative beauty brands has a rich heritage of over 85 years in beauty and skincare. We are powered by our diverse people, these loved brands and - with listening at the heart of our strategy - a deep understanding of our customers.

We’re serious about championing change, building purposeful brands and acting responsibly to make a difference.

We're proud to offer our Support Office team members a hybrid working approach because how we work is central to our ability to compete, innovate and win together. Our hybrid, flexible approach to work is based upon empowerment, accountability, care and trust and includes a balanced mix of remote and office-based working.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact chelsea.jenno@boots.co.uk

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