Stemnovate aims to commercialise platforms that reduce the cost of
drug discovery for the pharmaceutical industry and ensure safety for the patients.


Stemnovate aims to commercialize platforms that reduce the cost of drug discovery for the pharmaceutical industry and ensure safety for the patients.

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Pharmaceutical companies need timely and actionable insights from their drug discovery data to enter clinical trials. Medical practitioners need to ensure patient safety from adverse drug reactions. However, they are often constrained by the technology that has huge reliability on animal testing. Thereby wasting effort and opportunities while increasing risk of failure at the clinical trials or post-marketing.


Stemnovate compliant platforms are integrating somatic stem cell models ‘on a chip’ as the novel bioengineered solution for drug-screening and safety-testing.


If you’re looking for a rewarding career with an organisation that’s passionate about reshaping drug discovery landscape, we want to hear from you.

What’s your passion? Check out all our openings below:

Research Assistant (RASL-005)

Stemnovate aims to commercialise platforms that reduce the cost of drug discovery for the pharmaceutical industry and ensure safety for the patients. 

At our R&D site in Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge we currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Assistant to work on exciting projects and in return you will have a rewarding career.

About the Job:

The Research Assistant will provide assistance in the performing and data recording of all aspects of cell culture work that includes cellular reprogramming, differentiation and assays in compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory guidelines. Duties will include routine procedures and housekeeping duties associated with the day to day running of the laboratory.

How to Apply:

Send your CV with Cover letter to careers@stemnovate.co.uk. Candidates should be eligible to work in the UK.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists in the production of laboratory work sheets/books for standard assays.
  • Assists to maintain laboratory equipment, equipment records and fulfil housekeeping duties within laboratory areas (calibrations, reagent prep and disposal).
  • Collection, storage and preparation of human blood samples.
  • Perform Karyotyping.
  • Assists in the preparation and performance of standard assay(s) in base lab area (may include basic dilution calculations as appropriate).
  • Perform RNA isolation and cDNA synthesis and PCR techniques.
  • Expression and purification of Recombinant proteins.
  • Assisting with requesting external company quotes and place purchase orders.
  • Supporting the team with marketing and business development.
  • Flexible with working over weekends.

Education / Qualifications:

Good general education with experience of laboratory work and a scientific degree (BSc, MSc).


  • Up to 12 months practical lab experience – if new graduate internship/placement experience or lab practical experience during degree course preferable
  • Experience on working with cell culture, cell production and iPS lines.
  • Experience in reconstituting growth factors and compounds.
  • Experience of laboratory housekeeping duties (e.g. Autoclave, Maintaining laboratory consumables).
  • Experience in Cytogenetics.
  • Experience in RNA isolation and cDNA synthesis and PCR techniques.
  • Proficient at standard laboratory calculations (e.g. Concentrations/ Molarity).
  • Excellent aseptic technique.
  • Experience with Mass Spectrophotometry, ELISA, HPLC would be preferable.
  • Communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.