Join the Bit Bio team

Cambridge Start Up of the Year 2018

We are a rapidly growing University of Cambridge spin out aiming to become a defining force in the emerging field of synthetic biology as the leading global supplier of human cells for basic research, drug discovery, and cell therapy. We have established a unique cellular programming technology that allows for unprecedented levels of speed, consistency and purity to generate mature human cells at scale from pluripotent stem cells. 

 

As a team of individuals, we value science, collaboration, openness, curiosity and creativity. We are united by trust and respect for each other.

Bit Bio provides a vibrant and dynamic work environment in an exciting, fast-moving time for biology. We work with cutting edge technologies and with our world-leading scientific advisory board. We conduct pioneering work with real-world impact.

We trust our people to make significant contributions early on with opportunities to be involved in projects that are key to the success and growth of our young company. We invest in people, creating opportunities for personal development in an inclusive multi-skilled team with ambitious goals that provide opportunities to learn on the job from each other.

Creativity and open minds are encouraged for everyone to contribute to the success of the company.

To support Bit Bio staff and our culture further, we also offer a competitive salary, highly competitive benefits package including pension contribution scheme as well as health and life insurance.

To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company, please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

Senior Scientist, Computational Biology

Location: Babraham Institute
Type: Full time, permanent / Start: Immediate
Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

Your role in our team:

To execute and lead our ambitious research programmes for uncovering core transcription factor programs that define human cell types, we are looking for highly motivated and skilled senior scientists to join our growing team. You will become a key player in the delivery of strategic research projects, involved in their design, the analysis of experimental data and subsequent planning of further scientific development. You will be supervising junior and assistant scientists work towards project completion. This is an opportunity to join one of the best stem cell reprogramming labs and conduct research with a real-world impact. 

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Delivering multidisciplinary research programmes contributing to the design and analysis of data from experimental projects•
  • Develop and maintain internal infrastructure, including the creation of well documented user-friendly tools
  • Working collaboratively with experimental and computational biologists and leading projects including supervision of junior and assistant scientists
  •  Developing new research ideas with the scientific, business and leadership teams
  • Contributing to strategic collaborations with key opinion leaders
  • Providing technical and scientific expertise by contributing to proposals, meetings, publications and business development activities
  • Disseminating Bit Bio’s vision and research to external scientific and lay audiences

You:

… will join Bit Bio as a keen team player driven by a passion for scientific discovery and cell biology.
… enjoy tackling research challenges through critical thinking, scientific rigour and inventiveness.
… are comfortable working to tight timelines and managing workload and priorities.

Your practical research experience and excellent organisational skills will allow you to work independently, provide leadership on project execution, be productive and output driven whilst building efficient and positive collaborations with the wider team.

With essential experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years of post-doctoral experience in an area relevant to computational biology (or equivalent experience), and at least 4 years of experience doing primarily computational biology, ideally in the genomics space (can include time in PhD)
  • Strong computational fundamentals including machine learning, algorithms, and data structures
  • Proficiency in R and/or python
  • Experience analyzing large datasets, including next-generation sequencing data, in high-performance computing environments
  • Strong biological knowledge and interest, and familiarity with major biological data resources

… and possibly

  • Experience in data analysis of programmed human pluripotent stem cells and/or products of mammalian cell genetic engineering (CRISPR, lentiviral vectors)
  • Knowledge of up-to-date molecular biology techniques, haematology and/or immunology
  • Experience with version control, and using AWS or other cloud computing platforms for bioinformatics
  • Familiarity with gene regulatory networks, mechanisms of gene expression, and developmental biology
  • Experience with RNA-seq (bulk and/or single cell), microarrays, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and/or other genomic technologies
  • Experience in industry

You are welcome to apply
To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

 

    Scientist, Computational Biology

     

    Location: Babraham Institute
    Type: Full time, permanent / Start: Immediate
    Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

    Your role in our team:

    To execute our ambitious research programmes for uncovering core transcription factor programs that define human cell types, we are looking for highly motivated and skilled scientists to join our growing team. You will become a key player in the delivery of strategic research projects, involved in their design, the analysis of experimental data and subsequent planning of further scientific development. This is an opportunity to join one of the best stem cell reprogramming labs and conduct research with a real-world impact. 


    Your key responsibilities include:

    • Delivering multidisciplinary research programmes contributing to the design and analysis of data from experimental projects
    • Develop and maintain internal infrastructure, including the creation of well documented user-friendly tools
    • Working collaboratively with experimental and computational biologists, with the support of senior scientists
    • Developing new research ideas with the scientific, business and leadership teams
    • Contributing to strategic collaborations with key opinion leaders
    • Providing technical and scientific expertise by contributing to proposals, meetings, publications and business development activities
    • Disseminating Bit Bio’s vision and research to external scientific and lay audiences

    You:

    … will join Bit Bio as a keen team player driven by a passion for scientific discovery and cell biology.
    … enjoy tackling research challenges through critical thinking, scientific rigour and inventiveness.
    … are comfortable working to tight timelines and managing workload and priorities.

    Your practical research experience and excellent organisational skills will allow you to work independently, be productive and output driven whilst building efficient and positive collaborations with the wider team.

    With essential experience:

    • A PhD in an area relevant to computational biology (or equivalent experience), and at least 3 years of experience doing primarily computational biology, ideally in the genomics space (can include time in PhD)
    • Solid computational fundamentals including machine learning, algorithms, and data structures
    • Proficiency in R and/or python
    • Experience analyzing large datasets, including next-generation sequencing data, in high-performance computing environments
    • Solid biological knowledge and interest, and familiarity with major biological data resources

    … and possibly

    • Experience in data analysis of programmed human pluripotent stem cells and/or products of mammalian cell genetic engineering (CRISPR, lentiviral vectors)
    • Knowledge of up-to-date molecular biology techniques, haematology and/or immunology
    • Experience with version control, and using AWS or other cloud computing platforms for bioinformatics
    • Familiarity with gene regulatory networks, mechanisms of gene expression, and developmental biology
    • Experience with RNA-seq (bulk and/or single cell), microarrays, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, and/or other genomic technologies
    • Experience in industry

    You are welcome to apply
    To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio

     

      Research Assistant – Immune Cell Program

      Location: Babraham Institute
      Type: Full time, permanent / Start: Immediate
      Salary: Competitive / Hours: 40 p/w

      Your role in our team:

      To support the execution of our ambitious research programmes for generating human cell type diversity by cellular reprogramming, we are looking for motivated and skilled assistant scientists to join our growing science team as part of our Immune Cell program. You will become a key player in the delivery of strategic research programmes, being involved in the design, execution and reporting of experimental work. This is an opportunity to join one of the best stem cell reprogramming labs and conduct research with a real-world impact.


      Your key responsibilities include:

      • Working collaboratively with the wider team under supervision of senior scientists.
      • Design and execution of experiments, analysis and reporting of results.
      • Providing technical and scientific expertise to the R&D team by contributing to protocol development and diffusion
      • Working with the wider team to create effective organisation of laboratories (equipment, reagents, workflow).

      You:

      … will join Bit Bio as a keen team player driven by a passion for scientific discovery and cell biology.
      … are a motivated experimentalist with scientific rigour and problem-solving attitude.

      With essential experience:

      • A Bachelor or Master’s degree in cell biology, molecular biology or similar, plus at least 1 year of laboratory experience in a R&D team in industry or academic research lab.
      • Practical experience of mammalian tissue culture and basic cell phenotyping methods including Flow Cytometry.

      With desired experience:

      • With human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation

        OR

      • With Immune Cell functional assays

      You are welcome to apply
      To be part of our dynamic, growing start-up team and share our vision to build together the leading cell coding company please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bit.bio