Research Associate in Cell Culture at Sania Therapeutics

Job Details:

Sania Therapeutics is hiring a cell biologist to accelerate our development of novel therapies for neurological disorders

Location | Waterfront Building, Hammersmith, London, W6 9RH

Application reference | SRX-RA1

Application closing date | 28th February 2023

Sania Therapeutics (‘Sania’) is an innovative new biotechnology company aiming to revolutionise the treatment of neurological diseases through the development of the next generation of nervous system therapies. Sania’s therapies will treat neurological disorders by correcting abnormal electrical activity of neural circuits via a combination of engineered adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors and chemogenetics.

We utilise proprietary technology platforms to develop synthetic vectors to precisely target and modulate neural circuits. These platforms deliver:

Selective gene expression through engineered promotors, and;

Precise modulation of neuronal activity via expression of synthetic ion channels.

Sania is initially focused on developing treatments for neuromuscular and neuromotor diseases with the plan to expand into further indications in the near future.

Sania is located in a new purpose-build laboratory in Hammersmith, London, UK.

Our team is made up of academic and industry experts in medicine, neuroscience, electrophysiology and virus engineering and we are looking to expand our talent.


Sania is an equal opportunities employer – we are enriched by our diversity and are committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all. We are a values-led enterprise, and our talented employees are our cornerstone. Sania is built on their collective dedication, passion, and enthusiasm.

We strive to create an environment where our team feel empowered to be their best selves, and where they enjoy working and building both the therapies and our company with us. We offer internal and external developmental opportunities to support their growth. Our employees also receive a competitive salary, private health insurance, dental and optical care, subsidised gym membership, and the opportunity to participate in our share option scheme.

Suitable candidates from outside the United Kingdom will be considered for visa sponsorship at Sania’s expense.

Informal enquiries about the position can be sent to View email address on . Please reference the position number SRX-RA1 in the subject line.


The successful candidatewill become part of a close-knit team who are using a combination of synthetic biology, molecular biology, and electrophysiology for the development of new therapeutics. The new hire will be specifically responsible for the culture of various cell lines and IPSC-derived neurons to support ongoing projects. The successful candidate will also be involved in experimental design and will be expected to contribute to team meetings where they will receive feedback from other members of the Sania team.

To be considered, candidates must have a passion for making a difference in the lives of patients. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience and competence in some or all the duties described below:

– Culture and maintenance of induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSC) and differentiation/maintenance of these lines into neuronal subtypes

– Preparation of cell culture samples for analysis by next generation sequencing

– Maintaining stock levels in laboratories for buffers, media, gels, etc.

– Exceptional team working ability with diverse personalities and skill sets

– Ability to maintain clear written records such as laboratory notebooks and protocols

Qualifications and desirable skills and experience include:

– Bachelor’s, Master’s degree in molecular biology, neuroscience or a related subject; or equivalent industrial or other work experience

– Experience in complex in vitro assays such as 3D culture models

– Experience in drug development or in an industry setting

Application Instructions:

Reach out if you are curious, committed and collaborative, are interested in developing the next generation of therapies for precision neuromodulation, and believe you would be a good fit for this role.

Please send your cover letter and your CV to View email address on . The cover letter should tell us what excites you about this role and specify how your experience suits the points listed above. Please include the reference number SRX-RA1 in the subject line of your email.

Please note, candidates who do not include a cover letter with their CV will not be considered.

This application closes at midnight 28th February, 2023.

Job Category: Science Reseach Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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