Culture Collection Curator

 A rare and fantastic opportunity is now available to work for an established leader within the biotechnology industry. We are seeking a driven, organised and proactive Culture Collection Curator to join our client based in Cambridgeshire.

This position will focus on maintaining the company’s culture-collection and its associated biodata. The successful candidate will be organised, efficient and meticulous with substantial anaerobic microbiology and bacterial characterisation experience and will have previously maintained a large microbial culture-collection.

Reporting to the Head of Microbiology, the successful candidate will work with colleagues in maintaining the company’s key microbiological resources.


  • Maintaining a diverse prokaryotic culture collection
  • Phenotypic characterisation of microbial isolates
  • Communicating across teams to ensure that electronic records associated with the culture collection are current
  • Rigorously and accurately maintain freezer-records and biologically relevant sample metadata.


  • A degree in a Biological Sciences subject.
  • Five years’ experience in a microbiology laboratory.
  • Extensive experience of maintaining, curating and managing a microbial culture collection and its associated biomaterials and data.
  • Capability to provide research materials and associated bio- and meta- data when needed, to support the work of research scientists.
  • Strong organisation skills, with a demonstrable ability to manage numerous priorities simultaneously and to adhere to deadlines.

Job Information

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Salary From: £Competitive
Salary To: £
Job Industries: biodata, Bioinformatics, biotechnology, genomics, Health and Medicine, Life Sciences, Microbiology
Job Locations: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: biodata, biomaterials, cell curator, culture collection, genomics, microbial culture, microbial isolates, microbiology

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