Scientific Officer – Histology

The RxCelerate group is an out-sourced drug development platform specializing in the design and delivery of complete drug discovery and development programs and project management for our clients spanning from an idea up to and including Phase II clinical studies. RxCelerate are currently looking to recruit an experienced Scientific Officer to manage the day-to-day running of our newly established histopathology laboratory.

This position sits within the RxCelerate Biology division, where, as the Scientific Officer, you will support the in vivo team with the processing and staining of in vivo tissues. Our in vivo scientists specialise in working with clients to develop bespoke preclinical animal models that are fit for purpose and that answer specific research questions of interest. The Scientific Officer will report into the Histology Team Manager and work closely with the histology team and the in vivo team to plan histological components of in vivo studies and to take tissues through to the production of high-quality histology slides.

The Role

This is a hands-on role in which the candidate should have a proven track record in the preparation of human tissues or tissues taken from laboratory animal species. You will have sound theoretical knowledge of the discipline to accompany practical skills and experience in a histology laboratory. This role will provide a great variety in the projects undertaken, as part of a supportive and collaborative multidisciplinary company. This is a full-time position with opportunities for further training and professional development.

Main responsibilities

  • To work independently to take fixed tissues through processing and sectioning to the production of high-quality histology slides, using routine and specialist stains.
  • Responsible for inputting into in vivo projects and planning the histological component of in-house studies
  • Assist with the day to day running of the histology laboratory, including maintenance of equipment, and ordering of consumables.



  • BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent qualification
  • Practical experience in a laboratory environment
  • Experience in the preparation of human or laboratory animal tissues
  • Attention to detail and a good level of dexterity
  • Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask and work across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good level of computer literacy


  • Experience of frozen tissue preparation
  • Experience of immunohistochemistry techniques and other methods of tissue-based expression analysis
  • Experience of digital imaging
  • Experience in graphing simple data sets.

RxCelerate offers a competitive salary with an annual bonus scheme and excellent company benefits package.

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All applicants must be eligible to live and work within the UK without the need for sponsorship.

RxCelerate values and actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.