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Research Scientist

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Research Scientist

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  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

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  • Salary:

    £40k - 45k per year + Package

  • Contact:

    Chris Bate

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  • Job ref:

    RS, Mol Bio

  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Research Scientist – Molecular Biology

The Details...

This exciting and challenging role strives to accelerate the advancement of new DNA synthesis method. The successful candidate will be involved in research and development of DNA synthesis technology by designing, assessing and optimising molecular biology aspects of the research and will plan, execute and communicate the results on their project to the group lead and other stakeholders.

The role will involve:

  • Developing our proprietary DNA synthesis technology by investigating multiple schemes, designs and processes
  • Designing, assessing and optimising biochemical protocols for advancing out DNA synthesis chemistry
  • Carrying out experiments to drive improvement of enzymatic and biochemical assays
  • Preparing clearly articulated experimental reports and data presentations whilst maintaining well organised records
  • Communicating with internal and external collaborators including senior management
  • Working alongside groups within the company to secure intellectual property; patents, trade secrets
  • Contributing to recruitment and interviewing where necessary
  • Ensure any work being undertaken meets company H&S requirements
  • Any other duties as might be required within the remit and responsibilities of the post

What We're Looking For...

We’ll expect you to have a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Enzymology or related field with several years of postdoctoral experience ideally in industry.

Have working knowledge and experience in developing biochemical assays and optimisation and characterisation of biochemical reactions involving DNA.

Previous practical experiences in gel electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis and HPLC, and handling of DNA manipulating enzymes would be highly desirable.

You will be self-motivated and will be working independently as well as together with other colleagues in a multidisciplinary setting for rapidly solving pioneering scientific challenges.

Previous experience of managing junior scientists and involvement in recruiting new team members is advantageous.

You will have an opportunity to utilise your skills to make a real contribution towards the next disruptive technology in a global organisation while maintaining its start-up culture.

Applications are encouraged from highly motivated individuals who enjoy taking on new challenges, are quickly adaptable in an exciting and fast-paced environment, and who perform well under pressure.

We offer outstanding benefits to include an attractive bonus, generous pension contributions, private healthcare and an excellent starting salary.

If you are looking to utilise your skills to really make a difference to humankind, then consider joining our team and apply today!