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Staff Scientist – Platform Development Lead

Laboratory Team
DNA Synethsis

Role Overview

The Role
You will work with the Head of Biology and the Leadership Team, to plan and deliver a programme of work to integrate our oligonucleotide synthesis & assembly processes. You will provide technical and programmatic leadership, setting our strategic direction and will facilitate communication between the Biologists and their collaborators. You will use your innovative & practical experience to provide solutions & will take a hands-on approach to guide and supervise the experimental work.

Why You
If you see yourself as a super organised, open, and collaborative individual who is self-motivated, & with a track record of taking on the responsibility for translating molecular biology processes from research through too product / platform development, then this role could be ideal for you. This is a unique opportunity to take a leading role in the development of our gene synthesis platform.

Company Information

Our community is a closely-knit, multidisciplinary, and collaborative team of biologists, physicists, synthetic and surface chemists, and mechanical, electronic and software engineers located in a state-of-the-art facility in central Cambridge.

Person Specifications

You should be educated to PhD level in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or a related subject in Biosciences.
Your experience should encompass leading cross-functional development teams, with a proven track record of commercialising molecular platforms.
Hands-on experience utilising molecular biology methods for engineering and analysis.
Experience working with NGS, Sanger Sequencing & cloning technologies.
Demonstrate a strong background working with molecular enzymology, synthetic biology, and gene editing technologies.
Experience designing and optimising commercially viable wet chemistries (stability, robustness, and performance).
Experience developing, documenting & implementing, quality management systems.

Knowledge and use of microfluidic platforms and automating analysis.
Experience of working with oligo pools in molecular biology applications.
Track record working with optical systems for DNA detection and quantification.
Knowledge and experience of programming (R, Linux, and Perl).
A good understanding of product design & development (ISO 13485; 9001)
Worked-up lyophilisation techniques.


Saffron Walden
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Date Updated
04 Oct 2022
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