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Consultant Name : Alex Hannigan-Train
Job : Biochemist - Genomics
Job Ref : 11570
Location : Oxford
Salary : 27000-40000
Description :
A superb career opportunity for an experienced Biochemist / Chemist has been created at an exciting new microfluidics 'lab-on-chip' life science technology company based in Oxfordshire. The Biochemist will be a key figure in the Applications Development Team. They will use their background in biochemical assay development to redesign and adapt existing protocols (e.g. nucleic acid Amplification techniques) to work effectively on the company's highly advanced, cutting edge devices. This is the chance to join a fast growing life sciences company offering exceptional personal and career development opportunities.


The Research Scientist (Biochemist / Chemist ) will design and perform genomics experiments including quantitative and or digital PCR assays. This is a technically challenging position. The Biochemist /Chemist will be strong experimentally with an ability to solve complex technical problems. They will be an excellent communicator able to liaise across multidisciplinary functions at all levels.


Requirements - Research Scientist (Bio-Chemist / Biochemistry)

  • A PhD or equivalent in Biochemistry / chemistry
  • Experience in the analysis and handling of biomolecules
Desirable experience of:
  • Implementing nucleic acid amplification techniques such as isothermal amplification, qPCR, RT-qPCR and/or digital PCR
  • DNA/RNA handling methods and sample preparation techniques
  • Designing biochemical assays
  • Working in biochemistry laboratories and familiarity with biological hazards and safe working practices for biological material handling
  • Working in a small company, ideally in the life science, bio-tech or medical device sectors
  • Familiarity with Quality Management Systems, preferably ISO13485

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