Molecular Biologist - Research Assistant

Job Ref: J16922
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Biotech/Life Sciences
Date Added: 12 February 2018
  • West London, London, England, UK
  • £23,000 - £30,000 per Annum
  • Neil Walton
  • 0203 096 4700

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Molecular Biologist - Research Assistant

£23,000 - £30,000 p/a

West London, 1-3 month contract

Do you have hands on experience of running qPCR?

Would you like to work for a cutting edge Molecular Diagnostics company?

The Role

My client have a great team consisting of dedicated and able scientists and are looking to hire additional talented Research Assistants to support the development of their DNA sequencing technology. The role is focused on adapting NGS chemistries to much simpler, targeted workflows than are currently possible: sample in / NGS results out, in a clinically meaningful timeframe.

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team engaged in developing the company's revolutionary NGS products for point-of-need diagnostic applications. This comprises a mixture of electrical engineering, molecular biology, chemistry, mechanical design, software, bioinformatics and product design.


The successful candidate must demonstrate experience of modifying standard procedures for custom applications, particularly relating to sequencing library and template preparation. Experience with solid-phase PCR assay development is highly desirable.

You will draw on your past experience of molecular diagnostic and NGS platforms to assist with the development and integration of modules of a novel nucleic acid analysis platform. It is essential that you can quickly understand the challenges involved in the optimisation of key workflow components, and contribute to their solutions.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

We are looking for people with drive and enthusiasm; who want their innovation and hard work to contribute to the creation of a paradigm shift in clinical care. You will strive for exceptional results, in a fast-paced environment. It would be an advantage if you had Product Development or Assay development experience based on PCR or NGS based analysis systems, and will need familiarity with standard molecular biology techniques such as qPCR, including primer design. Workflow development experience of IVD or NGS system would be an advantage. Experince of running qPCR and the ability to run qPCR independantly is required.

The company offer a competitive compensation package, and the opportunity to spend your days working on cutting edge science. Please apply online or email your CV

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.