Temporary Microbiology Research Assistant required, based in Cheshire. Requiring a degree with Microbiology as major component, alongside hands on experience of culturing and molecular...
Molecular Biologist - Research Assistant
£24,000 - £30,000 p/a
6 month contract
Do you have hands on experience of running PCR, electrophoresis or isothermal amplification?
Would you like to work for a cutting edge Molecular Diagnostics company?
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 Research Assistant will work in a team modifying standard procedures for custom applications, particularly relating to sequencing library and template preparation. Experience with solid-phase PCR assay development is highly desirable.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience;
- MSc or BSc in Biology, Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, as well as experience working within laboratory.
- Familiarity with standard molecular biology techniques such as qPCR, PCR, clonal amplification, Gel Electrophoresis,
- Sequencing & primer design.
- Assay development experience based on PCR or NGS based analysis systems
- Workflow development experience of IVD or NGS system would be an advantage.
Key Words "Molecular Biology, Molecular Biologist, PCR, Clonal Amplification, DNA, Isothermal Amplification, Gel Electrophoresis, NGS, Sequencing"
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.