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Applied Biological Scientist (24047)

to £48,000 DoE + top benefits

1st / PhD, Molecular Biology, Immunobiology, Assay Development, Innovation

The life science sector is broadening its horizons and is no longer the sole research playground for pharmaceuticals and biotech companies - at the forefront are multidisciplinary projects enabling software, analytics, hardware and physics to interface with biologics.

Our client is a proponent of innovative engineering and scientific solutions - working with their customers on hard applied problems that impact people’s lives. Their specialty is to bring deep insight, knowledge and experience and find novel technology applications. They are looking for an Applied Biological Scientist to provide lab-based expertise in key areas of molecular analysis and immunoassays including experimental design and execution, and also will have responsibilities in commercial / business development.

Interested candidates are expected to be academic high-achievers - will have completed a PhD in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry after graduating from a top university with a 1st / 2.1 degree (and straight As at A-level). Further, profiles should not just demonstrate research skills or modern molecular biology / immunobiology hands-on lab experience (these are taken for granted), but a keen interest in assay development and innovative methods. In particular, first-hand experience with cutting edge technologies like digital PCR and single-cell genomics would be desirable.

Profiles of interest may come from academia or from industry. If your CV is being put forward for a postdoc role, your application probably isn’t right for this - we are not interested in long publication lists or conference attendance. We are though interested in past evidence of your networking within technology, working with industry, and more commercial focused activities.

Still interested? Get together your CV and cover letter with your interest in applied, innovative work in biologics, and stress why developing an assay is more interesting than profiling a gene / protein / phenotype.

This is an excellent opportunity to launch your career with this forward thinking, progressive company, and be rewarded with an excellent remunerations package.

1st / 2.1 / PhD, Molecular Biology / Immunobiology, Assay Development, Genomics, Business Development, Innovation, Hands-on, Biologics

Please note: applications should be closely matched for this role and key demonstrable relevant experience is required. Do rest assured that if your application is positively screened, more information will be shared with you prior to an actual application to the company - we always ask for permission before submitting your CV to a company.

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