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Molecular Cell Biologist (Assay Development) (26403)

to £45,000 DoE + Benefits

Lab-based biochemistry development for instrumenation technologies

This scientific technology company are expanding their biology team to meet demands of new projects they are undertaking. They are looking for a Molecular Biologist to join them in a hands-on lab position. In this role, you would drive projects centred around molecular and cellular assays based on the company's key technology platform. This could include optimisation of existing assays as well as developing novel workflows. This would be in collaboration with others within the biology team as well as other scientific and engineering teams (including software, physics and instrumentation developers).

Responsibilities include: Developing protocols and optimised methodologies that generate samples for next generation sequencing; Analysis of these large datasets; Keeping abreast of new assay techniques and looking to implement them on the company's technology platform; Hands-on molecular cell assay development on a chip platform; Quality control and verification; Collaborations with external partners; Documentation and presentations.


  • 1st / 2.1 degree in biochemistry or similar followed by:
    • PhD in biochemistry and postdoc experience in a lab;
    • or Master's with extensive subsequent lab experience (ideally commercial).
  • Demonstrable experience with biochemical assays, molecular assays and in vitro phenotypic techniques.
  • Evidence of developing and validating molecular and cellular assays.
  • Experience in analysis of a range of scientific biochemistry assay readouts (including NGS libraries).

The role requires good communication skills including documentation, presentations and collaborations. Interested applicants should be able to work independently within a lab setting coupled with a strong aptitude to learn new technologies.

On offer is a competitive salary and a range of benefits. Occasional home working is possible when work does not involve lab-based resources.

Keywords: Scientific Development, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Assay Development, Life Sciences, Chip Technologies, Biochemistry, Medical Devices, Cambridge

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