Medical/Pharmaceutical/Scientific

Senior Molecular Biologist

Full Time

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Do you have a PhD and two years or more of industry experience in a molecular biology related discipline and over 1 years’ experience working in a GMP environment? Do you have practical experience in cloning DNA – with a solid understanding of cloning / constructing plasmids? Do you have experience in a client facing role? If so, there is a new opening in West London that could be your ideal next career move!
 
A new permanent position offering a very competitive salary as a Senior Molecular Biologist that has recently became available working for a leading DNA manufacturing company.
 
Founded over 15 years ago and situated beside the Thames, you will be joining the CDMO arm of a company that is creating a paradigm shift within the gene therapy industry by creating synthetic DNA via enzymatic processes which is proven to be faster, safer, and more cost efficient than standard fermentation methods.

It is a very exciting opportunity for an experienced scientist that can deal very well under pressure, and is looking improve their industry experience working on DNA manufacturing by joining a small company that is undergoing rampant growth, with the principal responsibility in this role being to genetically engineer plasmid DNA starting material for its patented synthetic DNA product.
 
Key skills and experience:

2+ years industry experience constructing plasmids
1 year+ experience working in GMP environments
Experience creating theoretical sequence maps / primer design / bacterial transformation and amplification
Practical, demonstrable experience of creating own strategies and experiment design relevant to constructing complex plasmids
Working on DNA purification kits at varying scales using kits / self-packed hardware
Experience in a client facing role
Demonstrable experience working under pressure and to tight deadlines
Experience in cloning methods such as PCR, Golden Gate and Gibson Assembly 
Strongly Desired:

Experience working in a CDMO environment
Demonstrable experience using 3+ cloning methods for one plasmid construct 
All candidates must have the Right To Work in the UK.
Further details about this vacancy will be provided upon application