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Senior Research Associate - Molecular Biology

HertfordshireContract
£28,000 - £38,000 per day
Job Reference: J5632335
Updated On: 10/10/2019
Status: Open to Applications
Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Sectors: Biotechnology, Cell & Gene Therapy

Skills: Life Sciences - Cellular Biology, Life Sciences - Molecular Biology

Job Information

Role Overview

We are currently looking for a Senior Research Associate - Molecular Biology to join a leading Cell and Gene Therapy company based in Stevenage. As the Senior Research Associate - Molecular Biology you will be part of the R&D team to discover new AAV-based-gene-therapy medicine.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Your duties as the Senior Research Associate - Molecular Biology will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will be conducted experiments to enable discovery and characterisation of novel AAV capsids. You will be doing routinely: cloning, PCR (qPCR and rtPCR), SDS-Page, Western Blot, FACS analysis , Cell Culture.

2. Design experiments, troubleshoot and optimise methods.

3. Participate in drafting Laboratory Protocols/SOPs as required

4. As the Senior Research Associate - Molecular Biology, you will be involved in training junior member of the lab and the general maintenance of the lab to ensure a safe working environment.

Role Requirements

To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Senior Research Associate - Molecular Biology we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. A minimum of an BSc in biological sciences, including but not limited to biochemistry, genetics, microbiology etc. An MSc with some industrial and/or academic experience is desirable.

2. Proven experience in cloning (standard RE digest, Gibson Assembly, site-directed mutagenesis), PCR (qPCR, rtPCR) RNA/DNA purification, plasmid preparation, SDS-Page, Western Blot, FACS Analysis , Cell Culture. Experience with Adeno-Associated Viral (AAV) Vectors would be advantageous.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with troubleshooting and method development.


Key Words: Cell and Gene Therapy / AAV / Biotech / Molecular Biology / Cloning / RE digest / Gibson Assembly / site-directed mutagenesis / PCR / qPCR / rtPCR / RNA / DNA / plasmid / SDS-Page / Western Blot / FACS Analysis / Cell Culture / SOP / Capsid / R&D
Christina Giakou
Your Recruitment ConsultantChristina GiakouChristina.giakou@hyperec.com
DisclaimerHyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.