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R&D Scientist - Molecular/Cellular Biology

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32083

Sector

Life Science & Biotechnology

Salary

Competitive

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package

Town/City

Edinburgh

Contract Type

Permanent

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R&D Scientist - Molecular/Cellular Biology

Abercorn Sinclair is proud to partner with Asklepios Biopharmaceutical (AskBio), as they look to add several new R&D Scientists to their team at the Roslin Innovation Centre.

Formally Synpromics Ltd, they were formed in 2010 and quickly became recognised as a leader in the field of gene regulation. By designing and developing synthetic promoters they can regulate genes with unprecedented control, in any cell type or environmental condition.

In mid-2019, they were acquired by AskBio, one of the world’s foremost therapeutic organisations, whose founding partner pioneered the use of Adeno Associated Virus (AAV) as a viral vector.

The role:

You will join the rapidly expanding platform R&D team to develop the next generation of gene therapy treatments. The ideal candidate will have a good grounding in molecular and cellular biology with knowledge of gene transcription and control mechanisms surrounding gene regulation.

There are several open posts, scientists with the following experience could be of significant interest; AAV/ cell line generation/animal tissue/RNA/ DNA/small molecules

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with mammalian cell/tissue culture and cloning is essential
  • Experience with a variety of cellular and molecular biology techniques such as cloning, sequence analysis, and manipulation, RT-PCR, transcription profiling, assay development, ELISA, transcription activity assays, etc.
  • Diligent recording of data; high attention to detail; experience with ELN and databases
  • An understanding of hypothesis-driven experimentation
  • Working in a GLP environment

Other responsibilities:

  • Lab management, ensuring appropriate levels of control over scientific data, equipment, and materials, maintaining appropriate levels of documentation, record keeping, and procedures
  • Collaboration with the broader team to complete project deliverables
  • Interact with senior members of the research team to ensure appropriate experimental design and analysis
  • Housekeeping duties in the laboratory including stock management
  • Health and Safety and GMO risk assessments

Person profile:

  • Innovative and natural problem solver; able to “join the dots” of disparate information
  • Detail-oriented and able to perform precise work in the laboratory
  • Confident and clear presentation of data, verbally and through written reports
  • Effectively manage own time/workload to meet project deliverables with minimal oversight
  • Motivated to learn and master new methods and techniques

The candidate:

This role could suit an MRes/MScR qualified candidate with a couple of years of relevant industry experience behind them, or a recent Ph.D. graduate looking for their first industry role.

The opportunity:

This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting, rapidly expanding gene therapy company that has a proven history of developing highly effective, life-changing therapies.

You will be joining a highly skilled team with the opportunity to work at the front end of gene regulation and play a vital role in the development of future gene therapy treatments.

You can expect to receive a competitive salary plus additional benefits including; life, critical illness, health, pension, cycle to work, onsite gym, on-site café.

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained partner, Keith Tocher at Abercorn Sinclair.

About Abercorn Sinclair

Abercorn Sinclair is a specialist, technical recruitment consultancy based in Edinburgh. We provide permanent, interim, and contract services across the science, technology, and engineering sectors.

 

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