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Senior Scientist

Reference

32087

Sector

Life Science

Salary

Competitive

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package

Town/City

Edinburgh

Contract Type

Permanent

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Senior Scientist – Gene Therapy

Abercorn Sinclair is delighted to partner with a world leader, as they look to add several new positions to their team at the Roslin Innovation Centre.

Formed in 2010, they 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 a US company, one of the world’s leading 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 strong grounding in molecular and cellular biology with detailed knowledge of gene transcription and control mechanisms surrounding gene regulation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Investigate novel ways to control gene expression for next generation gene therapy vectors
  • Develop new technologies and pipelines to deliver vectorised Ab’s for treating infectious diseases
  • Project management and delivery of projects to set timelines
  • Setting up in vivo studies with academic partners or CROs
  • Co-ordinating with other groups within the company
  • Mentor/develop the wider scientific team

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
  • 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 a PhD qualified candidate with several years relevant industry experience behind them, we are seeking individuals with demonstrable “leadership” experience form an industrial setting.

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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