Senior Molecular Biologist

Job title: Senior Molecular Biologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Well paid
Reference: BH-119680
Contact Name: Charles Leach
Phone Number: 44 161 942 4000
Job Published: 19 days ago

Job Description

Senior Molecular Biologist – London – Biotech – Permanent

Molecular biology is rooted at the core of key advancements in the field of genetic medicine and is rapidly developing technical area of science. My client, a leading Biotechnology company based in London is currently seeking the expertise of a Senior Molecular Biologist to aid in the engineering and development of their unique DNA focused platform and subsequent therapeutic pipeline for treatment of a variety of disease states.

Senior Molecular Biologist Key Responsibilities:
  • Carrying out innovative, DNA focused research using mammalian cell culture expression systems
  • Support the design and construction of plasmids for next generation DNA constructs using a variety of molecular techniques.
  • Develop streamlined plasmid systems for protein expression optimisation.
  • Establish a DNA construct library and carry out molecular cloning using technologies such as Gibson and Golden Gate cloning.
  • Use data analysis skills to decipher meaning from complex data.
  • Mentor and develop more junior members of staff to aid in their professional growth.
  • Lead innovative research methods to establish new DNA/construct manufacturing strategies.
  • Identify areas of improvement within the company operating model and implement new strategies to improve them.
Senior Molecular Biologist Key Requirements:
  • PhD focused in Genetics/Molecular Biology/Bioengineering with accompanying industrial experience.
  • Proven working experience with recombinant DNA cloning/gene assembly, and strong knowledge of cloning techniques including Gibson and Golden gate cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, gene assembly, DNA extraction methods, bacterial transformation, restriction enzyme digest analysis, primer design & PCR and DNA sequencing.
  • Diverse molecular biology skills, with a flexible technical approach to genetic manipulation, from either an academic or industrial setting (preferred)
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking abilities.
  • An understanding of computer programs DNA manipulation and sequence analysis
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or patents filed are a plus
  • Excellent communication skills with a dynamic and team player mentality, proven experience mentoring and training more junior members of staff.
This opportunity as a Senior Molecular Biologist is immediately available and offers the right individual an unparalleled platform for career progression with an incredibly exciting and unique company. If you possess the right skills, please apply below or directly to

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