Development Scientist
Oxford Nanopore Technologies
Oxford
6d ago

The Role .

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Sequencing Kit Development Team as a Development Scientist.

This exciting and challenging role is responsible for improving, developing and introducing new Sequencing Kit components to support the improvement and expansion of the current product range.

Reporting to the Principal Scientist, the successful candidate will be involved in the characterisation and purification of biological molecules and complexes with a view to producing higher quality sequencing outputs.

The Details .

In this exciting and challenging role, the candidate will work across a variety of areas within the multidisciplinary Sequencing Development team to purify, characterise and monitor the stability of Sequencing Kit components with the aim of improving their design and sequencing performance.

They will be responsible for providing high-quality purification of protein / nucleic-acid complexes and double stranded nucleic-

acid constructs using a variety of techniques, including HPLC. The components characterised will comprise enzymes, proteins, including membrane proteins, nucleic acids and other biological molecules.

The role will offer the opportunity to use the information garnered to positively impact the sequencing performance of current and future Sequencing Kit products.

What We Are Looking For ..

The Development scientist will be educated to BSc or MSc level in a physical or biological subject, and preferably have experience in a relevant field in industry.

As this role will involve constant interaction within a multi-disciplinary team, strong inter-personal and communication skills are essential, as are a strong eye for detail and a high level of organisation.

Knowledge of DNA, protein and enzyme properties, and experience handling these, is a distinct advantage, as is experience in chromatography and biochemical techniques.

Training will be given and, as such, a willingness to learn and develop is essential.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

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