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Development Scientist - Oxford

Development Scientist - Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Comeptitive Salary
Great benefits and career prospects


Applications are encouraged from highly motivated individuals who enjoy taking on new challenges, are quickly adaptable in an exciting and fast-paced environment, and who perform well under pressure.

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 role:
The role will be mostly lab based and involve the design, purificiation and characterisation of biological components contained within the Sequencing Kit line of products.

Tasks will include:
* High-quality purification of nucleic acids and protein-DNA complexes, mostly using HPLC.
* Biochemical, functional, biophysical and sequencing based assays.
* Use of biomolecule characterisation techniques, including biochemical activity assays, CE, HPLC and LC-MS.
* Monitoring the performance of components in the field and troubleshooting issues.
* Testing and improving components with a view to improving data output quantity and quality.

Skills and Experience

BSc or MSc level in chemistry, biochemistry or in a relevant physical/biological subject.
Experience in a relevant field in industry eg Assay development, sequencing or membrane protein characterisation.
A good working knowledge of biophysical and bio-characterisation techniques, such as HPLC, LC-MS and functional assays is expected.
A good working knowledge of DNA and proteins, and experience handling these.

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

Apply to James.Windridge@srg.co.uk or call 01865 784826

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.

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