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Molecular Biologist - Microbial Metabolites, Cambridgeshire


Molecular Biologist - Microbial Metabolites, Cambridge


Job ID: 178069
Location: Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience
Job Type: Permanent


A Molecular Biologist is sought by our client in Cambridge. The Molecular Biologist will provide specialist technical knowledge and expertise in various projects related to molecular biology especially related to an ongoing microbial fermentation platform. 

Specifically, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Collaborate with a global team of engineers, physicists and biologists to solve complex, multidisciplinary challenges
  • Run microbial fermentation experiments using state of the art equipment.
  • Perform routine molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acids extractions, PCR,  Western blot, flow cytometry, microscopy and enzymatic assays.
  • Perform advanced synthetic biology techniques such as automated DNA assembly, AI-driven  protein engineering and genome editing.
  • Independently plan and execute experiments, with some direction from senior scientific staff.
  • Provide and promote lab-based support for operational excellence
  • Present the results and conclusions of experimental work in multidisciplinary team meetings
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of experiments and results
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  • PhD-level qualification in biotechnology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related biology focused scientific discipline
Hands-on experience in:
  • Lab-scale microbial fermentation using various organisms
  • Analytical techniques used to characterise fermentation experiments, nucleic acids, proteins and metabolites
  • Common Molecular and Synthetic Biology techniques
  • Use of bioinformatic resources and experience in tools for DNA construct design
  • Design of experiments and data analysis
  • Strong communication skills and an affinity to working in multidisciplinary teams
For more information or to apply for the Molecular Biologist vacancy, please contact Chris Moffatt


Chris Moffatt

Chris Moffatt

Business Director, Scientific

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