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Molecular Biologist

Location: Cambridge, UK
Job type: full-time
Closing date: 30th April 2019

Job description

We are seeking a molecular biologist with experience in the optimization of biochemical processes, as well as next-generation DNA sequencing methods and analysis. You will join the growing team developing our enzymatic DNA synthesis technology, based in the Cambridge Science Park. This role would suit a keen and enthusiastic, recently qualified PhD graduate who is energised by solving biological and biochemical problems, as well as experienced researchers who is looking for challenges. To thrive in this role you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, willing to take on responsibility, and excited to engage with the team to solve important challenges.

We are looking for a highly driven individual to:

  • Help drive the biochemical aspects of Nuclera's technology forwards

  • Undertake rigorous optimization of biochemical processes

  • Carry out lab-based molecular biology experiments

  • Perform data processing, analysis, and visualization on NGS data

To meet these challenges, the candidate will need to:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field with greater than 3 years of academic or industrial experience
  • Have significant experience in molecular biology techniques
  • Demonstrate expertise in experimental design, interpretation of data, and troubleshooting
  • Have experience with multiplexed NGS data processing pipeline for Illumina systems using existing bioinformatics tools
  • Be familiar with data wrangling using with R, Python, Bash or other languages
  • Work closely with a multi-disciplinary scientific team

Experience/knowledge in the following areas would be advantageous:

  • Microfluidic systems
  • Protein characterization
  • Protein-DNA interactions
  • Building NGS data analysis pipeline

About us

Nuclera is a next-generation DNA synthesis company creating solutions for the synthetic biology, enzyme engineering, and pharmaceutical industries. Our enzyme-mediated DNA synthesis platform will enable the rapid and cost-effective production of highly accurate, ultra-long DNA products. We are building a benchtop synthesis instrument capable of making long-length variant DNA and genome libraries for protein, biological pathway, and ultimately genome-scale engineering.

Want to know more about our mission to change synthetic biology?

Our mission is simple: provide high-quality DNA at your benchtop.

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