Job Title: Molecular and Cell Biologist

Posted: 2020-10-16 10:27:03

Our client, a pioneering DNA research and development company located in custom-built laboratories in West London. Their proprietary in vitro DNA amplification technology leads the way in the production of high-quality synthetic DNA for new therapeutic, diagnostic and synthetic biology applications. This is an exciting, fast-paced research environment suited to creative individuals who can contribute to and successfully work in a multidisciplinary scientific team.

In addition to working at the forefront of DNA research in a dynamic biotech company, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, a performance related bonus, healthcare benefits and be eligible to join the company pension scheme.

In this role, you will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of various molecular, cellular and viral biology workflows in the laboratory, including optimisation of cloning, cell culture experiments, production of viral vectors, RT-qPCR, and gene expression analysis. You will also be responsible for the small-scale manufacturing of their synthetic DNA when necessary to support ongoing gene therapy projects.  Suitable candidates should have a strong background in molecular and cellular biology, and experience in gene therapy is highly desirable. 

  • Applicants should have either a PhD in the areas of Molecular and Cellular Biology or Gene Therapy, or a minimum of 4 years laboratory experience in an academic or industry setting in a molecular and cellular biology related discipline

  • Essential technical experience: mammalian cell culture and transfection, cell-based, assays, western blot, qRT-PCR, molecular biology techniques such as cloning, PCR, mutagenesis and in related specialised DNA characterisation techniques

  • Desirable technical experience in: ELISA, Flow cytometry, imaging

  • Experience in viral production and/or gene therapy is highly desirable

For more information please contact Andy Cuthbert on 01606 818290 or email

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