Overview

Reference Number: JO-2006-450701
Assistant Research Scientist
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: UK

Assistant Research Scientist
Cambridge
Competitive Package

An innovative biotechnology business focused on the development of novel technologies are looking for an Assistant Research Scientist to join their developing business at their site in the Cambridge area.

The successful candidate will contribute to the characterisation of novel bacterial and provide support for method development and optimisation. The role will involve both hands on microbiology as well as some basic molecular biology. The role with provide the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of scientists from different disciplines both internally and externally.

Key duties will include:
Assisting in the characterisation of novel bacterial isolates to assess their suitability for use as Live Bacterial Therapeutics
Running high throughput bacterial functional screening assays
Preparation and maintenance of bacterial cell banks

Essential requirements for this post include:
BSc in Microbiology or a related discipline
Excellent aseptic technique
Experience in running PCR
An ability to work independently
A natural sense of organisation, teamwork, as well as sharing know-how and expertise in a multidisciplinary environment
An ability to design, execute and document experimental activities to a high standard
Good communication Flexibility to work in a new and dynamic company

Desirable requirements for this post include:
Experience working with anaerobic bacteria
Experience working in a research and development environment

The following attributes and skills are essential:
A high level of motivation and desire to learn.
Willingness to contribute flexibly to a new company as required, to help it succeed
Proactivity in solving problems and responding enthusiastically to challenges
Excellent organisational skills and work ethic. A demonstrable ability to manage numerous priorities simultaneously and to meet agreed deadlines

If this sounds like the ideal opportunity then please apply online.

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