Research Scientist – Physical Science (1440)
Oxford Nanopore Technologies is headquartered at the Oxford Science Park outside Oxford, UK, with satellite offices and commercial presence in many global locations across the US, APAC and Europe.
Oxford Nanopore employs from multiple subject areas including Nanopore science, molecular biology and applications, informatics, engineering, electronics, manufacturing and commercialisation. The management team, led by CEO Dr Gordon Sanghera, has a track record of delivering disruptive technologies to the market.
Oxford Nanopore's sequencing platform is the only technology that offers real-time analysis (for rapid insights), in fully scalable formats from pocket to population scale, that can analyse native DNA or RNA and sequence any length of fragment to achieve short to ultra-long read lengths.
Our goal is to enable the analysis of any living thing, by anyone, anywhere. We offer real-time Nanopore-based DNA/RNA sequencing technology: accessible, easy to use and fully scalable for any requirement.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Genome Foundry Team as a Research Scientist. You will use your multidisciplinary experience and make an invaluable contribution in advancing our novel proprietary DNA synthesis method, which will have a profound real-life impact across multiple applications including synthetic biology, biopharmaceuticals, nanotechnology and data storage.
This exciting and challenging role strives to accelerate the advancement of new DNA synthesis method. The successful Scientist will be involved in research and development of our DNA synthesis technology by using their knowledge and experience in the experimental manipulation of biomolecules, such as DNA and proteins on surface and will plan, execute and communicate the results on their project to the group lead and other collaborators!
The role will involve:
– Developing our proprietary DNA synthesis technology by investigating multiple schemes, designs and processes on surfaces and prototype devices
– Designing, assessing and optimising system protocols for advancing our DNA synthesis chemistry
– Carrying out experiments to drive improvement of enzymatic and biochemical reactions on a device set up
– Preparing clearly articulated experimental reports and data presentations whilst maintaining well organised records
– Communicating with internal and external collaborators including senior management
– Working alongside group within the company to secure intellectual property; patents, trade secrets
– Supporting the recruitment and interviewing processes where necessary
– Ensuring any work being undertaken, either by themselves or by others they are leading, meets company H&S requirements
– Any other duties as might be required within the remit and responsibilities of the post
What We're Looking For…
We'll expect you to have a multidisciplinary background with several years of postdoctoral experience ideally in industry.
You will have proven understanding and experience in the areas of surface modification and analysis with emphasis on Molecular Biology, ideally with experience in microfluidic based systems and high-throughput automated systems.
You will need to be self-motivated and you will be working independently as well as together with other co-workers in a multidisciplinary setting for rapidly solving groundbreaking scientific challenges. Previous experiences of leading junior scientists and involvement in recruiting new members of the team are advantageous.
You will have an opportunity to utilise your skills to make a real contribution towards the next disruptive technology in a global organisation while maintaining its start-up culture.
The position has a very exciting future with excellent opportunities to build your career. We offer outstanding benefits to include an attractive bonus, generous pension contributions, private healthcare and an excellent starting salary.
Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.