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Scientist, Lab-on-a-chip

Location: Oxford

The Details...

Our liquid biopsy platform aims to enable the sequencing of samples directly from complex biological fluids, such as blood and saliva. You will play a leading role in the development of integrated chemistries and microfluidic methods for sample handling and preparation. The successful candidate will be in charge of designing and running experiments aimed at the characterisation and optimisation of device modules, from DNA extraction to library preparation. This will require close collaboration with other team members as well as our Engineering Department. 

Duties and responsibilities will include: 

  • Hands-on planning and running of experiments 
  • Supervision of junior team members
  • Data analysis and performance evaluation 
  • Assisting the design and implementation of integration strategies
  • Reporting and communicating results

What We're Looking For...
A PhD (or equivalent experience) in Biophysics, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology is required. Experience in the development of lab-on-a-chip devices is also essential for this position. Familiarity with DNA sequencing, microfabrication technology and fluid dynamics are highly desirable. Demonstrable industry/post-doctoral experience is prefered. 

We will expect you to be an enthusiastic individual with a creative approach to problem solving and good attention to detail. You will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and in close collaboration with others. The multidisciplinary nature of the project requires the Scientist in this position to be able to communicate in a clear and concise manner with colleagues across the company.  

This role will suit someone with the drive to achieve results and who is motivated to impact a key area of a cutting-edge, fast-paced organisation.

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.​

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