Applications Scientist

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd

The Role….

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Applications Team as an Applications Scientist to develop DNA extraction methods compatible with our disruptive sequencing devices, such as MinION and PromethION. This exciting and challenging role involves developing and delivering applications and protocols to our growing customer base.

The Details…..

The candidate will be engaged in an exciting area of a rapidly growing world-leading technology company. The role will involve testing and optimising DNA extraction on a variety of sample types for downstream analysis with Oxford Nanopore library preparation kits and subsequent DNA sequencing, for example, using MinION. The candidate will become the authority on DNA extraction techniques for nanopore sequencing.

What We Are Looking For…..

The successful candidate will have experience with a wide variety of DNA extraction techniques and methods on a broad range of sample types (including, but not limited to plants, fungi and animals). The successful candidate will need to demonstrate: exemplary time and project management, have methodical problem-solving ability with an eye for detail, and they will have the communication skills to effectively influence and engage with key stakeholders.

The candidate will be in possession of an MSc in life sciences or equivalent, or will have relevant industry experience.

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