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Research Scientist - Molecular Technology Development

Tropic Biosciences UK - Molecular Biology Team

Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Salary: Flexible based on experience. We offer a competitive compensation package to successful candidates
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th October 2022
Closes: 28th December 2022

About Tropic Biosciences

Based in Norwich (UK) and with a team of over 120 professionals, Tropic Biosciences is one of the world’s leading agricultural gene-editing companies. Our team is dedicated to the development and commercialization of high-performing varieties of tropical crops to provide significant benefits to growers, processors and consumers globally. Tropic’s vision is to become a leading seed business with significant ownership of its products from the laboratory to the field, while maintaining constructive relationships with growers and consumers based on transparency and trust.

What we are looking for

The Company is looking for an enthusiastic, entry-level Research Scientist to join the Molecular team and lead technology development. With the support of Molecular group leads, you will be responsible for the implementation of improved genome editing, sequencing, cloning and other molecular biology-based technologies in addition to improvement of our pipelines and processes.

Initially working to establish early-stage genome editing validation and DNA-based analysis technologies in collaboration with the Genotyping Lead, you will plan, execute, and report on experiments with the support of a technical team. The future scope of this role has the potential for significant impact within Tropic through the development our genome editing approaches.

Key Roles and Responsibility

  • To lead projects for implementing novel technologies within Molecular Biology, including performing bench work and data analysis as required
  • To consult with the Genotyping, Cloning and RNA leads within the Molecular Biology team on the implementation of novel technologies and process improvements
  • To write and allocate writing and revisions of the Molecular Team SOPs
  • To check and sign off all records (databases and laboratory e-notebooks) updated by the technicians assigned to their selected projects

Qualification, knowledge, and key skills

  • PhD in a relevant field (Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Cellular Medicine, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or closely related field) or extensive directly related industry experience
  • Broad, hands-on experience with cloning techniques, sequencing technologies and DNA-based analysis
  • Broad experience with genome editing, including design and analysis of genome editing techniologies
  • Advanced computer skills, ability to work with diverse molecular biology software
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Strong and clear written and oral communication skills to allow the exchange of information with people representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels within the organization
  • Proficient in working with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Fluent in English – speaking and writing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment while consistently maintaining a positive and professional attitude
  • Good team player, strong execution, and flexibility to handle changes

Additional Information

  • Job Location – Norwich
  • Time Requirement - Full time position.
  • Compensation – We offer a competitive compensation package to successful candidates
  • Benefits – 25 days annual leave, Private Medical Insurance through Vitality, Medical Cash Plan and Group Income Protection Scheme, as well as excellent learning and training opportunities and social events throughout the year.

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