You will join the rapidly expanding platform R&D team to develop the next generation of gene therapy treatments. The ideal candidate will have a good grounding in molecular and cellular biology with knowledge of gene transcription and control mechanisms surrounding gene regulation.

The role:

There are several open posts, scientists with the following experience could be of significant interest; AAV/ cell line generation/animal tissue/RNA/ DNA/small molecules

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with mammalian cell/tissue culture and cloning is essential
  • Experience with a variety of cellular and molecular biology techniques such as cloning, sequence analysis and manipulation, RT-PCR, transcription profiling, assay development, ELISA, transcription activity assays etc.
  • Diligent recording of data; high attention to detail; experience with ELN and databases
  • An understanding of hypothesis driven experimentation
  • Working in a GLP environment

Other responsibilities:

  • Lab management, ensuring appropriate levels of control over scientific data, equipment and materials, maintaining appropriate levels of documentation, record keeping, and procedures
  • Collaboration with the broader team to complete project deliverables
  • Interact with senior members of the research team to ensure appropriate experimental design and analysis
  • Housekeeping duties in the laboratory including stock management
  • Health and Safety and GMO risk assessments

Person profile:

  • Innovative and natural problem solver; able to “join the dots” of disparate information
  • Detail-oriented and able to perform precise work in the laboratory
  • Confident and clear presentation of data, verbally and through written reports
  • Effectively manage own time/workload to meet project deliverables with minimal oversight
  • Motivated to learn and master new methods and techniques

The candidate:

This role could suit an MRes/MScR qualified candidate with a couple of years relevant industry experience behind them, or a recent PhD graduate looking for their first industry role.

The opportunity:

This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting, rapidly expanding gene therapy company that has a proven history of developing highly effective, life changing therapies. You will be joining a highly skilled team with the opportunity to work at the front end of gene regulation and play a vital role in the development of future gene therapy treatments. You can expect to receive a competitive salary plus additional benefits including; life, critical illness, health, pension, cycle to work, onsite gym, on site café.

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained partner, Keith Tocher at Abercorn Sinclair.

About Abercorn Sinclair

Abercorn Sinclair is a specialist, technical recruitment consultancy based in Edinburgh. We provide permanent, interim and contract services across the science, technology and engineering sectors.