On offer is a competitive salary up to £28,000 plus a benefits package which includes a bonus, 25 days holiday, contributed pension and many other benefits.
Responsibilities for the Chemistry Associate Scientist:
- Develop and commercialise ground-breaking epigenetic analysis chemistries in a fast-paced, product development environment.
- Optimize existing chemistries for epigenetic analysis of DNA and support the creation of improved methods that significantly extend capabilities.
- Optimize formulations, methods, and workflows to achieve commercial levels of performance, stability, robustness, and ease-of-use.
- Characterize chemicals, reactions, reagents, and methods using a variety of analytical tools to identify and control critical parameters.
- Support the execution of next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments and use NGS data to measure the performance of epigenetic analysis methods and chemistries.
- Use systematic problem-solving methods to troubleshoot complex issues.
- Document lab-scale processes for the formulation and quality control (QC) of critical reagents to enable scalable.
- Manufacture processes; support the transfer of new processes and products to manufacturing.
- Collaborate effectively with the broader R&D team and senior staff on project execution and reporting.
- Present results, recommendations, and progress reports regularly to colleagues.
- Contribute to the documentation of experimental protocols.
- Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
- Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
Expected skillset for the Chemistry Associate Scientist:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or similar discipline.
- 1+ years of experience of working in an Academic or Industrial Research environment completing tasks as outlined in the essential duties.
- Strong skills in chemical biology, nucleic acid chemistry, and molecular biology techniques.
- Strong theoretical and practical chemistry skills, especially as applied to DNA.
- Good knowledge of modern analytical methods (e.g., HPLC, Mass Spec, and NMR).
- Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
- Right to work in the United Kingdom without sponsorship.
- Experience with NGS or other genetic analysis methods.
- Background in chemistry coupled with experience of genetic analysis technologies.
- Experience of working with high throughput genetic analysis tools, especially NGS.
- Experience with NGS library preparation methods.
- Experience of RUO or IVD product development processes.
- Experience of working within a Quality Management System.
- Familiarity with the analysis and interpretation of NGS data.