Scientist/Senior Scientist

Key role in a growing start-up.

  • Location Edinburgh

  • Type Permanent

  • Salary Competitive Salary + Benefits


RNA long-read sequencing expert.

Multiple roles avaliable.

Well funded start-up.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an exciting genomic start-up who has recently received further funding. They are working on the discovery and detection of novel nucleic acid biomarker using both DNA and RNA long-read sequencing. Due to expansion they are looking for a number of Scientists to join the business including Scientist, Senior Scientist and Research Scientists which mix bioinformatics and wet laboratory work.
What you’ll be doing?

  • Lead the efforts in carrying out scientific research within a project.
  • Manage the project, set goals, delegate tasks, monitor progress, and oversee the performance of other scientists and workers involved in the project.
  • Liaise with external collaborators, such as clinical teams.
  • Uphold the laboratory’s regulations and policies to maintain a safe and productive work environment.

What they are looking for?

  • PhD in genomics or a related subject.
  • A minimum of five years of academic or industry experience in relevant research fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading or participating in large-scale scientific studies.
  • Experience of working with RNA.
  • Proficiency in laboratory skills, including transcriptomic and/or genomic library construction and sequencing.
  • Excellent organizational skills and willingness to take on responsibility.
  • Proven experience in scientific writing and presentation.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience with RNA and transcriptomic research.
  • Experience with long-read sequencing technology.
  • Knowledge of genome annotation.
  • Experience in cancer research.
  • Experience in team management.
  • Experience of working within a start-up environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with at least one programming / scripting language, such as: Bash, Python, R.

What you’ll get in return for your experience?

To be a part of a rapidly growing start-up company which will have a lot of growth in 2024. They have a competitive salary on offer as well as share options and other exciting benefits.
What’s next?

If you’re looking for an exciting new role please speak to Zoe Davies.

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