Scientist - Assay Development

R&D · Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Department R&D
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Our Company

CS Genetics is developing pathbreaking new technology for genomics, based on foundational scientific insights and sophisticated conceptual innovations in sequencing techniques. Our work will accelerate basic biologic research and enable lifesaving new clinical diagnostics. We have an extremely skilled team, a large global intellectual property estate, and amongst the most inventive, ambitious technology roadmaps in life science.

 

We’re developing a radically-new, instrument-free platform for single-cell sequencing with disruptive throughput and experimental ease. We’re growing our Cambridge R&D team to help launch a new era of Next Generation Sequencing based cellular analysis.


Position Summary

We’re looking for an exceptional, experienced, and audacious laboratory scientist to join our NGS R&D team as a Scientist – Assay Development. The ideal candidate will have worked in evaluating, and refining NGS technologies or assays for research and/or clinical-diagnostic applications; they will have comprehensive knowledge of molecular methods and tools for processing, modification, and detection of nucleic acids; they will be a rigorous, analytical, and organised experimentalist; they will have a keen intellectual interest in DNA sequencing technologies and their applications; they will have a keen personal interest in saving and extending lives through life science R&D.


This role would suit an individual who is looking for an opportunity to develop a suite of ground-breaking products and develop technologies from concept to commercial launch. As a high-growth start-up, we are looking for someone to bring their expertise, creativity, and drive to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies at speed and scale.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, assess, and optimise new technologies and assay workflows for NGS
  • Engineer and evaluate new types of macromolecular and/or solid-phase consumable reagents
  • Perform high throughput screens to optimise and refine our technologies
  • Work with a team of scientists developing new NGS sample-prep technologies for research and medicine
  • Conceive and perform systematic evaluation/optimisation processes for NGS workflows and reagents
  • Communicate internally and with external partners via oral updates, written reports, and technical meetings


Required Skills and Background

  • PhD/DPhil in molecular biology or bioengineering, genetics/genomics, biochemistry or similar; or BA/BSc or equivalent and 5+ years hands-on experience as a laboratory scientist in academia and/or industry
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NGS, including sequencing platforms, sample-prep methods, and applications
  • Significant hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques and complex molecular biology assays (e.g. complex genomic/epigenomic/transcriptomic assays, advanced protein-detection methods, multi-omics)
  • Enthusiasm for a demanding, fast-paced R&D role in a small-startup environment.

 

Desired Skills and Background

  • Experience performing sophisticated NGS research and technology development
  • Knowledge of and/or experience using common bioinformatics pipelines, and experience working with bioinformaticians/computational biologists for processing and analysis of large/complex NGS datasets
  • Peer-reviewed publications and/or patent applications in molecular biology, genomics/NGS, or similar

 

What We Offer

  • Exceptional team within a very fast-growing startup
  • Mission driven startup looking to change how genomic data is generated and analyzed
  • Opportunity to grow your skills and career quickly
  • Exceptional office/R&D workspace in central Cambridge – with regular free events, free food, company/community activities etc.
  • Next to Cambridge Station – excellent commute and great city center location
  • Highly competitive package and equity scheme

 

 

CS Genetics is not working with recruiters for this role; interested applicants must apply directly to the company.

 

We’re building a diverse, dynamic, and contrarian team

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  • Location
    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Department
    R&D
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced