Head of Gene Synthesis

Location UK, East Anglia
Salary Up to 70,000 DOE


Head of Gene Synthesis

Location: Cambridge

Contract: Full-time and permanent

Sector: Biotechnology

Salary: Up to £70,000 DOE


Our client is an innovative biotechnology company based outside of the centre of Cambridge. They have built a platform to synthesis DNA which provides exciting possibilities for ensuring cheaper, faster and more accurate DNA / gene constructs than traditional plasmid-based methods. In a key phase of their growth, our client is looking to onboard a highly experienced Gene Synthesis expert as their new Head of Gene Synthesis.


The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for a highly experienced Scientist and Leader who has forged a career in Gene / DNA Synthesis who is looking to lead the development of novel gene synthesis and novel purification techniques. This opportunity will involve the following:


  • Leading the development and implementation of novel DNA / Gene synthesis techniques
  • Leading the development and implementation of novel gene purification techniques (AKTA / crossflow/tangential flow filtration)
  • Supporting the scale and transfer of gene synthesis to my clients’ GMP platform.
  • Taking a lead role in the manufacture of DNA / Genes, whilst collaborating with the R&D Teams.
  • Overseeing a small team of scientists, delegating work etc.
  • Planning and delivering business critical projects.







Skills and Experience Needed

The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • BSc / MSc / PhD in a biological, chemical or biochemical setting (essential)
  • Significant experience in leading DNA / Gene synthesis and purification (AKTA, crossflow and tangential flow filtration) projects at a high level (essential)
  • Strong track record of leading projects which have had a significant positive impact on business (essential)
  • Previous line management experience within a biotechnology / pharmaceutical setting (desired)
  • Previous GMP experience (desired)






The Package

As an up-and-coming Cambridge Biotech, our client is able to offer a competitive salary, progression options and benefits package including private pension and private health insurance.


To Apply

If you would like to apply to this opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to Charlie Cox at charlie.cox@taylorollinson.co.uk – alternatively, please call Charlie on 07903 204577.

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