Process Development Biologist

Industry Sector Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Other
Location UK, East Anglia
Salary 25,000 - 32,000


Process Development Biologist

Location: Cambridge

Contract: Full-time and permanent

Sector: Biotechnology / Drug Discovery

Salary: £25,000 - £32,000 depending on experience


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 experienced Scientists in the field of molecular biology and process development on a full-time and permanent basis.


The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for an Scientist with a BSc or MSc and additional industry, or post-graduate experience in a molecular biology setting (ideally industry). If you are looking for the next step in your career then this opportunity could be for you. As a Process Development Scientist within the molecular biology team you will be responsible for:


  • Working on Process Development projects to improve DNA synthesis.
  • Conducting a wide range of molecular biology based experiments with E. coli and various molecular biology techniques
  • Use of techniques including: DNA/RNA extraction, E.coli culture, DNA quantification, DNA cloning, primer design, PCR, flow cytometry, plasmid purification, transformation, gel electrophoresis etc.
  • Plan, refine and execute experiments which align with overall project plans.
  • Work individually and collaboratively within the R&D teams.
  • Play an active role in departmental meetings and development meetings.
  • Keep a comprehensive and up-to-date record of experiments and data/results


Skills and Experience Needed

The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • BSc/MSc in a biological discipline + industry experience in process development or general molecular biology. (essential - equivalent experience welcome)
  • Experience working with E.coli (transformations, cloning, plasmid preparations etc) (essential)
  • Expertise in several of the following molecular biology techniques (primer design, transfection, bacterial cell culture (E.coli), plasmid amplification, DNA cloning, PCR, flow cytometry, plasmid purification, Golden Gate assembly, Gibson assembly etc) (essential)
  • Experience in Primer and Sequence Design (desired)
  • Experience in troubleshooting and developing laboratory protocols (desired)
  • Excellent communication skills (essential)
  • Existing right to work in the UK (essential)


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 – alternatively, please call Charlie on 07903 204577.

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