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Scientist I

London, UK

Job Type

Full Time/Part Time



About the Role

This position will focus on the design and development of a SELEX pipeline in the context of an early-stage AI drug discovery company. The SELEX pipeline will be an integral part of our AI-wet-lab feedback loop. The position may also offer outstanding opportunities to work on state-of-the-art high-throughput platforms, automation and other biophysical studies. This role is ideally suited for a motivated experimental scientist who is passionate about pharmaceuticals and technology.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, execute, and troubleshoot biochemistry and molecular biology experiments

  • Perform and optimise SELEX experiments, NGS and RT-PCR

  • Suggest your own ideas, formulate plans and strategy proposals to present to the CTO and senior management

  • Maintain excellent documentation of laboratory work

  • Analyse, interpret, and present results to present to colleagues in regular meetings

  • Collaborate with the R&D ML and Bioinformatics teams

Ideal Candidate

  • Have obtained, or currently finishing, a Ph.D degree in a relevant discipline 

  • Outstanding experimental (i.e., lab) skills with an attention to detail 

  • Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or assay development

  • DNA and protein handling skills 

  • Hands-on experience with PCR, nucleic acid QC, protein QC (e.g., SDS-PAGE) and analysis

  • English language speaking, listening and writing fluency

  • Excellent organisational, data-archiving and presentation skills

Desired Candidate

  • 1+ years industry experience

  • Experienced in qPCR, NGS and FACS

  • Experienced in biophysical characterisation of nucleic acid-protein or nucleic acid-ligand interactions (e.g., BLI, ELISA, FP) is a plus 

  • Experienced in protein purification techniques

  • Publication in a major scientific journal with molecular biology/biochemistry contributions is a plus 

About the Company

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