14 July 2022

Molecular Biologist

Touchlight is currently seeking an experienced Scientist to join its Molecular Biology Team to genetically engineer the DNA starting material for dbDNA™.
Job description:

This is an exciting, fast-paced environment suited to initiative-taking individuals who can contribute to and successfully work in a multidisciplinary team. In addition to working at the forefront of DNA research in a dynamic biotech company, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, a performance related bonus, and be eligible to join the company pension scheme.

Your principal role will be to genetically engineer plasmid DNA starting material using creative and effective strategies that sits in line with clients’ needs but also allowing the best attributes of the downstream process to be harnessed.

You have:

  • MSc level qualification in molecular biology or equivalent.
  • Practical experience in cloning DNA including: generating own strategies, creating theoretical sequence maps, primer design, PCR, bacterial transformation, and amplification.
  • Strong experience with DNA purification techniques at varying scales, using kits and/ or self-packed hardware is highly desired.
  • Applicants should be well-versed in gel electrophoresis apparatus for DNA analysis and software for sequence analysis. Knowledge of running restriction digests, agarose gels and analysing data is a must.
  • Experience in aseptic technique and controlled environments.
  • Familiarity with industry quality standards such as ISO/ cGMP is desirable. Experience working within a Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) or Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) environment is highly advantageous.

We offer:

  • Fantastic opportunity to join Touchlight during its exciting growth!
  • An incredible culture, which celebrates creativity and attracts, nurtures, and rewards talented employees
  • A competitive C&B package

Apply using the below application form or directly to email address MarketingJobs@touchlight.com with your resume attached in the email.