6 January 2022

Process Improvement and Innovations Scientist

Touchlight are seeking to hire a Process Improvement and Innovations Scientist
Job description:

Role description:
Your principal role will be to create new procedures whilst improving existing processes in nucleic acid production. While you will be working within Process Research team of the Platform Research department, you will have the regularly interface with other teams within Platform Research & furthermore have opportunity to provide support to our therapeutic and manufacturing groups across the company.
In this role you will be expected to design, discover & develop procedures in nucleic acid production. An initial focus on designing screening experiments to discover new Innovative methods, followed by development of new exciting & novel methods of DNA amplification.

You will be primarily responsible for independent development of new/existing procedures (under guidance of the team lead). Beyond that, supporting team members on their own projects will be

expected, as well as a proactive approach in seeking out opportunities to deploy your expertise to add value at all levels of the business
Qualifications and experience:
• Applicants should have a Bachelors degree in molecular biology (or a related discipline), and several years further experience either in an academic (i.e. Masters & PhD) or an industrial setting
• Experience in purification, handling and assaying of nucleic acids, as well as a knowledge of experimental design.
• Practical experience in a research laboratory, with or without a set quality system would be highly desirable.
• Skilled at working independently, efficient in planning & organisation, and able to demonstrate these skills whilst working within a fast-moving team.
• Strong analytical skills, with the ability to handle data from complex intertwined systems. Propose & test hypothesis and, crucially, be willing to challenge currently held assumptions with existing procedures.
• The successful candidate will be bringing ideas to life, and must therefore be engaged with the science, adaptable to new approaches, and eager to work with different teams to facilitate this.
• Basic knowledge of quality-based systems (GMP, GLP etc.). Experience with these systems would be highly desirable

All candidates should possess clear communication and presentation skills and an ability to work effectively as an individual and in a team environment. Successful candidates will also be proficient in organising and managing their work and delivering results to established timelines.

Applicants MUST be eligible to work in the UK.
Apply for this role by emailing a CV and cover letter to innovationsjobs@touchlight.com clearly stating the reference “Process Improvement and Innovations Scientist”. Closing date for applications is 8 February 2022.
Due to the high number of applicants, we will only contact those who we invite to interview