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Old 05-11-2017, 09:04 AM   #1
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Default NGS library prep facility in Cambridge UK is looking for a Research Assistant

We are seeking a molecular biologist with proven skills in RNA/DNA manipulation and a working knowledge of DNA sequencing technologies.

The applicant will support and work closely together with the facility manager. Routine tasks would include: quality control of incoming samples, quantifying RNA and DNA samples, library construction for a number of different NGS library protocols, handling processes on Covaris, Bioanalyzer and qPCR machines, troubleshooting and correction of suboptimal results, submitting samples to sequencing.


A Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant discipline, such as molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or similar.

Superior laboratory skills in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, or related areas, preferably with experience in NGS library preparation.

Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biological methods such as DNA and RNA isolation, cDNA synthesis, enzymatic manipulation of DNA and RNA, PCR, qPCR.

A working knowledge of NGS technology is required.

Ability to quickly learn and independently apply new techniques after induction.

Capable of managing a diverse workload.

Must be able to keep accurate records to ensure successful teamwork.

A high level of attention to detail is crucial to this post.

Previous experience in a service role is an advantage.

The successful applicant will receive all necessary training, and work in close collaboration with the Facility Manager, the Bioinformatics team, and Group Leaders engaged in various NGS projects.
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