Development Scientist

Oxford Nanopore Technologies is headquartered at the Oxford Science Park outside Oxford, UK, with satellite offices and commercial presence in many global locations across the US, APAC and Europe.

Oxford Nanopore employs from multiple subject areas including nanopore science, molecular biology and applications, informatics, engineering, electronics, manufacturing and commercialisation. The management team, led by CEO Dr Gordon Sanghera, has a track record of delivering disruptive technologies to the market.

Oxford Nanopore's sequencing platform is the only technology that offers real-time analysis (for rapid insights), in fully scalable formats from pocket to population scale, that can analyse native DNA or RNA and sequence any length of fragment to achieve short to ultra-long read lengths.

Our goal is to enable the analysis of any living thing, by anyone, anywhere. We offer real-time nanopore-based DNA/RNA sequencing technology: accessible, easy to use and fully scalable for any requirement. Automating the process of preparing samples for analysis on our sequencing devices is an important part of delivering this goal.

We are seeking a passionate individual to join our automation development team as a Development Scientist.

The Details...
The job holder will assist in the development of automation solutions for our sequencing kits on a variety of automation platforms. This laboratory based role will involve testing and optimising automated sample preparation protocols using liquid handling robots, sequencing prepared libraries on our sequencing devices and analysing and reporting the results.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to directly contribute to a range of projects across the company from our population scale sequencing to clinical testing applications.

What We're Looking For...
In addition to a degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or other relevant subject you will have acquired significant practical laboratory experience.

Required skills and knowledge:
- Mastery of basic life science laboratory techniques and equipment e.g. pipetting;
- Experience with automation, fluid handling or robotic systems;
- Understanding of laboratory best practises;
- Strong attention to detail and a high level of organisation;
- Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

We'll expect you to have a passion for science, a natural curiosity for your work and a self-starting attitude.

This is an exciting role and chance to join a ground-breaking, fast-paced organisation with opportunities to utilise new technology and influence change. This role will suit someone with good interpersonal skills with a strong vision and focus on delivery and who has an appreciation for science and the scientific method.

As well as a competitive salary, our benefits include company pension, private healthcare and share options!

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

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