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Development Scientist

Oxford, Oxfordshire
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

Oxford Nanopore Technologies is headquartered at the Oxford Science Park outside Oxford, UK, with satellite offices and a 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, 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 are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Sequencing Development Team as a Development Scientist.

The Details...

This exciting and challenging role will assist the development and continuous improvement of current and future sequencing products and components, in order to allow anybody to analyse samples anywhere, and in any environment.

The new hire will work across a variety of areas within the Sequencing Development team, including integration of hardware, software, firmware and chemistry.

The successful candidate will be responsible for improving the performance and reliability of core sequencing devices and kits and will be feeding back any issues and possible improvements to various stakeholders within the company.

This role will be evenly split between office and lab-based tasks.

What We're Looking For... - Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or Engineering or in a relevant physical/biological area - Working knowledge and experience of basic laboratory techniques e.g Pipetting, heating equipment and use of thermocyclers. - Experience with Linux, Python and/or IPhython notebooks. - Strong attention to detail and a high level of organisation. - Good problem-solving skills - Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

The role will involve constant interaction within a multidisciplinary team and with other stakeholders in Research, Development, Production and informatics teams.

Applications are encouraged from highly motivated individuals who enjoy taking on new challenges, are quickly adaptable in an exciting and fast-paced environment, and who perform well under pressure.

We offer outstanding benefits to include an attractive bonus, generous pension contributions, private healthcare and an excellent starting salary. Based within beautiful, landscaped surroundings with tree-lined walks, water features and a lake, all of which make for a wonderful working environment.

If you are looking to utilise your skills to really make a difference to humankind, then consider joining our team and apply today!

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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  • Job Reference: 702709994-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Oxford Nanopore Technologies
    Oxford Nanopore Technologies
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent