Scientist - NGS - Oxford

  • Job Reference: H488
  • Date Posted: 24 December 2018
  • Recruiter: Harrington Recruitment
  • Location: Oxford UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Biology / Pharma
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Consultants
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0208 349 8112

Job Description

Main Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Work within the current team to develop and exploit novel Next Gen Sequencing technologies.
  • Create and write standard operating protocol, and write reports to support product validation and verification.
  • Respond confidently and individually to resolve technical problems encountered during experimental procedures.
  • Detailed and accurately record experimental work including creating and developing required documentation.
  • Engage in project planning, process updates and critical decision making, ensuring activities are constant with the project’s critical path, and act suitably to changing priorities.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A PhD or, MSc with suitable experience, in an environment where molecular biology and ideally Next Gen Sequencing technologies were strongly used.
  • Clear knowledge PCR techniques.
  • Highly passionate with strong time management skills and ability to prioritise duties.
  • A clear desire to create and exploit novel techniques and work flows centred on Next Gen Sequencing technologies.
  • Team oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to take ownership and responsibilities of tasks.


  • Hands on experience of Next Gen Sequencing protocols, including library preparation and validation.
  • Knowledge of techniques for, and ideally experience with, analysing data generated from Next Gen Sequencing experiments.
  • An understanding of sequencing technologies and differences between existing platforms.
  • Familiar with ISO13485 Quality Management System and IVD regulations.
  • Experience in creating, designing, optimising, and validating RUO/IVD assays.