Molecular Biology Senior Scientist

If you are lab-based scientist, experienced in a range of molecular biology techniques to engineer the next generation of nucleic acid based medicines – then this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Molecular Biology Senior Scientist

Cambridge, UK

Competitive Salary & Excellent Company Benefits

Make a more meaningful impact to patients’ lives around the globe

Here you’ll have the chance to make a meaningful difference to patients’ lives. With science at its heart, this is the place where breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicines – for the world’s most complex diseases. Answer unmet medical needs by pioneering the next wave of science, focusing on outcomes and shaping the patient ecosystem.

With our ground-breaking pipeline, the outlook is bright. Be proud to be part of a place that has achieved so much, yet is still moving forward. There’s no better time to join our global, growing enterprise as we lead the way for healthcare and society.

Show your individuality in a diverse community of equals

With colleagues from 70 countries across our UK sites, you’ll find your voice in an inclusive and diverse community. Our Cambridge hub is high on the target list of international destinations to work and stacked with globally important roles.

Diversity and uniqueness is valued. In our ‘speak up’ culture, we encourage input from everybody. After all, even the smallest ideas can lead to major change.

Follow the science to explore and innovate

Join the team unlocking the power of what science can do. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying and even curing some of the world’s most complex diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world.

Who we are

In Vivo Expressed Biologics (IVEB) is a team of innovators – always in pursuit of the most effective compounds against new and challenging therapeutic agents. We are pioneering new drug formats, which involves introducing the genetic code for a therapeutic biologic into the patient’s body and enabling their own tissues to produce the therapeutic biologic as required.

If you are lab-based scientist, experienced in a range of molecular biology techniques to engineer the next generation of nucleic acid based medicines – then this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

As a molecular biology expert, you will be responsible for designing and building vectors to deliver our ambitious plans for gene therapy, as well as driving innovation within the department through internal and external collaborations.

What you’ll do

  • Independently define objectives, lead planning and execution of complex experimental work on DNA or RNA based gene therapy projects.
  • Devise DNA vector designs to support projects
  • Perform general molecular biology techniques to generate vectors and test them through in vitro cell-based assays
  • Analyze data, making detailed observations and interpretation of results
  • Presents findings at internal (intra- and inter-departmental) project team and function meetings
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication by establishing good working relationships with team and department members and others within the company

Essential Criteria

  • PhD, or equivalent experience, in life sciences especially molecular biology
  • Significant experience and in-depth technical knowledge of practical molecular biology, DNA vector design, and optimisation strategies.
  • Experience in experimental method optimisation and creative problem solving
  • Excellent teamworking and communication skills
  • Strong commitment to quality and best practice
  • Action-orientated and flexible, to meet challenging deadlines
  • High degree of scientific and personal integrity

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in a matrix environment
  • Solid understanding of laboratory automation and sample tracking systems
  • Practical experience of working with DNA or RNA based therapeutics
  • Knowledge of drug discovery and drug discovery related subject areas
  • Experience in collaborating within and outside of immediate team

Why AstraZeneca?

Make a more meaningful impact to patients’ lives around the globe

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

So, what’s next?

This role is open from 22nd Feb 2022 and we welcome your application no later than 8th March 2022.

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