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Nucleotide Synthetic Scientist

10 July 2018

The Role:

The successful candidate will have a passion and commitment to science.  A deep technical background in organic chemistry and in particular nucleic acid chemistry is required. Strong teamwork and communication skills, creative problem-solving and flexibility are essential. This role will be based at our site in Cambridge located within Chesterford Research Park.

The Details:

The Research Scientist will be required to develop and execute synthesis, purification, and analysis of nucleoside and nucleotide analogues with the opportunity to help transfer novel chemistries for the evaluation of biotechnological processes. In addition to laboratory work, the successful candidate must be able to prepare clearly articulated experimental reports and data presentations whilst maintaining well organised records.

What We Are Looking For:

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry with a couple of years of postdoc experience in an industrial or academic setting (desirable).

Experience in multi-step organic synthesis is critical with knowledge of nucleic acid chemistry. Strong laboratory skills in synthesis, purification and characterisation of organic molecules, expertise in analytical techniques such as LC-MS and NMR, and the ability to analyse, interpret and present data are a prerequisite. The ability to purify molecules using flash chromatography and HPLC is essential.

The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to work comfortably both independently and collaboratively within a small team environment.

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.

To Apply:

Please click on the following link to view and apply for this position on-line, under the Research category: