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Cambridge Consultants: Senior Scientist – Synthetic Biology

The next technology revolution is coming: the engineering of biology. Cambridge Consultants wants to be at the forefront. We are building a team to work in synthetic biology: applying engineering principles to the design and build of biological systems to create completely new products and services by combining biology, chemistry, engineering, and maths skills.

From the Cambridge Consultants website:

We are looking for an outstanding molecular biologist to drive this work forward.  With current expert knowledge in molecular biology techniques you will form the core of the team carrying out work in our labs and delivering answers to our clients.

As Senior Scientist – Synthetic Biology you will be key part of our team focused on winning and executing projects in synthetic biology.  Working with the Principal Scientist and Biological Safety Officer, your main purpose will be to provide specialist technical knowledge in molecular biology within our project teams to ensure our synthetic biology projects are executed efficiently and to the highest quality.

You will do this by:

  • Providing expert scientific knowledge in molecular biology and genetics of micro-organisms (particularly E. coli, S. cerevisiae), including control of the functions and processes within cells and the current methods and techniques used in the lab to characterise nucleic acids, proteins and metabolites
  • Assisting with project planning and quoting by providing expert input regarding strategy, time and effort to execute biology-based tasks
  • Designing and executing experimental protocols in our synthetic biology lab
  • Leading and supervising more junior staff to produce high-quality work

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, hands-on scientist, who wants to use their skills to work on interesting, real-world synthetic biology problems within a team context.   Your main purpose will be to ensure Cambridge Consultants can plan and execute the biological aspects of synthetic biology projects to a world-class standard.

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The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative provides a hub for anyone interested in Synthetic Biology at the University of Cambridge, as well as commercial partners and external collaborators.