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Group Leader - Molecular Biology

10 January 2018

  • Duties and Responsibilities
    • Day to day management of activities within Molecular Biology laboratories
    • Direct line management of Molecular Biology group
    • To work closely with internal and external stakeholders to define project goals and deliverables, in line with planned project objectives
    • Train and mentor junior staff
    • Provide project summaries and reporting, as required, along with taking overall responsibility for output from the group
    • Promote and suggest implementation of new methods, technologies and processes to ensure best practice.
  • Basic Requirements
    • A PhD or DPhil in a relevant discipline
    • Advanced knowledge of viral vector genetics, and gene editing tools
    • Understanding of in-silico tools for DNA design along with good ability to utilise statistical approaches to optimise processes and procedures
    • Advanced knowledge of molecular biology techniques and approaches, ideally including automation of DNA assembly platforms, using Gibson, Golden gate methods as appropriate
    • Extensive knowledge of subject area, and ideally a strong network within academic or industry groups
    • Experience in managing teams, both via direct line management and through matrix management
    • Experience in constructing and analysing DNA libraries.

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