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Group Leader-Molecular Biology

11 January 2018

Laboratory Solutions are working with an emerging biotech company and are experiencing rapid expansion and are looking to hire a GROUP LEADER for their Molecular Biology department.
This role involves the subtle mix of being technically very good but also have the personal/management skills also!
Check out the job description below-


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
To keep up-to date with the scientific literature and developments in the field
Set an example to other colleagues, and to train and mentor junior staff
Provide project summaries and reporting, as required, along with taking overall responsibility for output from the group
Support and contribute to protection and assessment of intellectual property
Promote and suggest implementation of new methods, technologies and processes to ensure best practice
To ensure established quality standards are strictly adhered to, across all on-going activities


A Ph.D or DPhil in a relevant discipline.
Extensive knowledge of subject area, and ideally a strong network within academic or industry groups
Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal skills, including the ability to give presentations and to speak to groups
High-level attention to detail
Experience in managing teams, both via direct line management and through matrix management
Ability to work under demanding conditions, and to cope with shifting priorities
Advanced knowledge of molecular biology techniques and approaches, ideally including automation of DNA assembly platforms, using Gibson, Golden gate methods as appropriate.
Understanding of in-silico tools for DNA design along with good ability to utilize statistical approaches to optimize processes and procedures
Advanced knowledge of viral vector genetics, and gene editing tools
Experience in constructing and analyzing DNA libraries.

This is a permanent role, with a very attractive package, but also an innovative and exciting place to work for!

If you have the right background then please apply today and send your cv to