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NGS Scientist

Reference No.: Tags: United Kingdom, Jobs, Entry Level, Professional, Type of job, Full time

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT)

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) provides world class genetic research solutions to leading clinical and academic research institutions. We are a rapidly growing company with state-of-the-art facilities and over 100 employees based at our head-office in  Oxford, and  our Cytocell ® office in Cambridge With customers in over 60 countries worldwide and ambitious expansion plans, we have  a strong reputation and increasing share in the large and growing genomic medicine market.

An opportunity has arisen in our Oxford based Research & Development team for an NGS Scientist.  Reporting to the Head of Research, you will play an integral role in all aspects of new product development including laboratory preparation, sequencing, bioinformatics, and data interpretation. You will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of our NGS capabilities and portfolio.

 This role is suited to someone who wants to perform lab-based research and innovative development work whilst working in a commercial environment.

Your duties will include:

  • Assisting with the introduction of new products, technologies and methodologies which either increase existing efficiencies or expand the product portfolio
  • Finding solutions for and implementing methods to resolve Company scientific/technical issues
  • Planning and conducting experiments and analysing results
  • Maintaining integrity of sequencing data, including troubleshooting, problem identification, resolution, and communication
  • Writing experimental methods and results using quality guidelines in a logical and concise manner
  • Attending R&D meetings, reporting on work progress and presenting findings
  • Ensuring a smooth flow of information between R&D and other departments
  • Keeping up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments to disseminate any new information which may benefit the Company
  • Producing all required documents for relevant technical transfers

You will:

  • Be qualified to a minimum of BSc, up to PhD, or equivalent in Life Sciences with demonstrable experience in sequencing based molecular approaches, design and development of molecular biology assays (NGS and others)
  • Demonstrate hands-on experience of targeted NGS assay workflow execution (DNA to sequencer) and operation of different sequencing technologies
  • Be an effective communicator both in writing and verbally
  • Have effective IT skills enabling you to summarise and present complex datasets
  • Be well organised in your approach to work, with good time management
  • Be able to multitask effective and perform complex studies in parallel with minimal supervision to agreed deadlines
  • Have the tenacity and desire to understand and persevere with obtaining results
  • Be a strong team player with excellent attention to detail

In return you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme (10% non-contributory)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Life Assurance
  • 25 days holiday plus UK bank holidays
  • Flexi-time Scheme
  • High Street Discount Scheme

Application is via CV & a one-page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, salary expectations and confirming you have the right to work in the UK to
Closing date for applications is 10th August 2020.

No agencies please

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