Most drug discovery programs focus on just 2% of our DNA – those areas that have been proven to code for proteins.
That means there’s a huge amount of genomic “dark matter” which could hold the key to developing drugs that save lives and tackle some of the most challenging diseases we face.
As a scientist with a good grounding in molecular biology and strong laboratory management skills, you could play a crucial role in unlocking the non-coding genome for human health
We’re working with a company who have developed a unique approach to target finding on this new genomic frontier, combining machine learning, bioinformatics and novel molecular biology techniques to identify lymphocytes that will form the basis of new drug targets for autoimmune diseases. They are looking for a Lab Manager to come and join their growing team in Oxford.
You’ll oversee the day-to-day running of the biology lab, including inventory, storage, reagent preparation, tissue culture maintenance and health & safety.
You’ll be responsible for developing a full set of policies and procedures to both ensure the safe running of experiments and to support regulatory and ethical submission, as well as training the scientific staff on these. You’ll also conduct experiments, and train new members of the team on the techniques used in the lab.
Ultimately, it will be your responsibility to ensure the smooth operation and setup of the company’s laboratories, enabling truly novel scientific innovation to happen.
While doing this, you’ll also play a formative role in the building of a high-potential startup, so your career prospects will be significant and you’ll see substantial reward through share options.
We’re looking for an experienced Lab Manager who’s familiar with molecular biology techniques, has a strong background in health & safety procedures and policies, as well as a good knowledge of the Human Tissue Act. You’ll have a track record in a Pharma or Biotech company, and excellent project management skills.
If you have the background we’re looking for and the opportunity to run a lab conducting some genuinely cutting edge science sounds like the next step in your career, then apply online or get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.