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Research Scientist (Molecular Biology), GeneFirst ltd, Oxford, UK
(two-year contract initially)

Purpose of job: To join a small dynamic team of people, in a friendly biotech company based on Milton Park, Oxford, UK, investigating novel nucleic acid detection technologies for molecular diagnostics.

Your job will be helping to develop the new technologies through to clinical application and will involve real-time PCR and next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques.

Attributes of the successful candidate will include:

  • A technical background, at least to degree level, in molecular or applied biology.

  • Experience working in a molecular biology laboratory.

  • Experience in real-time PCR or/and next generation sequencing is a plus.

  • Being able to work independently and within a team.

  • Good communication skills and a diligent attitude.

The successful applicant should show enthusiasm to work on molecular diagnostics and a keen nature to learn and develop their skills within the company.

Remuneration: GeneFirst is a start-up company, with substantial growth potential internationally. We seek to recruit staff with the potential to grow with us.

Contact: Please apply in writing to Dr Guoliang Fu, including your CV to

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