LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
We are recruiting for a Scientist, Life Sciences to join a team in north Cambridgeshire with expertise in Molecular Biology, Microbiology or Synthetic Biology. Your role will be to identify, define and evaluate new research themes and projects as part of a technology scouting and feasibility team in the area of Life Sciences. Within this role, you will be building expertise as part of an interdisciplinary team of Biochemists, Chemists, Physicists and Engineers. An important part of the role is to plan and lead feasibility projects, designed to validate the initial hypothesis and to generate fundamental IP that will underpin development of broad platform technologies. These will include in-house research and, where appropriate, management of collaborative projects with industrial and academic partners.Knowledge and experience required:* Excellent academic credentials are essential, including a PhD in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Synthetic Biology or a closely related subject within the Life Sciences.* Practical experience in common molecular biology techniques is essential, including molecular cloning, nucleic acid isolation and purification, and PCR, with a deep understanding of the underlying principles.* The role requires a clear and confident communicator, both when discussing complex technical concepts with fellow Scientists and senior academics and when providing project updates to senior management.* It is essential to demonstrate aptitude for creative thinking and delivering novel solutions for unmet needs within these areas.* It is essential to be an experienced researcher who has worked on projects relating to one or more of the following areas: Gene editing or silencing%3B nucleic acid-based therapeutics%3B RNAi in agriculture%3B Synthetic Biology%3B Molecular Biology.* A keen awareness of recent trends and cutting edge technologies within the Life Sciences would be highly desirable.* Evidence of a growing network of contacts within the Life Sciences community and a good knowledge of who the leading academics are within relevant fields would be highly desirable.* A thorough understanding of Health and Safety, Legal and Ethical aspects that are encountered within the areas highlighted would be desirable