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Custom Project Scientist

Horizon is the leading life science company supplying research tools to organisations engaged in genomics research and the development of personalised medicines.  The Company is listed on the AIM market and is a rapidly growing global business that delivers patient impact in a commercially successful environment through our core values of Imagine, Inspire and Ignite.

The Company deploys a unique gene editing toolbox to build genetically-defined cell lines, reporter gene assay kits, genomic reference standards and contract research services to organizations engaged in bio-pharmaceutical process optimization, drug discovery and development, and clinical diagnostic development. Horizon aspires to provide science-driven research solutions that lead to the advancement in the understanding of the genetic basis of disease and the delivery of better healthcare outcomes for patients.

To support our continued expansion a new opportunity has arisen for a Scientist within the custom production team. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team working under ISO13485 to produce the highest quality genomic reference materials. This role would ideally suit someone at the start of their scientific career, with molecular biology background and some experience in the relevant techniques.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in molecular biology and/or aseptic cell culture techniques
  • Hands-on experience with DNA/RNA and protein would be advantageous
  • Some experience in  any of the following techniques would be highly valued: digital PCR, qPCR, NGS, FISH, IHC
  • Must work well in fast paced team environment and be well organised
  • Candidate should be highly self-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Careful and meticulous nature and attention to detail are essential

 

EDUCATION:

  • BSc / MSc or equivalent research related experience in a biological discipline

In return we offer a varied and interesting working environment and as a growing company we are focused on recognition and empowerment of our employees.  We are committed to high quality science to meet our client and growth needs.

 

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