Senior Laboratory Research Scientist

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
February 20 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist

Short summary

A long-term position as a Senior Laboratory Research Scientist (SLRS) has been created to ensure efficient operation of the molecular ancient DNA activities at the Ancient Genomics Lab of the Francis Crick Institute, led by Dr. Pontus Skoglund. The post holder will lead the management and operation of the specialized ancient DNA clean room facility; sample processing, ancient DNA extraction, library preparation, enrichment and sequencing. Candidates will have a strong background in ancient DNA analysis, excellent organizational skills and an interest in molecular biology techniques.

Project scope

The Senior Laboratory Research Scientist will provide comprehensive support for ancient DNA sequencing projects at the ancient genomics laboratory. The successful applicant will be heavily involved in implementation of ancient DNA sequencing workflows, including sample preparation, instrument operation, data processing, training and general laboratory organization.

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About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.