Research Assistant - Genomics

COMPENSATION: Competitive with share options available

LOCATION: BioEscalator, Old Road Campus, Oxford

NUCLEOME THERAPEUTICS is a fast-growing biotech that is decoding the dark matter of the human genome to uncover novel ways to treat disease. The dark genome holds more than 95% of disease-linked genetic variants whose value remains untapped, representing a significant opportunity for drug discovery and development. We have the unique ability to link these variants to gene function and map disease pathways. Our cell type-specific platform creates high resolution 3D genome structure maps and enables variant functional validation at scale in primary cell types. This enables us to discover and develop novel, better and safer drugs.

Nucleome Therapeutics was founded by leading experts in gene regulation from the University of Oxford and backed by investment from Oxford Sciences Enterprises.

The Role

At Nucleome Therapeutics, we are building a passionate, creative and dedicated multi-disciplinary team of scientists on a mission to decode the dark genome to bring precision medicine to patients. We are building a rewarding and fun environment where people embrace creative ways of thinking, take smart risks and feel empowered to make a difference. If you want to be an integral part of our team on this journey, then join us as a Research Assistant – Genomics.

We are looking for a highly motivated, organised, detail-oriented and proactive scientist with knowledge and experience in molecular biology. At Nucleome, you will learn and apply state of the art genomics technologies, including our world leading 3D genome analysis techniques to discover novel drug targets in immune cell types and beyond. You’ll also support the drug discovery activities to advance our targets closer to clinic and support the smooth running of the laboratory.

This role is therefore ideal for someone with a strong interest in genomics and/or immunology, and who is keen to develop their skills within a fast-growing biotech.

What we are looking for

  • Experience in molecular and cell biology techniques, such as DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, qPCR.
  • Experience in handling mammalian cell lines or primary cells.
  • Demonstrable interest and enthusiasm in gene regulation and genomics.
  • A meticulous approach to lab work.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain clear and comprehensive electronic records of work undertaken.
  • Ability to work as a team member or independently, taking advice when appropriate but also using initiative and taking ownership of work when required.
  • A high level of organisational skills to plan own work, basic experiments and to troubleshoot problems.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to interact with others at all levels.
  • Strong IT skills (including proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Advantageous skills, experience and attributes
  • A BSc and/or MSc degree in biology, genetics, biochemistry or a related discipline.
  • Industry experience or other experience in a research assistant capacity.
  • Experience in omics techniques.
  • Experience or knowledge of immunology.
  • Experience with UNIX platforms and languages such as R or Python, or an enthusiasm to learn.
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At Nucleome Therapeutics equality, diversity and inclusion is really important to us. We welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.