MICROBIOLOGY TECHNICIAN

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Come and join us!

We are looking for a microbiology lab technician to come and join the team!

We are a multi-disciplinary team that bring skills in many areas from across the world. We are funded by some of the biggest biotech angels in Europe including Peder Holk Nielsen (Former CEO of Novozymes), Jonathan Milner (Founder of Abcam) and Hugh Grant (last CEO of Monsanto).

 

In this role you will facilitate the expansion of our library of novel bacteria and support our vision to discover solutions to global issues including the discovery of new antibiotics against resistant bacteria and fungicides to support global food security.

You should have:

  • A Master’s degree or above in life sciences, or a BSc in life sciences plus equivalent experience

  • Experience working with sterile technique including handling of agar plates and liquid culture

  • Experience with working with bacteria (a plus if it’s with species which are difficult to culture in the lab)

  • Interest in biotechnology and enthusiasm for scientific discovery

  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team

 

It would be great if you have:

  • Experience working in industry

  • Experience with next generation sequencing (NGS), especially library preparation for Illumina and nanopore sequencing

 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the bacterial generation team in isolation of novel species of bacteria

  • Maintenance of our bacterial library, including using various methods to stock our strains.

  • Preparation of media for DOE-driven experiments

  • Maintenance of the pipeline for bacterial isolation

  • Passaging samples for isolation of bacterial species

  • DNA harvesting and preparation for sanger sequencing/ library preparation for NGS

  • Ownership of project(s) and upskilling in various areas of the Bactobio pipeline

 

Benefits include:

  • Competitive starting salary

  • Brand new, modern labs in Central London with dedicated office space, large balconies and 360' views of the London skyline

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • Pension plan

  • Diverse team of colleagues (check out our website to meet us)

  • Weekly team activities including running, climbing, and socials on Fridays

  • Free breakfast, fruit, tea, coffee, snacks, drinks,…

  • Access to 1000s of training courses through Udemy, with an allowance for both personal development and work-related training

  • Opportunity to use your skills to help shape our innovative platform

We recognise that a diverse team helps Baccuico to be more innovative and produce better results which will ultimately ensure our success.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on gender, race, colour, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.