Molecular Scientist - PhD - Edinburgh - Fixed Term Contract

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Staffing Firms

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Science and Research

Education Level :

Bsc,Master of Science,phD

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United Kingdom,--Edinburgh,Edinburgh,

Key Skills :

molecular biology gene therapy

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Date Posted :

06 Mar, 2018

Company Name :

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Biotech Jobs

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Molecular Scientist - PhD - Edinburgh - Fixed Term Contract

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for Molecular Biologists / Cell Biologists to join an innovative biotechnology company based in Edinburgh on a fixed term contract basis until Dec 2019. Over the last 18 months the company have enjoyed a significant period of growth and have recently moved into new state-of-the-art laboratories, so it is an ideal time to be joining the team. Their pioneering technology has the potential to drive the biotechnology industry; particularly in cell & gene therapy forward, and could transform the entire sector.

There are multiple positions available due to the company forming exiting collaborations with leading companies within industry. The roles will focus on development and commercialisation of their ground breaking technologies in the area of gene therapy. Key responsibilities will include:

*Successfully undertaking cell and molecular biology experiments
*Good lab management, ensuring appropriate levels of control over scientific data, equipment and materials maintaining appropriate levels of documentation, record keeping, and procedures
*Collaboration with the broader team to complete project deliverables
*Interact with senior members of the research team to ensure appropriate experimental design and analysis
*Housekeeping duties in the laboratory including stock management
*Health and Safety and GMO risk assessments
Essential skills:
*MSc + 2-3 years' experience in Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology or related scientific discipline. OR recently qualified PhD with a max of 1-2 years post-doc.
*Experience in general microbiological and cell culture aseptic working techniques
*Solid technical knowledge of molecular cloning, cell biology techniques, and mammalian tissue culture.
*Experience with a variety of cellular and molecular biology techniques such as cloning, sequence analysis and manipulation, RT-PCR, transcription profiling, assay development, ELISA, transcription activity assays etc.

Desirable skills:
*Candidates with additional experience of bioprocessing and cell line development OR
*Experience of hemopoietic systems (myeloid cells, microglia, microphage) OR
*Experience in gene therapy and gene regulation.

To find out more about this superb opportunity please contact myself, Lauren Gripton, of Paramount Recruitment on

Keywords- molecular, cell therapy, cell therapies, cellular therapy, gene therapy, gene therapies, transcription, cell biology, cellular biology, genomics, sequencing, scientist, bioprocessing, process development, molecular biology.

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU



less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
• We keep up-to-date with Industry information – Salary scales, market knowledge, skills shortages

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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
Our Values define who we are as an organisation and what makes us different. They influence the way we work with each other – and the way we serve our clients and candidates:

  • Respect - Paramount people listen, engage and contribute to ensure we make  the best possible decisions.  We are proud to work in recruitment.  Our diversity    makes our team uniquely adaptable to whatever challenges be it location, industry or culture we work in.
  • Integrity - Credibility means everything.  We are honest and transparent in our approach with everyone.
  • Entrepreneurial - We make it our business to excel when others can’t.  We relish the opportunity of a challenge using innovative and unique solutions.  We strive to be the agency of choice.
  • Experts Continuous knowledge building and sharing is central to our success.  We work in partnership with clients and candidates, our combined knowledge of industry and recruitment ensures we match the right person to the right job at the right time.
  • Success – At Paramount we recognise and reward achievement, we nurture an environment where people can fulfil and maximise their potential.

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