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Opportunity for an RNA biologist (Scientist level)

STORM Therapeutics has an exciting opening for a molecular biologist with expertise in RNA biology. This will be a tremendous opportunity for an early-stage career scientist with a passion for novel innovative approaches to join a dynamic biotech company and to contribute to our understanding of RNA modifications in cancer and other diseases. In this role, the successful applicant will work in a team of experienced researchers to support the target validation efforts and drug discovery process across multiple projects. This role is primarily a lab-based position, but we envision a successful candidate to learn or further develop coding skills to contribute to downstream data analyses.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implementing or developing novel methods to analyse RNA and its modifications by sequencing and other approaches.
  • Profiling gene expression biology through a variety of techniques e.g. ChIP-seq, CLIP-seq, Ribosome profiling.
  • Enabling the automation of NGS library preparations.
  • Learn or develop computational analyses of NGS data.
  • Present results in project team meetings, review literature for novel “omics” approaches and contribute to implementation of novel methods into project work.
  • Maintain an electronic lab note-book and records of experiments, write protocols and assist in the preparation of standard operating procedures and risk assessments.

Qualifications and skills for this post:

  • PhD in a relevant life science subject such as Biology or Biochemistry or BSc/MSc with additional 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Previous industry experience is a plus but not essential.
  • Enthusiastic self-starter attitude with a passion for innovative science.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with standard molecular biology methods and working with RNA, DNA and proteins.
  • Expertise in RNA biology and working with different classes of RNA is essential. Prior knowledge of specialist methods to analyse specific subtypes or structures of RNA (e.g. tRNA, ncRNA, R-loops) and RNA modifications is highly desirable.
  • Experience with the preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries.
  • Previous experience using automation systems desirable.
  • Bioinformatic skills (R, Python) for analysis of NGS data will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of single cell or spatial transcriptomics or other NGS methods such as ChIP-seq is a plus.
  • Experience with tissue culture maintenance and working with cancer cell lines advantageous.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a matrix team to deliver challenging research goals in a timely fashion.
  • Organised approach to work, excellent time management skills and the ability to clearly and timely communicate across project teams.
  • Excellent presentational skills, both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a track record of successful collaborative endeavours

Application instructions:

We are working with our recruitment partner CK Group on this vacancy. Please send your application (CV and cover letter) through their job portal via the following weblink:

https://ckgroup.co.uk/job/rna-biologist/v-104081/