A unique opportunity has become available to work on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between DNA Electronics and Imperial College London. The program aims to develop a simple and rapid platform for accurate and sensitive analysis of tumour DNA in breast cancer patient’s blood using DNAe’s proprietary Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. The development of the rapid NGS platform is a multi-disciplinary effort; combining...
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- Reference MED01684
- Date posted 21 January 2020
- Closing date 21 February 2020
A unique opportunity has become available to work on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between DNA Electronics and Imperial College London. The program aims to develop a simple and rapid platform for accurate and sensitive analysis of tumour DNA in breast cancer patient’s blood using DNAe’s proprietary Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. The development of the rapid NGS platform is a multi-disciplinary effort; combining biology, biochemistry, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, software and bioinformatics. The program will be majorly executed at DNA Electronics, alongside Imperial College and University of Leicester.
Duties and responsibilities
You will be responsible for novel oncology NGS workflow development for DNAe’s proprietary semiconductor sequencing platform. Specific responsibilities for this role include leading the early stage technology development of the breast cancer liquid biopsy platform, leading the multidisciplinary effort of platform development by working in close association with other major areas of business, generating and managing all required documentation under DNAe’s Quality Management System and working in close association with the Lead academic/ Knowledgebase Supervisor to ensure transfer and documentation of knowledge in a timely and strategic manner.
Previous experience in silico oligo design, backed by a PhD in molecular / cell biology, or a closely-related discipline is essential to this role. You will be able to use your initiative to develop opportunities that maximise commercial and research benefits and should be comfortable working with large datasets. As well as this, you will be proficient in performing or developing next generation sequencing (NGS) workflow.
The post is full-time, fixed term for 3 years. Our lab is located in the bustling White City area, where Imperial College London is rapidly expanding.
This position has a dedicated training budget of up to £2000/ year, tailored for the development in identified professional and personal areas. This position could lead to a fulltime position in DNAe after the successful completion of the contract.
Please note that the starting salary for this role will only be up to £41,938.
This role is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership between DNA Electronics and Imperial College London.
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