Research Associate

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate to join a team in Saffron Walden to expand gut microbiome culture collections and process patient-derived clinical samples. This is an exciting opportunity for a bright and committed scientist to play an enabling role in the discovery and development of a new class of medicines.


* Degree in a Biological Sciences subject or equivalent relevant research experience
* Experience in a microbiology or molecular biology laboratory
* Experience of microbial culturing
? Experience of core molecular biology and genomics techniques including nucleic acid extraction and PCR
* High level of motivation and a desire to learn
* Proactivity in solving problems and responding enthusiastically to challenges
* Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage numerous priorities simultaneously and to meet agreed deadlines
* Effective team player, with strong interpersonal skills
* Proven ability to follow protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
* Accurate record keeping with great attention to detail
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

For further details or to apply, please get in touch with Polytec directly