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R&D Microbiologist


Negotiable Salary + Medical + Pension + Holidays + Perks

Are you a Degree-Educated Microbiologist or Molecular Biologist and want to play a part in the UK's transition to Net-Zero by joining a pioneering business that is leading the way in the production of Renewable Biofuels within a niche but upcoming sector?

This company specialises in the production of biogas through the process of anaerobic digestion at a number of sites across Scotland and have been continuously expanding throughout recent years. They have 2 major sites currently under construction along the A96 corridor as well as others due to begin construction early this year, as well as plans to expand southwards into England.

In this role you will be working at the company's centre of innovation where new processes and technologies are trialled, to support with activities such as DNA extractions, assay development, abundance studies and PCRs.

The ideal candidate will be educated to Degree level in a relevant subject such as Microbiology, Molecular Biology or similar, and will preferably have at least 2 years' post-graduation experience, although this is open to discussion. Most importantly, they will have excellent critical thinking skills and will be capable of working independently to carry out their own research and conclusions.

This is a great opportunity for someone within the field of Micro/Molecular Biology to make immediate and significant impacts on the development of Renewable Energies by joining a team of like-minded individuals who are all supporting the ongoing improvement of Renewable Biofuel technologies.

The role:
* Carrying out DNA extractions and performing PCRs
* Supporting with Assay Development
* Testing reagents to target selected microorganisms
* Carrying out abundance studies

The person:
* Educated to at least Bachelors Degree level in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology or similar
* Analytically and critically-minded
* Capable of working without supervision and producing own conclusions/findings
* 2+ years' post-graduate experience (preferable)

Reference Number: BBBH205587

To apply for this role or to be considered for further roles, please click "Apply Now" or contact Stuart Goble at Rise Technical Recruitment.

Rise Technical Recruitment Ltd acts an employment agency for permanent roles and an employment business for temporary roles.

The salary advertised is the bracket available for this position. The actual salary paid will be dependent on your level of experience, qualifications and skill set. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitable candidates.