Molecular Biology Scientist - Micrographia Bio

Location: London, UK
Closing date: 07 Jul 2021
Posted: 2 weeks, 3 days ago

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At Micrographia Bio, we believe that all diseases deserve a cure. We are a London-based, deep-biotech startup operating at the intersection between cell biology, machine-learning, and engineering in order to tackle the hardest problems in drug discovery.

We are adding a Molecular Biology Scientist to our multi-disciplinary team of experts in molecular and cellular biology, machine learning, robotics, biotech finance, immunology, and biophysics. This is a great opportunity to be part of a friendly, high-achieving, and experienced group of people, who are all united by an intrinsic motivation to develop state of the art technology and new medicines.

As an early team member, your contribution will have a major influence over the direction of the company. We’re looking for individuals who do brilliant work. In return we’ll give you an opportunity to grow and develop in a place that’s fun, supportive, and unrelenting in its pursuit of world-class technology, all while sharing in the success of the company.

We believe that this is an exciting role for a recent PhD graduate who would like to work in a start-up environment or for an experienced technician who is looking to apply their skills to join the global “tech meets bio” revolution.

If establishing and applying cutting-edge methods in molecular biology for automated workflows and participating in the development of new medicines in a fun and collaborative environment seem like a dream role, we would love to hear from you!


  • Develop strategies for systematic, automated cloning
  • Design and streamlined production of modified oligonucleotides
  • Plan, execute, and analyse molecular and cell-based assays
  • Collaborate with Molecular Biology And Optics engineers
  • Communicate molecular biology concepts and results to a multi-disciplinary team


Must haves:

  • PhD graduate (or Master’s degree with equivalent lab experience) in molecular, cellular, or synthetic biology
  • Demonstrated experience in cloning strategies, molecular and cell-based assays
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering high quality results
  • Ability to think critically and adapt in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Ability to work to highest standards and communicate effectively and concisely

Should haves:

  • Experience or strong interest in establishing and optimising automated workflows
  • Familiarity with cutting-edge molecular cloning techniques such as Gibson assembly or Golden Gate cloning
  • Hands-on experience in cell culture and transfection techniques

Nice to haves:

  • Familiarity with oligonucleotide-based imaging techniques, such as MER-FISH, DNA-PAINT, etc
  • Experience in start-ups, biotechnology or life sciences



  • Highly competitive salary
  • Equity options to share in the company success


  • The opportunity to work alongside talented colleagues in a growing company that combines cutting-edge science with commercial delivery
  • Training and learning resources, attendance of relevant conferences for professional and personal development
  • Fully stocked kitchen with breakfast and snacks
  • The chance to revolutionise the way we find new drugs for the benefit of society
  • The opportunity to work with global thought leaders on our Scientific Advisory Board
  • Company matched pension, private healthcare, and life insurance
  • A flexible, and family friendly workplace with enhanced maternity, paternity, and parental policies
  • Flexible working arrangements with core hours enabling daily facetime
  • State-of-the-art London zone 2 working location and laboratories
  • Access to the Cycle-To-Work scheme (including access to secure cycle storage, changing rooms on-site)


Micrographia Bio champions diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which a wide variety of backgrounds thrive. We welcome applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. We also welcome applications from those who have had to take extended career breaks (due to personal and family reasons - eg. parental leave, taking care of a sick family member) back to the STEM field.


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