The Francis Crick Institute

GeMS Research Scientist (Molecular Biology)

The Francis Crick Institute

London, United Kingdom

Job title: BRF GeMS Research Scientist (Molecular Biology)

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience

Vacancy ID: 12408

A position is available at the Francis Crick Institute within the Genetic Manipulation Service (GEMS). You will join a team of 15 people whose work aims to support the creation and use of animal models across the institute, through the provision of specialised techniques for their production, use and storage. 


Using desktop design tools, cloning, PCR and sequencing you will create the tools to specifically modify gene sequence, in the main utilising CRISPR/cas9 technology. Your role will involve project design, through to the delivery of the final model. Your first-rate molecular biology skills, organisation and experience will ensure that projects are delivered on time and with sufficient quality control to ensure the science needs are fully met.

Given that the techniques used are cutting edge and are in constant development, this post will be very dynamic. You will be encouraged to actively contribute to further development in this area, seek novel approaches and stay abreast of current research in the field. There will also be an opportunity to get involved involvement in other aspects of the work of GeMS.

We are particularly keen to employ someone whose experience can enhance the overall skill set of the team, while based on the use of CRISPR/Cas9, experience with other molecular biology techniques will be valued.


The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

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The closing date for applications is 11 November 2019 at 23:45.

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