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Synthetic DNA production for cutting-edge biotechnology solutions.

NunaBio is a privately-owned specialist DNA development company.

We make custom DNA sequences that no one else can.

The company has built a solid reputation for its R&D flexibility and innovative approach to complex and challenging projects.

Our mission is to unlock the full potential of genetic innovation by offering rapid synthesis of any DNA sequence. This enables our partners to explore uncharted territories, pioneer ground-breaking discoveries, and create a better, more promising future.

At NunaBio, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. We are a team of brilliant scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who are united by a shared vision of a healthier and more sustainable future. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment where you can make a real difference in the world.

If you are a talented and motivated individual with a passion for making a difference, we invite you to join us on our journey to change the world. Together, we can unlock the incredible potential of our technology and create a brighter future for all.

Role Profile

We are seeking an articulate, creative, motivated, and resilient Scientist to work independently, and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Based on site at our premises in Newcastle city centre, you will join a creative team who are developing novel DNA synthetic strategies that have the potential to transform the way DNA is made. The core functions of this role are to assist in the daily operation of our Molecular Biology team. These functions include performing DNA synthetic techniques as required by the team to support ongoing R&D and commercial projects.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform characterisation and optimisation of molecular assays
  • Detailed recording of obtained results
  • Presentation of results to the team
  • Perform experiments with great attention to detail
  • Support laboratory functions including but not limited to general housekeeping of allocated workspace, preparing reagents etc
  • To operate in accordance with the company’s Quality and Procedures manuals and to not do anything which would jeopardise the company’s reputation or accreditations.
  • To keep the laboratory and equipment in a good physical condition at all times
  • To maintain a positive, professional, and safe working environment, being mindful of the company’s Health and Safety procedures
  • To be willing to work on continuous improvement initiatives
  • In conjunction with scientific team, support stock control functions, particularly consumables and general lab reagents, and initiate their ordering according to purchasing procedures
  • Support local record keeping, inventory and asset management
  • Other duties as required.

Essential Experience and Skills

  • MSc/MRes or equivalent (industry experience) in biology, molecular biology or a related discipline
  • Previous experience of performing PCR and working in a wet lab
  • Proven ability to work efficiently to timelines without close supervision.
  • Team player with excellent communication and writing skills
  • Act with integrity at all times and maintain a high standard of work.
  • Willing to learn and have a “can-do attitude”.
  • Able to follow instructions, either verbally directed or from scientific resources and SOPs.
  • Able to take initiative, and work in a fair and responsible way.
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to work in the UK without restriction.

Desirable Experience and Skills

  • Hands-on experience on performing DNA-based testing, e.g. DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, Gel electrophoresis, DNA purification techniques, sequencing
  • Cross‐functional working experience in a matrix environment
  • Ability to work hands-on in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and hands-on skills.
  • Self-driven.

Closing date: 19th April

Please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you’d like to join our team to info@nunabio.com.

NunaBio is a privately owned life sciences company based in the northeast of the UK.

Founded in 2021, our multi-patented technology can quickly produce large quantities of pure synthetic DNA using environmentally conscious processes.

NunaBio’ platform enables the synthesis of whole genes and DNA fragments of unprecedented length without the use of plasmids or primers, which are existing bottlenecks in the synthetic biology industry. Our technology has broad applications across multiple areas of life sciences, including gene therapy, T cell engineering, viral vector synthesis, hybridisation capture and targeted biomarker panels.

Our mission is to enable game changing technologies across the life sciences and biotech sectors by providing novel high-quality material at scale – we are not only making products, we are empowering the most cutting-edge technologies to make an impact on the world.

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Technical Lead

By Careers

About Us

Synthetic DNA production for cutting-edge biotechnology solutions.

NunaBio is a privately-owned specialist DNA development company.

We make custom DNA sequences that no one else can.

The company has built a solid reputation for its R&D flexibility and innovative approach to complex and challenging projects.

Our mission is to unlock the full potential of genetic innovation by offering rapid synthesis of any DNA sequence. This enables our partners to explore uncharted territories, pioneer ground-breaking discoveries, and create a better, more promising future.

At NunaBio, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. We are a team of brilliant scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who are united by a shared vision of a healthier and more sustainable future. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment where you can make a real difference in the world.

If you are a talented and motivated individual with a passion for making a difference, we invite you to join us on our journey to change the world. Together, we can unlock the incredible potential of our technology and create a brighter future for all.

Role Profile

A Technical Lead role in our scientific team at NunaBio in Central Newcastle. You will take on a pivotal role of driving forward the development and commercialisation of cutting-edge technologies. You will be at the forefront of innovation, directing laboratory activities, ensuring timely project delivery, implementing rigorous quality control measures, and fostering collaboration. With your expertise in scientific research and project management, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact, shaping the future of technology while enjoying a vibrant work environment and ample opportunities for professional growth and development.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experimental design, implementation, and testing of tuneable DNA, RNA, and enzymes specifically for therapeutic applications and manufacture
  • Optimisation of DNA, RNA and enzyme synthesis within the commercialisation goals of the business
  • Work toward translating laboratory findings into full-scale industrial production
  • Assist in defining and applying appropriate regulatory standards for the development of medical devices and pharmaceutical components
  • Lead the development of new products where directed and assist in market placement
  • Define and lead projects were requested and in compliance with company process’
  • Support in understanding the regulatory ecosystem surrounding synthetic biology
  • Lead and manage direct reports (where appropriate) in a multi-disciplinary team in line with the agreed goals of the business
  • Create, monitor and uphold Intellectual Property and confidentiality of the business at all times
  • Represent the values of the business and co-operate effectively with other colleagues through respectful, polite communication
  • Represent the business externally in a positive manner at associated industry events
  • Demonstrate an awareness of wider business goals and consistently aim to achieve them
  • Follow and report on standard operating procedures for research, laboratory, and business activities such as use of Insightly and Teams
  • Liaise closely with the research goals and technology development aims of the business through regular meetings with the Research Management/Executive Team
  • Write-up and store laboratory data in a professional manner, to the required regulatory and company standards (ISO9001/13485/27001)
  • Other relevant duties that may be required by the business to achieve its objectives

Requirements, Qualifications and Skills

  • PhD or equivalent in molecular biology, biochemistry or related fields
  • Proven experience in DNA amplification and purification methods
  • Line management experience
  • Bioinformatics and Sequencing
  • Use of HPLC
  • Use of Mass-spec
  • Experience in working in a industrial environment, GMP desirable
  • Ability to work in the UK without restriction

Please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you’d like to join our team to info@nunabio.com.

NunaBio is a privately owned life sciences company based in the northeast of the UK.

Founded in 2021, our multi-patented technology can quickly produce large quantities of pure synthetic DNA using environmentally conscious processes.

NunaBio’ platform enables the synthesis of whole genes and DNA fragments of unprecedented length without the use of plasmids or primers, which are existing bottlenecks in the synthetic biology industry. Our technology has broad applications across multiple areas of life sciences, including gene therapy, T cell engineering, viral vector synthesis, hybridisation capture and targeted biomarker panels.

Our mission is to enable game changing technologies across the life sciences and biotech sectors by providing novel high-quality material at scale – we are not only making products, we are empowering the most cutting-edge technologies to make an impact on the world.

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