moa is recruiting for a Biology Scientist, Phenotypic Screening position– MoA-GALAXY
MoA’s mission is to find a new generation of safe and effective herbicides to help farmers produce high quality food. To achieve this goal, we have developed 3 unique and complementary platforms: MoA-GALAXY, MoA-TARGET and MoA-SELECT. The post-holder will be part of the MoA-GALAXY team.
MoA-GALAXY is a unique proprietary High Throughput Screening (HTS) platform to find herbicides with new modes of action. We use state-of-the-art screening and imaging technologies to generate a wide range of herbicidal activity data.
We are seeking a driven, highly organized, and pro-active individual to join the GALAXY team. The successful candidate will integrate into a dynamic group working on the phenotypic discovery-pipeline to identify new candidate herbicide MOA.
Position type: Permanent full-time - 37.5 hours per week
Location: The Bellhouse Building, The Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford, OX4 4GA
The post-holder will have:
As a Biology Scientist in GALAXY your role will be to contribute to the phenotypic characterization of active molecules, implementing hit selection, hit-to-lead biological profiling and reporting. In a fast-moving environment, you will ensure smooth processing of data by analysing compound fingerprints to allow for first-tier selection of candidate herbicide molecules. In addition, you will be expected to offer mentorship and training to junior members of staff. You will work closely with team members in other complementing functions including Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Cheminformatics. You will be reporting to the head of GALAXY at MoA.
You will have an enthusiasm for scientific delivery and innovation and outstanding attention to detail.
You will have an ability and resilience to tackle and solve problems in an effective way. You will maintain a high level of science and technology awareness, while building specialist expertise in herbicide discovery.
On a person level, you are curious, open minded and striving to lean more. You are analytical, assertive and a team player.
The ideal candidate will possess:
MoA is strongly committed to the safety of their employees and in the current COVID-19 climate, have taken measures that require the post-holder to:
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