moa is recruiting for a Research Technician – moa TARGET
moa Technology Limited is a spin-out company from Oxford University.
At moa our mission is to find a new generation of safe and effective herbicides to help farmers produce high quality food. To this aim, the company has developed three innovative in vivo discovery platforms that are based on cutting-edge science in the fields of genetics, trait analysis and data analytics: GALAXY, TARGER and SELECT.
moa TARGET is based on a proprietary in vivo plant technology designed to identify and characterize new modes of action, essential to developing safe and effective active ingredients to control weeds.
Position type: Temporary to permanent (6 months initially) full-time - 37.5 hours per week
Location: The Bellhouse Building, The Magdalen Centre, 1 Robert Robinson Avenue, The Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4GA
We are looking for an experienced biology technician to work as part of the moa TARGET innovative and collaborative R&D team. You will be mainly laboratory based and, alongside others, you will take part in a diversity of experimental phases of our pipeline. We are seeking individuals who strive to work cooperatively and to deliver high standard research in a timely manner. Your primary role will be to consistently perform a set of biology techniques in plant cells in order to (i) generate, (ii) maintain and (iii) characterize mutant plant lines.
The post-holder will have:
In addition, 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:
- Live in the Oxford area and have means to commute. Candidates who do not currently live in the Oxford area should be able to provide evidence that they can relocate in a timely and safe manner.
- Work flexible hours and be opened to work weekends, early mornings (~7-9am) or evenings (~7-10pm), in order to maintain social distancing. As the Government relaxes safe social distancing rules and allows a return to normal working practices we will also revert to our normal working arrangements (Mon-Fri, 9am -5pm).
Must be legally able to live and work in the UK
Please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org