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Senior/Principal Scientist - RNA Biology

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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22 Feb 2022

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We are currently looking for an experience RNA Biologist to join a cutting edge RNA Therapeutic Biotechnology company based in the Cambridge area. This novel Biotech are developing never seen before RNA Therapeutics that when bind to mRNA, can upregulate protein expression with unprecedented control and specificity. This novel technology with its unique mechanism of action has the potential to revolutionise the RNA Therapeutic space and offers a unique solution to hard-to-treat diseases and has a broad range of applications.

My client is looking to 2 two new RNA Biologists to their growing team and are looking for experience at Senior Scientist or Principal Scientist level. This position does not require previous industry experience (although desirable) but requires the successful scientists to be focused and passionate about RNA Biology with a driven and hard working nature and ability to be innovative.


Your duties as the Senior/Principal Scientist - RNA Biology will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Utilise you extensive experience of RNA Biology to develop in vitro assays and molecular Biology techniques to research the RNA structure-function relationship, RNA-protein interactions and Ribonucleoprotein function.

2. Investigate consequences of post-translational modifications using cell-based systems and Next Generation RNA-seq technologies.

3. Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab by interacting effectively with cross-functional team members across multiple fields, including RNA biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and bioinformatics.

4. Execute high-quality work, demonstrating an excellent attention to detail and proactively take ownership of his work in relation to company research goals.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Senior/Principal Scientist - RNA Biology we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant PhD in the field of Biology, ideally with a focus on RNA Biology in addition to post-doctoral research in to the field.

2. A strong background in RNA Biology including but not limited to RNA:RNA and RNA:Protein interactions; post-translational RNA Modification; RNA Metabolism; RNA structural modelling; RNA delivery.

3. Proficiency with in vitro transcription / translation systems and cell based reporter assays as well as genome-wide RNA sequencing and technologies including transcriptomics.

Key Words: RNA Biology | RNA Biologist | Senior Scientist | Principal Scientist | lncRNA | non-coding RNA | RNA Therapeutics | mRNA | Transcription | Translation | RNA Binding | RNA:RNA | RNA:Protein | RNA-seq | RIP-seq | SHAPE-seq | NGS | scRNA-seq | Ribo-seq | oligonucleotide | Bioinformatics | RNA Therapeutics

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
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