Research Scientist - Non-Transgenic Genome Editing

Discovery Team · Norwich, Norfolk
Department Discovery Team
Employment Type Full-Time

About Tropic Biosciences

Based in Norwich (UK) and with a team of over 110 professionals, Tropic Biosciences is one of the world’s leading agricultural gene-editing companies. Our team is dedicated to the development and commercialization of high-performing varieties of tropical crops to provide significant benefits to growers, processors and consumers globally.

Tropic’s vision is to become a dominant seed business with significant ownership of its products from the laboratory to the field, while maintaining constructive relationships with growers and consumers based on transparency and trust. 


What we are looking for

The Company is looking for a skilled Researcher to join the Discovery team to lead the delivery of key technology projects. You will join a team of skilled professionals and add your own experience to facilitate delivery on several key genome-editing technology-based projects.

You will be the technical lead scientist for project(s) relating to genome editing technology. Initially working on optimizing non-transgenic genome editing technology in banana. You will plan, execute, and report on experiments with the support of a technical team. The role will require production of experimental analyses, presentation of results, and planning next steps in the project. The role will involve supervising and planning work for a small group of technicians. All data must be presented and reported to key stakeholders in the company, so communication skills are essential for this role.



  • The candidate will hold a PhD or have extensive relevant experience. They will have a proven track record of designing, running, and leading on the technical delivery of projects.
  • Ideally, you will have supervised or managed technicians/students in your career so far.
  • Experience in industry is desirable, but not essential.
  • Communication skills both within a team, and to internal and external stakeholders must be to a very high standard.
  • Experience of plant regeneration from tissue culture is desirable.
  • The right candidate will be a strong molecular biologist with cloning experience, and ideally CRISPR experimental design and execution experience.
  • Precise molecular characterization of genome edits is required for this role, therefore experience with DNA sequencing, sequencing data analysis and computational biology is desirable.
  • We test and implement novel technology and technical improvements in our plant genome editing and production pipeline, so any other relevant knowledge or skills are highly desirable.
  • Data analysis and statistical knowledge will be useful to handle large numbers of samples and test conditions.


Additional Information

  • Job Location – Norwich
  • Time Requirement - Full time position.
  • Compensation – We offer a competitive compensation package to successful candidates
  • Benefits – 25 days annual leave, Private Medical Insurance through Vitality, Medical Cash Plan and Group Income Protection Scheme, as well as excellent learning and training opportunities and social events throughout the year

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  • Location
    Norwich, Norfolk
  • Department
    Discovery Team
  • Employment Type