Super oportunidad con trabajo de campo, de laboratorio y hasta con expediciones por todo el mundo ~

16 de septiembre de 2022

Super oportunidad con trabajo de campo, de laboratorio y hasta con expediciones por todo el mundo

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Field Research Scientist

We're looking for ambitious individuals with a passion for exploring our planet's biodiversity to join our Field Research Team.

About the role

Basecamp Research is looking for a Field Research Scientist to join the Field Science team. The position will be focused on planning and leading expeditions to biodiversity hotspots around the world and collecting data on the microbial diversity of these locations in situ.

This role has a large focus on molecular biology techniques and DNA extraction methods whilst in the field. As a field research scientist you will be working closely with leading experts in our passionate team spanning data science, biotechnology, and biodiversity engagement.

Role & Responsibilities

Field expeditions: plan and execute expeditions to biodiversity sites where Basecamp Research has acquired permits and partnerships for sampling. Expedition work can range from a day to multiple weeks, and entails: Safety-conscious work in the field (hiking, boating, driving, diving, etc) to access sites for sampling
Careful metadata and sample collection in the field
DNA extraction and further metadata collection in the mobile lab
Further molecular biology work upon return to Basecamp lab in London
Planning logistics for travel and accommodation, etc, to and throughout the expedition

Project management: Identify, prioritise, and work with sampling and biodiversity partners around the world to coordinate permitting, sample collection, and validation
Coordinate DNA biobanking in London and sequencing efforts
Work with research groups to plan and execute sampling and sequencing work into insights of value to biodiversity partners, and develop into academic publications to further knowledge in the field

Protocol development: Work with data science team to identify areas for molecular biology protocol development, for example extraction from new sample types
Carry out lab experiments with good optimisations and record keeping

The ideal candidate will have: Preferred background: General Life or Environmental Sciences backgrounds are preferred (e.g. ecology (particularly soil ecology), microbiology, molecular biology, molecular ecology, marine studies, geology, climate studies, or earth sciences).
Interpersonal skills: great communications across internal teams and external partners, ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, ability to juggle multiple projects, excitement for exploring biodiversity and creating novel commercial products from previously unexplored biology,
Field skills: Experience in safe use of scientific or technical equipment in the field / remote locations. Experience in planning and executing sampling field work.
Other desirable experience: General molecular biology or microbiology skills (incl. DNA extraction, processing, and sequencing and sample preparation). Experience of working with biosecurity, lab administration (inventory, risk assessments, organisation), permitting.

Working Style Based in London (non-remote)
Field expeditions range in timing, but average would be one - two weeks a month.

What we can offer you in return:

The opportunity to be a key early member in our team in an exciting and fast-moving field.
Real responsibility; the opportunity to lead ambitious scientific research expeditions to a wide range of natural environments around the world.
When not on expeditions, we offer a fun, flexible and supportive work environment with an office in the centre of London and an emphasis on collaboration and personal development.
Exploring the world’s untapped biodiversity...
A competitive salary & generous stock option plan. At Basecamp Research, we're building a workplace that's diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to everyone. Our team of 21 has 9 nationalities, and we speak 14 languages. We're 40% women and 50% of us hold a PhD. If you're excited about this job but you don't meet all the qualifications, please do apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate.

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