Phytoform Labs- Tools & traits team

In addition to their previous PIPS opportunity, Phytoform Labs are offering a further PIPS placement within their Tools & Traits team.

Phytoform Labs Ltd (Phytoform), a fast-growing AgBiotech startup located at the Rothamsted Research science park, is offering a PIPs placement for a motivated plant scientist.

You will be part of the Tool and Traits team to scout and develop novel genome editing tools and will contribute to engineering plant traits. You will be trained and gain expertise in the latest plant genome editing technologies and will directly report to the Lead Genome Editing Specialist.

You bring:

  • Strong interest in molecular biology, genome editing or synthetic biology
  • Hands-on experience with DNA/RNA isolation, PCR and sequencing (Sanger, NGS)
  • Hands-on experience with molecular cloning
  • Previous work with plants and CRISPR-Cas would be advantageous but not essential
  • Familiar with Microsoft office, Google Suite and cloning software
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative

During this internship you will:

  • Become familiar with the latest CRISPR-Cas technologies and learn how to design
    genome editing experiments in plants.
  • Gain experience in molecular cloning (vector design, construction and quality check)
  • Test the activity and optimize genome editing tools in transient assays
  • Keep a well-organized record of all data and results electronically
  • Present results and discuss your advancements to your manager and team

What we offer:

  • Be part of a dedicated team and learn from experts in plant engineering technologies
  • Gain experience in a biotechnology start-up
  • Join an innovative project with potential positive impact on climate
  • Work at the Rothamsted Research campus with gym and tennis courts available

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lindsey Moran, Head of People .