Qiagen Oct 2022 to Aug 2023 – Apply ASAP

Making improvements in life possible

QIAGEN Manchester Ltd
CityLabs 2.0
200 Hathersage Road
M13 0BH


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QIAGEN is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological
materials into valuable molecular insights. QIAGEN sample technologies isolate and process DNA,
RNA and proteins from blood, tissue and other materials. Assay technologies make these
biomolecules visible and ready for analysis. Bioinformatics software and knowledge bases
interpret data to report relevant, actionable insights. Automation solutions tie these together in
seamless and cost-effective molecular testing workflows. QIAGEN provides these workflows to more than 500,000 customers around the world.

QIAGEN employ approximately 6,000 people in over 35 locations worldwide. Our mission is to make improvements in life possible by enabling our customers to achieve outstanding success
and breakthroughs in life sciences, applied testing, pharma and molecular diagnostics. Our
commitment to the markets, customers and patients we serve drives our innovation and investment in all areas where our Sample to Insight technologies are required. The exceptional talent, skill and passion of our employees are key to QIAGEN’s excellence, success and value.

Project outline

In QIAGEN Manchester we focus on delivering solutions which facilitate personalised
healthcare. You will join a highly motivated team working on developing Molecular Diagnostic
PCR-based assays.

Duties that will be required:

  • Design, plan and perform studies for individual research project to support the
  • development of new diagnostic products
  • Ensure that experiments are completed to the required quality and regulatory
  • standards
  • Analyse and present results in written reports
  • Work as part of the product development team to ensure a safe and efficient laboratory environment

Essential skills

  • University degree and currently completing a PhD in a relevant field
  • Experience in molecular biology (PCR, RT-PCR, primer design, dPCR, NGS)
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Planning and problem solving
  • Positive attitude and self-motivated

Skills developed during placement

  • Work experience in a professional environment
  • Experience in new molecular biology techniques
  • Day to day work following quality and regulatory standards

Number of Placements Offered: flexible
Possible Timeframe: Start dates are flexible between October 2022 to August 2023. The placement will last for a period of 3 months.

How to apply

Submit your application to the following contacts at QIAGEN:
James Curran (James.Curran@qiagen.com) and Brandon Foster (Brandon.Foster@qiagen.com)
Please include the following in email subject: PhD placement – “your name”.