Molecular Development Scientist

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. United Kingdom
Cambridge, England
Posting date: 07 Oct 2020

A fast-growing multidisciplinary team of scientists are looking to recruit a Molecular Development Scientist to drive ongoing realisation of a Point of Care Molecular Diagnostic platform.

Job Responsibilities

  • As a Molecular Development Scientist, reporting to the Assay Development Manager, you will be part of the Biology team, working to evaluate the performance of our rapid RT-PCR assays as we undertake development and transfer to manufacture activities.
  • You will work across standard and next generation technologies, collaborating with other science and engineering teams to deliver performance evaluation data and contribute to system improvement and product development.
  • You will be evaluating assay performance on increasingly mature systems to support launch and be hands on in the validation studies required for regulatory approval of a first product.
  • This role will require development, optimisation and evaluation of microfluidics based molecular processes such as reverse transcription, real time PCR and melt curve analysis.
  • Development and testing of storage stabilised reagent systems with iterative testing of integrated processes will be required with feedback provided to collaborating teams and external service providers.
  • In addition, the role-holder will be expected to contribute to routine laboratory upkeep. As a scientist youmust be passionate about delivering exceptional data and will take pride in your attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively with other
  • Team members and to work under formal quality systems.

Skills and Requirements

  • A minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years' industry experience
  • Significant hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques including RT and qRT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction and quantification
  • Work both with standard instrumentation and systems in development and will be able to adapt accordingly
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice

To Apply

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