Senior Assay Development Scientist

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

Proclinical are looking to recruit a Senior Assay Development Scientist to drive ongoing realisation of a Point of Care Molecular Diagnostic platform.

Job Responsibilities

  • As a Senior Assay Development Scientist, you would report to the Assay Development Manager, as part of the Biology team.
  • Your role is dedicated towards the development and evaluation of vitro diagnostics tools as you transfer to manufacture activities.
  • You will work across standard and next-generation technologies, collaborating with other science and engineering teams to support Assay and device integration activities and generate performance evaluation data.
  • Contribution to experimental planning, system improvement and product development will be required in addition to providing support to fellow Research Scientists.
  • You will focus upon development and optimisation of cartridge-based sample preparation and rapid RT-PCR processes, requiring an in-depth knowledge of both molecular biology and infectious disease detection.
  • The Scientist fulfilling this role will contribute to the ongoing assessment of assay and technology performance, ensuring high quality records and GLP are always adhered to.

Skills and Requirements

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in the IVD industry
  • Previous experience in in vitro diagnostics or infectious disease testing
  • Experience working outside of academic research institutions
  • Extensive experience with molecular biology techniques including RT and qRT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction and quantification.
  • Extensive experience in experimental design, execution and data analysis including the use of statistics

To Apply

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical and medical device companies.