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Assay Development Scientist
Our client develops novel rapid diagnostic point-of-care instrument and assay platforms. Due to ongoing success and growth they are now seeking to recruit an experienced Scientist to join their Assay Development team.
In this laboratory based role you will provide a technical lead into the research and development of Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) diagnostics on automated platforms for key defence and veterinary applications. This will involve the development of nucleic acid extraction and amplification methods along with having an input into both instrument design and software applications. You will be required to produce technical literature and assay design strategies for each target system and ensure that you keep good records of experimental work and data. In this role you will be encouraged to attend meetings with partner organisations where you will represent the company at a scientific/promotional level. You will help mentor and train other team members and ensure that all work is conducted in a safe manner and adheres to all regulatory standards.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be degree educated or equivalent in a scientific subject coupled with previous experience developing IVD products. You will have previous experience working in a microbiological environment (ideally Cat 2 pathogens) coupled with an understanding of the regulations surrounding the containment of pathogenic microorganisms. It is essential that you have an established publication record in the IVD field and have a proven track record successfully managing an R&D life science laboratory. You must be a team player, carry out self-directed research and have the ability to meet agreed deadlines.
Due to the nature of this role you must be a British-Born citizen, have a full UK driving licence and be willing to travel.
Salary: £25K - £28K
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