Product Development Specialist - Antibodies

Oxfordshire (GB)
Base salary up to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Sep 20, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
Clinical, Life Sciences
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Great opportunity for a Life Scientist (ideally PhD educated) with extensive experience in Immunology and Antibody technology, looking for a commercial and strategic role at the forefront of innovation and market research, assisting with identifying and sourcing of new immunological products required to develop the company's portfolio. 

This role is office-based in Oxfordshire 

Sourcing of potential new products to fit in with current strategic development plan and marketing areas through the establishment of business relationships with both academic and commercial suppliers, and internet searches. .
Meeting with suppliers and attending external meetings/seminars/exhibitions/conferences. Attending internal meetings to discuss product development, design reviews and assist with providing new project proposals to assist with decision making process.
Identification and further development of key reagents and product ranges, including image sourcing, new conjugates, species cross-reactivity, vial size changes 
Ensure excellent product and market knowledge, including scientific advancements and also maintain competitor awareness 
Maintaining up to date information in relation to designated relabel suppliers, and to inform the team of new opportunities and problematic products, for which sourcing of replacement may be required. 
Background knowledge of products through the reading of references and contact with suppliers and Technology Transfer groups. 

Scientific knowledge of Immunology and Antibody technology; Flow Cytometry, Western Blotting, ELISA (minimum of a BSc but PhD would be preferable)
Excellent written communication skills and ability to establish and maintain working relationships with suppliers. 
Ability to assess value/commercial viability of new products, and to work on projects both independently and in collaboration with the Marketing Team.


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