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Senior Scientist (25522)

£Excellent + share options

Developing DNA based assays for molecular diagnostic applications

Based in their labs and offices in Cambridge, this applied tech company’s mission is to improve lives by early detection through highly-sensitive molecular diagnostics. Their unique scientific approach allows for assays to be developed that enable a significant improvement in patient care.

They currently are recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join their Assay Development team, to work on applied clinical diagnostics. In this role, there would be oversight to developing and designing new assays and taking these technologies into a clinical environment.


  • Strong background in molecular diagnostics including demonstrable experience in development, optimisation and validation of nucleic acid based diagnostic assays for clinical applications.
  • Experience in relevant laboratory automation.
  • Experience in biostatistics and data analysis.
  • Exposure to cancer genetics would be highly desirable.

Interested candidates should have a relevant academic background including a PhD. Moreover, they are expected to also have demonstrable relevant industry experience (ideally within a start-up / SME).

This role is aimed at an experienced scientist who enjoys the hands-on aspects of development and working in a collaborative environment. In return, there’s an excellent remuneration package including a company share option scheme.

Keywords: DNA Assay Development, Molecular Diagnostics, Cancer Genetics, Clinical Applications, Biostatistics, Data Analysis

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