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Hands-on Diagnostics Scientist (25562)

Cambridge south
£Excellent + Package

Technology spin-out company developing innovative molecular diagnostics

Housed in specialised labs and offices, this (non-university) spin-out company was created to commercialise on the existing expertise in hand-held instrumentation and molecular assay development. They are bringing together complementary technologies to build fast, cost-efficient instrumentation for healthcare and medical applications.

A key area is tackling viral infections through sensitive diagnosis – they are keen to utilise engineering know-how coupled with scientific innovations.

They are keen to recruit a Lead Scientist to take a strategic and executive role in driving PCR based assay developments through managing a scientific team. This will include hands-on lab based work to begin with to show proof-of-principles and demonstrate prototype capabilities. As a key person in the company, there are also the responsibilities to communicate to external partners including non-scientific audiences.


  • Excellent academic background including a PhD in biochemistry or molecular biology.
  • Industry experience in developing PCR based molecular diagnostic assays including launching commercial products. This could include RT-PCR, digital PCR, and qPCR.
  • Ideally will have experience with regulated development processes for medical devices.
  • Strong communication skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to make a difference in a leadership role. In return, as well as driving innovation and working on challenging problems, an excellent remuneration package is available. Possible relocation expenses are available for qualifying candidates.

Keywords: Senior Scientist, Assay Development, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Viral Infections, Detection, PCR, Instrumentation, Molecular Diagnostics

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