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Biological Scientist (25734)

to £40k DoE plus excellent benefits

Develop and optimise clinical sample handling and processing technologies

Housed in specialised labs and offices, this (non-university) spin-out company was created to commercialise 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.

The company wishes to recruit a hands-on Biological Scientist to show proof-of-principles, demonstrate prototype capabilities and devise practical engineering solutions. As part of a small team, the Biological Scientist will work closely with colleagues in the engineering team, contributing to product development.


  • Excellent academic background including a PhD in microbiology, molecular biology or similar.
  • Significant hands-on experience working with microbiological samples.
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques such as RT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction and quantification.
  • Evidence of experimental design.
  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative team-working ethic.
  • Ideally will have experience with working to ISO13485 standards.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Biological Scientist to genuinely contribute to public health and well-being. In return, as well as working on challenging problems, there is an excellent remuneration package on offer.

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

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