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Multidisciplinary Applications Scientist (26617)

Cambridge with UK / overseas travel
to £45,000 DoE + top benefits

Technical scientific problem-solving and prototyping for physics / biology applications

Are you a physicist with experience in cell or molecular biology? Do you enjoy travelling and working closely with customers? Is a mix of technical problem solving and prototyping something you enjoy? Is variety of work important for your professional interests and development?

If you’ve said yes to all the above, maybe this is the role for you.

This growing Cambridge company are recruiting a Multidisciplinary Applications Scientist to join their team. In this role you will deliver collaborative projects with external partners to develop a physics-hardware platform used in biological applications. Key responsibilities include: testing, breadboarding and prototyping; technical troubleshooting and system optimisations; developing assays in conjunction with the Biology team; performing verification and validation tests; liaising with external partners and customers; travelling to key customer sites to support partner projects.


  • Degree in Physics (or similar) with exposure to experimental biology (cell or molecular). A Master’s in biophysics, applied biology or biochemistry would be advantageous.
  • Hands-on experience with two or the following: (1) Optics, (2) Microfluidics, (3) Assay development.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Communications skills should include presentations and report writing.

Travel is expected for this role and would account up to 20% of the role. This can be within the UK and overseas. Further, there is a strong preference that applicants have a valid UK driver’s licence.

On offer is an excellent remuneration package including a wide range of benefits (enhanced pension, private healthcare, bonuses etc...).

Recent graduates with relevant experience to more seasoned industry physicists are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: Optics, Microfluidics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Assay Development, Instrumentation, Problem Solving, Travel, Customer Support, Collaborations, Prototyping

Please note: even if you don't have exactly the background indicated, do contact us now if this type of job is of interest - we may well have similar opportunities that you would be suited to. And of course, we always get your permission before submitting your CV to a company.

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