We are looking for an experienced Scientist to join our R&D team in Newcastle. This is a phenomenal role for someone who has some experience & a relevant Phd.
The successful candidate will have responsibility for supporting Leica Biosystems to remain and expand as an effective and efficient developer of high-quality new products.
Depending on the profile of the successful candidate, the role may focus either on the development of medical tests following Design Control or on feasibility studies and evaluation of new concepts and technologies.
In this role, you’ll
To develop robust assays for in vitro diagnostic (IVD). This requires a comprehensive literature search, a review of existing/rival products to use as comparator tests and the detailed application of Design Control to verify and validate the assays. Projects may include working with DNA and RNA probes, antibodies, detection systems or ancillary reagents.
To propose and evaluate ideas for new products and assays. This requires regular reviews of relevant journals and patent databases, analysis of rival products, proactive networking with key opinion leaders and forward thinking.
To deliver projects to business on schedule and within budget.
To be a technical lead on a project and provide supervisory support and mentoring to fellow associates.
To manage multiple partners throughout the process of product development or investigations, from tissue culture production to manufacturing, to quality control and quality assurance for the benefit of the project. This may include external collaborations What you’ll need to do the job
PhD degree within a relevant area of life sciences.
Relevant postdoctoral or industrial experience.
Core expertise in DNA/RNA-based diagnostics, in-situ hybridization (FISH/CISH).
Significant experience molecular biology: cloning, PCR, purification and characterization of nucleic acids, working databases and sequence analysis. Probes and primers design.
Literature analysis, database search.
Ability to work independently, with minimal direction and mentorship. Proactive demeanor, inquisitive mind and creative thinking are highly desirable.
Ability to manage and execute sophisticated technical projects. This includes planning, performing and analyzing experiments. Attention to details is crucial.
Ability to write reports and supporting documentation to a high standard and by agreed deadline. Excellent communication skills (verbal/written) are important.
Interested? Join the Leica Bio Systems Team!
Want to join our growing team that is helping our customers do incredible work? We look forward to your application!