Senior Assay Development Scientist

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  • Location: Stirling
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Expires: Feb, 18 2020

Your purpose in the Role

You will join our multidisciplinary team and will develop an electrochemical assay for multiplex system at our research and development facility at Euro House in Stirling Scotland (UK).

What you will do and how you will succeed:

• Accountable for the development of assays which meet the required performance metrics
• Utilise technical knowledge to solve complex technical problems using experience, knowledge, research and advice
• Organise and plan own experimental workload, anticipate and remove obstacles in project execution
• Excellent experimental practice and knowledge of safety in the lab, including risk assessments and COSHH assessments
• Analyse, interpret and report results with meticulous attention to detail and statistical significance
• Communicate effectively to a wide range of technical and non-technical team members and external collaborators
• The ability to look beyond the immediate design task to see how design decisions interact with the complete system

What you’ll bring to the role:

• A clear, demonstrable enthusiasm for new technologies
• Relevant academic track record and a professional experience in assay development
• Experience and knowledge of different click chemistries and pi-pi interaction for functionalization of graphene electrodes with DNA, RNA,
PNA, macromolecules and aptamers
• Detailed knowledge of diagnostic bio-immunoassay technology
• Ability to follow complex protocols accurately and provide ideas for possible method improvements
• Significant relevant experience in a similar role within a GLP/GMP environment
• Working knowledge of electrochemical methods
• Ability to run reference assays on clinical analysers
• Experience and understanding of factors important in drying reagents for use in bio and immunoassays
• Experience of working in the medical device sector (desirable, not essential)
• Knowledge and experience of working within a biohazard environment (desirable, not essential)

Who you are:

• Strong organisation, collaboration and communication skills
• Somebody who easily instills confidence and creates strong relationships quickly
• An enthusiastic, self-motivated approach to your work
• Negotiates hold-ups and looks for alternative ways forward
• Start-up mentality and enjoys working in a small team
• Appreciates the value of diversity in the workplace

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