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Research Scientist - CytoCell

  • Closing date 8 Jul 2022
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Scientist to support the R&D team which is responsible for all research and development activity within the organisation.

Reporting to our R&D Manager, you will play a crucial role in new product and process development process, design reviews, performing product investigations and taking part of internal and external audits.

Your tasks will be to:

  • Contribute to research, development and improvement of new and existing products which either increase existing efficiencies or expand the product portfolio
  • Assist with finding solutions to scientific and technical problems in the Company as they arise
  • Plan and conduct experiments, analyse results, attend weekly R&D meetings, reporting on work progress and presenting when required
  • Write experimental methods and results in Company laboratory notebooks using Quality guidelines and in a logical and concise manner that can be used in future as reference material
  • Keep up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments and to disseminate any new information which may benefit the Company
  • Attend relevant scientific meetings and conferences if appropriate
  • Produce all required documents for relevant technical transfers
  • Ensure a smooth flow of information between R&D and other departments across the organisation
  • Adhere to procedures documented in the CytoCell® and OGT quality management system and comply with company Health and Safety, bio-safety, HTA regulations and ISO accreditations
  • Provide technical expertise and training to other members of the team

You will:

  • Be qualified to a minimum of Masters level or equivalent in a biological-related discipline
  • Have demonstrable experience of molecular biology techniques, such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Fluorescent in-situ Hybridisation (FISH) (desirable)
  • Have an understanding of fluorescent labelling of DNA and bacterial manipulations, culturing for the extraction of DNA to make FISH probes (desirable)
  • Experience of working in a research environment
  • Have experience of working in a corporate environment and to ISO13485 (desirable)
  • Have the ability to work to deadlines, as part of a team, in an occasionally high-pressure environment
  • Be a strong team player, with good communication skills and attention to detail
  • Have a proactive and inquisitive scientific approach with the interest and ability to solve problems
  • Be technically excellent
  • Due to the nature of the projects, this role is suited to somebody who is highly organised and will take pride in delivering high-quality R&D work whilst suggesting process improvement to increase efficiency.

In return you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme (10% non-contributory)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 24 days holiday, increasing with service, plus UK bank holidays
  • High Street Discount Scheme

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