Development Scientist

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    Cardiff, Wales

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    £15.00 - £17.00 per hour

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    Kate Smith

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6+ Months

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Development Scientist


6 Months

Our client are expanding their capabilities in their Genomics Consumables business and looking to engage the appropriate expertise to lead technical contributions in this product area, with a particular focus on Next Generation Sequencing and Molecular Diagnostic work-flows.

Experience relating to Genomic / Molecular Biology technologies and applications, particularly Nucleic Acid extraction, isolation, purification and analysis, nucleic acid modifying / amplification enzymes, development of magnetic particles in applications and products is desired. Familiarity with the use of automated liquid handling systems for these applications and NGS bioinformatics / data analysis would be an advantage.

You will be involved in the transition of projects from research to development and manufacture (and product launch) as well as post launch activities such as customer issues and support, being capable of lone working but also able to work within and influencing cross-functional teams. This role presents a unique opportunity to join the clients dedicated, motivated and innovative team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Cross-functional project execution including (but not limited to) concept discussion, program execution, Product design, specification, characterisation and analysis for use (primarily) in customer assay applications. Designing and completing appropriate test and characterization procedures, pilot trials, and commercial field delivery. Motivating the team and driving a sense of urgency on meeting program commitments.
  • Working with cross functional teams defining and prioritizing the program objectives, critical success factors and deliverables for the team, develop Process Validation and design transfer protocols, project plans and ensure adherence to schedules and project deadlines. Including to drive manufacturing transfer, efficiency and reliability.
  • Working with customers to solicit product feedback and leading cross-functional teams to drive customer support. Interacting with customers in procedures involving demonstration and technical support.
  • Addressing regulatory issues to enable products that are developed, manufactured or distributed to meet required standards.
  • Through a good working knowledge of CAPA systems, resolving and assisting in the closure of deviations initiated during qualification/validation execution. Initiating and implementing change control activities in accordance with site procedures.
  • Working with the Business Team and program leadership team to deliver quality customer outcomes on time and within budget.

The client is looking for candidates with 5 years productive and broad assay experience and preferably with PhD or equivalent. Experience of working within a large-scale industrial environment, Diagnostic, CRO or clinical analytical assay setting with working knowledge of Medical Device 13485 or other Quality Systems Management/medical device experience would be beneficial.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Sound technical and domain experience
  • Demonstrated experience on global product releases throughout the entire NPI cycle
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and able to multi-task
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and results orientation
  • Demonstrated LEAN skills