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Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Salary: DOE
Ref: AHphdmol
Benefits: Excellent

This in a fantastic opportunity to become a Research Scientist for a cutting edge in vitro diagnostics company, who are working on developing low cost, simple to use portable point of care devices.

The Role:

  • A laboratory based scientist within the Assay development team
  • Perform general molecular and biology based tasks, including: Assay design, Bacterial culture, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, Fluorescence microscopy, Sputum processing, Bacterial quantification.
  • To support the development of novel cell concentration technologies
  • Follow safe laboratory practices and SOPs.
  • Write accurate experimental plans and reports.
  • Record and interpret results to present to line manager.
  • Work within the Company’s Quality Systems and Policies in line with ISO13485 standards and GDP.
  • Effectively interact with other Technical and Development teams.


  • A PhD (or significant experience) in molecular and/or microbiology.
  • Previous experience of molecular diagnostics.
  • Previous experience of working in a molecular or microbiology lab.
  • Knowledge of safe laboratory practice and containment.
  • Ability to work with of scientists to accomplish research project objectives and goals.

Desirable Additional Requirements:

  • Previous experience with programming (primarily R script).
  • Experience handling biological samples such as DNA, blood, saliva, swabs
  • Industrial experience.
  • Previous experience of infectious disease diagnostics
  • Previous experience of assay validation
  • Microfluidics experience.
  • Experience of bio sensing, biosensors or electronics
  • Knowledge of statistics.
  • GLP or ISO standard experience

If you are interested please apply online or call Anna Hastie on 0191 477 4733.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove that they are legally entitled to work in the UK. CY Partners Recruitment Ltd, trading as CY Partners is an Employment Business/Agency.

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