R&D Scientist

R&D Scientist

Biotechnology Life Sciences

Location York

Salary £24,500 rising to £26,200.

Contract Permanent

Reference KMRD01

Date Posted


Location: York.

Salary: £24.5k rising to £26.2k after completion of probation period.

Date Posted: 12th January 2022.

Contract: Permanent.

Are you an individual with a familiarity and interest in current and emerging life science technologies? An exciting opportunity is now available for an R&D Scientist within a rapidly growing life sciences company based near to the historic city of York! The company are looking to hire an individual who shares their passion for the betterment of people’s lives.

As an R&D Scientist, you will work directly with the R&D team regarding the management of projects from concept through to scale up and transfer into production. A current, working knowledge of established and emerging technologies within the medical devices/diagnostic industry is critical to ensure service is of the greatest possible standards. You must display a competency in working to your own initiative, whilst managing your time effectively and continuously conduct yourself with professionalism and discretion. You must also be willing to travel to other sites, assist in customer relations and represent the company at external forums when required.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of lateral flow assays for third party and internal product development. As well as maintenance of equipment and processes.
  • Ensure work is compliant to Health & Safety standards via COSHH and risk assessments. As well as ISO:9001 and ISO13485.
  • Preparing and presenting data when required. As well as written SOPs to aid laboratory methods and procedures. Additional proficiency of analytical and statistical software to analyse and generate data.
  • Provide your knowledge and support to established customers, and internal teams for meetings.
  • Assist with the generation of marketing materials, specifically the technical content.
  • Understand requirements for project design history files (DHF) and work with Project Manager to ensure DHF technical requirements are prepared for audit.
  • Reviewing other scientists experimental write ups to comply with established Quality Management Systems in the completion of tasks.
  • Ensure training record is maintained and assist in the training of new starters when required.


You will have:

  • The ability to work to your own initiative.
  • Effective time management skills, prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines and ensure greatest service is achieved.
  • Professional decorum, maintaining a level of discretion within work.
  • Good knowledge of regulatory documentation and procedures such as ISO and adhering to regulations when completing work.
  • Proficiency in analytical and statistical software.

The company offer a variety of benefits including 25 + 8 days holiday, company pension (6% company contribution after probationary period), cycle to work scheme, active wellbeing and events calendar, SAYE scheme 1 year after joining, subsided gym membership and an employee recognition scheme with the opportunity to be awarded £250 if nominated!

If this opportunity interests you, apply with your CV to [email protected]

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