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Cell Biology Scientist

Surrey   •  £28000 - £32000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time


A growing diagnostic business has an exciting opportunity for a Cell Biology Scientist to join its team. This is a hands-on, lab role focusing on cell biology and imaging work. You will support with method development and validation of clinical diagnostic products. To be considered, you will ideally have a PhD in a life science and previous experience in diagnostic assay development.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Hands-on laboratory work, primarily in the area of Cell Biology and Imaging;
  • Responsible for on-time and on-budget delivery of work packages within a project;
  • Act as Project leader on one project as required;
  • Responsible to ensuring quality and regulatory compliance of projects;
  • Timely reporting of progress on projects and on metrics to monitor and mitigate risk and to ensure product deadlines are met;
  • Manage the day to day running of assigned development projects within the Quality Management System (ISO13485) and working to the New Product Development (NPD) operating procedure;
  • Provide scientific and technical support to programmes and projects;
  • Provide scientific expertise, advice and practical support to senior management in all technical areas of the company;
  • Independently keep a current knowledge base in areas of scientific and technical research, making recommendations on new processes, technologies and product opportunities;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Attributes:

  • PhD in Life Sciences, with at least 2 years post-doctoral experience or equivalent in oncology, cell biology or imaging, preferably gained in the in vitro diagnostics industry in diagnostic assay development/validation;
  • Demonstrated expertise and hand-on competency in cell biology and imaging technologies;
  • Experience working to strict quality standards such as Medical Device regulations and standards including, but not limited to, 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, 93/42/EEC, IVD 98/79 EC, ISO14971, GMP, GLP, QSR;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Organisational skills and the ability to rapidly prioritise tasks in response to unexpected opportunities or risks;
  • Effective time management and an ability to delegate work to team members and manage delivery;
  • Experimental design and project/resource planning skills;
  • Ability to manage and coordinate the timely creation and delivery of project reports;
  • Manage and deliver product development projects to agreed performance specifications, on time and within budget.

The following skills and experience would be an advantage:

  • Experience in statistical analysis methods;
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory environment, particularly, oncology;
  • Knowledge / experience in transferring a laboratory process to automated instrumentation.


You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 6492
  • Updated: 11th June 2020
  • Expires: 8th July 2020

Cranleigh Scientific

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