Posted to MedZilla on 5/25/2017


England, Senior Analytical Scientist - Molecular Biology SC_CO_12034-MZ


Our client, a leading centre of excellence in biologics development, is currently seeking to hire a Senior Analytical Scientist Molecular Biology.

The incumbent of this role as the Senior Analytical Scientist is to provide scientific leadership and support across a range of projects to help develop and validate innovate approaches for cell characterisation which can be used to support cell therapy development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Lead Analytical Development Scientist and the Head of Analytical Development to ensure the successful delivery of project outputs to schedule and budget.
  • Initial drafting of project development plans detailing analytical work flow for clients and collaborators
  • Ensuring that analytical research is carried out in accordance with agreed research plans
  • Leading the research carried out by the analytical development scientists assigned to their projects
  • Ensuring that all data analysis carried out is appropriate and accurate and that all analysis is stored and disseminated in an applicable format
  • Ensuring that design, qualification and validation of analytical assays is performed in compliance with appropriate guidelines and/or regulations

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD/MSc with industrial experience within a cell therapy or appropriate Life Science environment
  • Extensive experience in RT-qPCR including assay design, development and optimisation and PCR quantification using data analysis packages and/or software tools
  • Experience of PCR assay validation and the production of validation reports
  • Experience of cell characterisation using omics tools
  • Experience in large data sets analysis e.g. microarray or NGS
  • Experience of methods for absolute quantification of targets such as digital PCR
  • Experience of low level DNA/RNA detection (i.e. circulating free nucleic acids)
  • Experience of assay technology transfer into or out-of a research laboratory
  • Experience of cell culture within a range of cell types

To Apply:

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