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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Development Scientist | Molecular Diagnostics | Scotland | to £32K

  • Do you have significant hands-on molecular diagnostic experience gained from the laboratory or completing a PhD? 
  • Would you like to take the lead within a research team for an award winning diagnostics company? 
This successful European company sells novel diagnostic kits used to test contaminants, toxins and pathogens in food and agricultural products. In addition to this, they offer their clients in these industries contract laboratory services and it is here this brilliant opportunity has become available.

Working closely in a team of 20 research scientists you will be leading the improvement and development of molecular methods for food testing and laboratory analysis to ensure the safety, quality and legality of manufacturing operations. You will be using state-of-the art real-time and end point technologies and reporting to the Senior Scientist as well as having one direct report yourself.

You will enjoy the variety of carrying out research analysis for different clients from the food, beverage and agriculture industry. This would suit a strong analytical thinker who is able to look at established testing techniques and figure how they can be fine-tuned for more accurate results. Experience in leading the validation of routine diagnostic methods, ideally to ISO17025 or other regulated level would be advantageous.

If you are working in a similar laboratory already or are considered the go-to person for molecular diagnostic technology in your research institute and are seeking an opportunity to be a technical lead this is ideal!

This opportunity comes with an attractive salary and benefits. The research site is based on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland which is close to a busy airport and is commutable to a large vibrant Scottish city.If you require any more information about the role please get in touch with Rachel on 01279657716 or

Job Ref: 9969

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