Molecular Assay Development Scientist - Cambridge

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Science and Research

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Bsc,Master of Science,phD

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United Kingdom,--Cambridge,Cambridge,

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Molecular biology

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25 Jul, 2018

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Molecular Assay Development Scientist - Cambridge

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Molecular Assay Development Scientist to join an innovative genomics company based in Cambridge. As an organisation they are currently enjoying a period of significant expansion, and they are developing cutting edge technology that will improve personalised healthcare for patients worldwide.

As the Molecular Assay Development Scientist you will report directly to the Head of Technology Development and you will be a part of the growing Technology & Assay Development Team. The role will involve optimising product pipeline and developing innovative novel technologies. You will have the chance to work across the entire diagnostic product development pipeline- from concept through to commercial launch.

Key responsibilities:

*Work within a multidisciplinary team to help optimise assays for plasma sequencing and help develop enhanced NGS-based methods.
*Develop novel technologies to enhance the product portfolio
*Work with Senior Scientists, perform studies to assess assay sensitivity and specificity
*Work with Automation specialists to automate workflow
*Streamline workflows in both current and future assays
*Work with Product Development team to develop SOPs for novel NGS-based methods and assist in transitioning assays for use in the clinical diagnostic laboratories 
*Review literature to develop new concepts.


-Educated to BSc, MSc or PhD level in a relevant subject such as molecular biology or genetics
-A minimum of 3 years' molecular biology experience within industry or academia
-Experience of nucleic acid extraction, DNA quantification and PCR analysis
-Working knowledge of next generation sequencing
-Experience with NGS assay development
-Experience of technology or platform development within molecular biology

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic company and to really make a difference in the company's clinical diagnostics pipeline. In return they are offering an excellent salary and benefits package. For further information on this fantastic opportunity please contact myself, Lauren Gripton, at Paramount Recruitment, on

Keywords- molecular, sequencing, genetics, genomics, diagnostic, diagnostics, illumina, development, assays, assay, NGS, next generation sequencing, next-generation sequencing.

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