NGS 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,

Key Skills :

Molecular biology

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Date Posted :

06 Sep, 2018

Company Name :

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.

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU



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Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
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