Assay Development Scientist

  • Ref: LS-ADSRH
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Sector: Biotechnology
  • Contract: Permanent

Job Description

Assay Development Scientist

CDM Life Sciences have partnered with a pioneering biotechnology company committed to revolutionising diagnostics and therapeutics for a wide range of diseases. Our client is at the forefront of cutting-edge research and development, driven by a passion for innovation and improving human health. As they continue to expand our portfolio, we are seeking a highly skilled and enthusiastic Assay Development Scientist to join their dynamic team and contribute to groundbreaking advancements in the field of biotechnology.

Job Summary:

As an Assay Development Scientist, you will play a crucial role in developing and optimising innovative assays to support our diagnostic and therapeutic research programs. You will work closely with our interdisciplinary team of scientists to design and validate assays that pave the way for the development of life-changing diagnostics and therapies.

Key Responsibilities:

• Design and develop novel assays and protocols for the detection, quantification, and characterization of biomolecules,
cells, or tissues. Optimize assay performance to achieve high sensitivity, specificity, and reliability.
• Plan and execute experiments, ensuring robustness, accuracy, and reproducibility of results. Analyse data and interpret
findings to make data-driven decisions.
• Evaluate and implement cutting-edge technologies, instrumentation, and reagents to advance assay development
• Validate developed assays according to industry standards and regulatory requirements. Continuously optimise and
improve assay performance.
• Maintain detailed and organized records of assay development activities. Prepare comprehensive reports and present
results to cross-functional teams and management.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including bioinformatics, molecular biology, and translational research teams, to
support the development of diagnostics and therapeutics.
• Identify and troubleshoot technical issues, proposing effective solutions to overcome challenges in assay development.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: PhD or Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or a related field.
Demonstrated experience in assay development, validation, and optimization, preferably in a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or diagnostic setting.
Proficiency in a variety of assay techniques, such as qPCR, ELISA, FACS, NGS, immunoassays, or cell-based assays.
Strong data analysis skills using software such as R, Python, or other relevant tools.
Creative and innovative mindset, with a passion for exploring new technologies and approaches in assay development.
Team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.
Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities to address challenges in assay development.

If you’re looking to be instrumental in advancing our mission to make a positive impact on patients’ lives. If you are a talented and motivated scientist with a passion for cutting-edge research, we invite you to apply.

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