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Cambridge: Technology and Assay Development Scientist – £40,000 - £50,000 DoE

Location: CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE Salary: 50000 - 60000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Technology Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3090876
Cambridge: Technology and Assay Development Scientist – £40,000 - £50,000 DoE

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with a Cambridge based start – up client of mine. My client are on the hunt for a Technology and Assay Development Specialist. Working for one of the leading data solutions company in diagnostics and treatment of genetic diseases, you will be valued as a member of staff and really be developed throughout your time there to reach your long term career goals.

Please consider the requirements / responsibilities below and apply if you feel you could be suitable.

Position- Technology and Assay Development Scientist

Location- Cambridge

Salary – £40,000 - £50,000 DoE

Responsibilities for the Technology and Assay Development Scientist
• Work within a multidisciplinary team to help optimise assays for plasma sequencing and help develop enhanced NGS-based methods for ctDNA analysis.
• Develop novel technologies for enhancing product portfolio
• Working 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 to improve ctDNA sequencing.

Key requirements for the Technology and Assay Development Scientist
Please note the following must be demonstrated on your CV in a commercial capacity
• A minimum of 3 years’ molecular biology experience or similar
• Experience of nucleic acid extraction, DNA quantification and PCR analysis
• Good understanding of molecular biology techniques
• Working knowledge of next generation sequencing
• Strong record keeping skills for maintaining detailed laboratory notebook records
• Excellent organisational, time management and communication skills
• Strong creative and problem solving abilities
• Knowledge of freedom to operate procedures
• Experience with automation platforms
• Experience with NGS assay development

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