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Biochemist/ Molecular Biologist

Location: Oxfordshire Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Medical Devices Type: Permanent
Contact: Simon Cowley Job Published: 20 days ago

Company:

My client is a rapidly growing venture-capital backed company that has developed an entirely new class of diagnostic product - an instrument-free molecular test. The Company's products combine the superior performance of laboratory testing with the proven market benefits of disposable tests. The company's first product is a simple disposable test that uses a nasal swab sample to give an ultra-rapid result without the need for any instrumentation.

As a molecular test it exploits the Gold Standard chemistry of laboratory tests but is easy to use in any setting and thus will enable widespread decentralised testing for COVID-19. Sense has ambitious plans to grow from its strong foundations and become a leader in this exciting new segment of the diagnostics industry. The company is currently expanding its molecular development capabilities and is seeking an early-career Biochemist / Molecular Biologist to join the team.

The Role and Responsibilities:

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated graduate or early-career scientist to contribute to the development and growth of an innovative molecular diagnostics company. Working within the Company's establishing molecular assay development team in a multidisciplinary environment, the successful candidate will perform a crucial role in the development of innovative molecular diagnostic assays and products. The role would involve the screening and optimisation of assays using Sense's proprietary technology in the development of a pipeline of point-of-care molecular diagnostic products.

Applicant:

Candidates are expected to have a scientific degree relevant to the role. Prior laboratory experience in the diagnostics industry would be an advantage. The role offers significant opportunities for growth and development of both laboratory and personal attributes. The role offers significant opportunities for growth and development of both scientific and personal attributes. The role will suit either a graduate (BSc, Msc or PhD), or an experienced scientist looking for a new challenge in a growing organisation. More broadly, we are looking for a team player with the initiative, flexibility, drive and enthusiasm to make a difference, to achieve goals and exceed expectations in a dynamic start-up environment.

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