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Scientist, R&D

Meridian Bioscience - Research and Development team

Meridian Life Science, Inc. is a leading large scale manufacturer of antibodies, viral antigens, recombinant proteins, PCR enzymes, nucleotides and critical assay reagents. Meridian has been providing innovative life science solutions and building trusted partnerships for over 30 years. The company's focus is to offer products and services that help to advance the development of diagnostic assays.

The Company forms part of the Meridian Bioscience family and is rapidly growing. We recruit individuals who balance talent and innovation with the ability to deliver results. If you would like to work in an exciting, cutting edge environment and use your knowledge to grow our Company then why not join Meridian Life Science?

Location: London, NW2
Permanent; Full Time
Reports to: Team Leader, R&D

Job Summary:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and hardworking individual who is keen to develop a career in a fast-paced Research and Development team. The successful individual to join our R&D team will take part in the scientific activities of the R&D group by supporting the development and delivery of new products and/or performing routine laboratory work, while providing documentation accordingly to ISO standards. The position also involves dealing with customers’ technical enquiries.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Assist Senior Scientist or team leader on a variety of scientific projects
  • Follows independently SOP (protocols, MSOP and ASOP)
  • Independent troubleshooting of experiment
  • Write literature to support products
  • Keep accurate laboratory records
  • Work to ISO13485 standards and understand their requirements
  • Participation in general laboratory meetings
  • Assist with the technical support activities in the R&D group

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate ownership of activities and responsibilities
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to report and communicate concisely ideas and concepts
  • Interact with customers in a professional manner
  • Knowledge of DNA and RNA polymerases
  • Experience in real-time PCR (qPCR) and endpoint PCR assay design and interpretation of data
  • Experience of the construction of libraries for next generation sequencing
  • Experience of isolation and handling of nucleic acids (preferably from plant material, though experience of mammalian virology will also be considered)
  • Familiarity with general bioinformatics website and software packages
  • Expertise in a broad range of molecular biology techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with an interdisciplinary group
  • Good understanding of chemical principles involved in buffers, stabilizers, enhancers, fluorescent chemistry etc. used with commercial polymerases and polymerase mixes

Education and Experience:

  • A PhD or equivalent is highly desirable or equivalent experience in a Life Science or related discipline 
  • Experience in an active research laboratory or equivalent industrial experience

We offer competitive salaries plus benefits including annual bonus, pension plan, corporate gym memberships, cycle to work, season ticket loans and many more.

If you feel that your skills and experience match what we are looking for, please apply to Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so early application is advisable. CVs from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd January 2019
Closes: 2nd March 2019
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