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Senior Scientist, R&D

Meridian Bioscience

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 seeking an ambitious, highly organised, detail-oriented  individual who is keen to develop a career in a lab-based role within a fast-paced commercial environment. The role involves taking 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 Team Leader on a variety of scientific projects
  • Plan and execute experiments to accomplish R&D project goals
  • Prepare reports and present data at project meetings and departmental meetings
  • Disseminate technical knowledge and promote good laboratory practices in the group
  • Support the development of R&D scientists and research assistants
  • Follow independently SOP and protocols
  • Troubleshoot independently experiments
  • Keep accurate laboratory records
  • Work to ISO13485 standards
  • Participate in preparing technical literature to support new products
  • Participate in general laboratory meetings
  • Take part to the technical support activities of the R&D group

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge and experience in protein biochemistry, molecular biology or enzymology
  • Proven experience in designing protein or enzyme assays
  • Hands on experience in real-time PCR (qPCR) or endpoint PCR assay design and interpretation of data
  • Experience in next generation sequencing
  • Familiarity with general bioinformatics website and software packages
  • Expertise in a broad range of molecular biology techniques
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with an interdisciplinary group
  • Ability to work independently and in a team

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of DNA and RNA polymerases enzymology, mechanisms of actions
  • Good understanding of chemical principles involved in buffers, stabilizers, enhancers, fluorescent chemistry etc. used with commercial polymerases and polymerase mixes
  • Experience in development and optimization of lyophilized enzyme preparations
  • Experience in project management
  • Ability to apply relevant statistical models to large data sets
  • Experience in professional interaction with customers

Education and Experience:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in Life Science
  • 3+ years’ experience in the biotech/diagnostic industry, post doc or equivalent

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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