We're looking for an ambitious and passionate Immunoassay Development Scientist with proven industry experience to enhance our fast-growing research and development team in one of UK's most exciting medical technology start-ups! 

£28,000 - £35,000

 

We're at the beginning of a very exciting, fast-paced, high growth phase and we need a curious, highly motivated self-starter to support the scientific research of our cutting-edge sensor team. 

This is a lab-based role will identify, set up and collect experimental data about new assays for a multitude of different biomarkers. This involves selecting antibodies and testing experimental conditions for optimal assay performance. All these parameters are critical for the successful performance of our sensing technology to ensure the best possible analytical performance.

This role is multidisciplinary, requiring frequent collaboration with the rest of the electrochemical team. 

 

Your key responsibilities:

  • Own the testing of the performance of antibodies and set up ideal experimental conditions for a functional immunoassay
  • Participate in the development of the overall sensing technology
  • Create functional immunoassays for the selected biomarkers
  • Perform stability and formulation studies
  • Collaborate in benchmarking against other biological techniques (i.e. Impedance vs ELISA)
  • Leading the setup of the entire biologics lab (equipment and techniques)
  • Oversee and manage the experimental design and statistical analysis for the entire sensor team (daily)
  • Supervise and guide a team of research technicians and other assay scientists (daily)
  • Lead the research element of the sensor technology (new sensor techniques, in collaboration with the electrochemical aspect)
  • Lead the development of new assays for multiple biomarkers
  • Collaborate with external companies to help the technology progress
  • Oversee the preparation and the reporting of results and other important findings to the CSO and the management team
  • Lead the design and development novel antibody and assay formats to improve technology
  • Collaborate in other aspects of the sensor and cartridge technology (materials for sensor, cartridge format)
  • Oversee the training of colleagues in biological techniques and statistical analysis

 

About you

You will have a Post-graduate degree in a life science discipline. Ideally you should have gained experience in molecular biology, biochemistry or assay development in an industry setup. You will be able to manage your own time and experiments and be able to work independently but also as part of a larger team. You need to be ambitious with attention to detail and able to work in a fast-paced environment. You will be able to troubleshoot and take initiative in proposing solutions to potential experimental problems.

Essential experience

  • Good experience with immunoassay techniques (ELISA, Western blotting, Immunostaining)
  • Experience in antibody characterisation and modification
  • Experience with handling blood and blood derivatives
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment of a rapidly expanding team, and work independently and as a part of a team

Desirable experience

  • Experience with nucleic acid analysis (PCR)
  • Use of statistical analysis software (SPSS, Graphpad Prism, R)
  • Experience in a GMP, GLP environment
  • Experience conducting stability and formulation studies

 

We look forward to hearing from you and introducing you to Osler, thank you for taking the time to consider us and make your application.

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