Molecular Assay Technician

Job Title: Molecular Assay Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-07-02
Reference: BH-85123
Contact Name: Max Robinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 03, 2018 14:26

Job Description

Molecular Assay Technician - IVD - Newcastle - Permanent

A new role has come up for a Molecular Assay Technician to join the Assay team of a disruptive IVD company based in the Newcastle area. Are you a degree qualified with experience in PCR and DNA extraction techniques and interested in the opportunity to progress your career?

  • To be part of the Assay team responsible for advancing the molecular diagnostic devices.
  • To aid in the development, optimisation & commercialisation of a range of diagnostic tests.
  • Test, optimise & develop new and existing DNA extraction technologies.
  • Perform DNA/RNA extraction on a range of biological samples.
  • To work to ensure the company’s research is fully compliant with Quality System Regulations (QSRs) that meet FDA, IVDD, and ISO expectations.
  • Record and present data to line manager & colleagues, as well as attending lab, team and project meetings.
  • Work within the quality systems, including following GDP and working towards ISO 13485.
  • A Degree (e.g. BSc) in Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related subject.
  • Proven laboratory experience, including the use of basic biological research equipment, such as pipettes & centrifuges, and maintaining a laboratory notebook.
  • Experience of PCR and DNA extraction techniques.
  • A keen interest in R&D, a willingness to learn, and the drive to develop a molecular diagnostics device that could help millions of people.
  • Ability to fit into a fast-paced, dynamic team environment as the Company matures and moves from the R&D stage towards commercialisation.
  • A highly motivated, organized, proactive and enthusiastic individual with a proven ability to work well on their own initiative or as part of a team.
In return you can expect a competitive salary and package, as well as the opportunity to progress your career in an innovative environment.