Assay Development Scientist

Job Title: Assay Development Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York, England
Salary: Well paid
Start Date: 2019-07-21
Reference: BH-112379
Contact Name: Charles Leach
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 22, 2019 16:57

Job Description

Assay Development Scientist – York – Permanent

My client, a leading Biotechnology company in the York region is currently seeking the expertise of a Assay Development Scientist to drive innovation of their proprietary platform with respect to therapeutic Bio-Pharmaeutical development.  This role is available due to new contracts being landed and as such, the company is experiencing a phase of rapid expansion, with prospective plans to greatly disrupt the peptide drug market!

Assay Development Scientist Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and validate target binding assays including ELISA, LFD assays, Agglutination assays, cell binding and cell-based activity assays.
  • Develop phenotypic based assays (phosphorylation, cell proliferation etc.) using a range of techniques (e.g. Western blot, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and IHC).
  • Liaise internally with different departments to ensure scientific targets are met.
  • Present work in periodic internal group meetings.
  • Maintaining a current and accurate laboratory record (lab notebook) of all activities
Assay Development Scientist Key Requirements:

  • BSc/MSc in a relevant Biological subject eg BioMedical Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology etc
  • A high level of lab-based competency in molecular biology, manipulating DNA and creating expression constructs.
  • Experience working in a busy laboratory, previous industry experience working with phage, immunoasays and cell culture is preferred
  • An individual who is proactive who can work both collaboratively and independently when required.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and analytical skills.
This opportunity as an Assay Development Scientist is available immediately. If successful, you can expect to join an award winning, forward thinking organisation who truly value their employees.

Please call Charles on 01619427163 for more information on rates and applying.