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11 April 2018

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Position Summary:

Drug discovery research is undergoing a transformational change with the advent of new and exciting areas of research in biotherapeutics and immune oncology, companion diagnostics and personalised healthcare. As the global leader in the provision of human tissue-based research solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry, we are developing and expanding its range of research and clinical services to capitalise on the expanding market and is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and experienced molecular pathologist to join the team and contribute to the growth of the company.

The scientist role will be responsible for designing, managing and delivering high quality data across a range of molecular pathology platforms, in particular IHC and ISH. The successful candidate will have at least 6 years’ laboratory experience, ideally gained working in a regulated laboratory (GLP and/or GCLP).  Experience in multiplexed IHC (fluorescence or colorimetric) is highly desirable.  In addition, experience of working with clinical samples or human tissue samples in a research setting will be advantageous.

We are looking for an efficient, experienced scientist who is self-motivated and an independent thinker, willing to work within a close knit team.

In addition to your daily laboratory activities you will be expected to establish a rapport with clients, learn to understand their technical and scientific requirements and work with the team to offer them customised and creative solutions. As such, previous experience in a customer-oriented research environment is desirable.

Key Position Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Effectively perform molecular pathology assays to support services projects across a range of therapeutic areas, ensuring assays encompass relevant tissues, reagents and controls.
  • Provide high quality intellectual and practical expertise for services projects by designing, performing, analyzing, interpreting and reporting experimental data.
  • Generate, protect, and maintain integrity (quality control) of raw, analyzed, reported data and associated metadata, including samples, reagents, methodology details and results.
  • Keep organized, accurate and up-to-date paper and electronic scientific records and other operational records required.
  • Act as Study Director for GLP studies, or Analytical Project Manager for GCLP regulatory studies, ensuring that all studies are performed in compliance with the principles of GLP or GCLP as required and maintaining current knowledge of the regulatory requirements relevant to the role.
  • Produce high quality, well researched Project Briefs, Study Plans, Analytical Plans and Reports, effectively managing external projects within timelines and budgets set.
  • Provide scientific support for commercial activities when required e.g. presentations and scientific discussions at face-to-face meetings with clients, supporting marketing materials.
  • Comply with all quality management, regulatory compliance and project management processes (GxP, HTA, H&S).
  • Actively participate in performance review and personal development processes required.

Minimum Experience and/or Education Required:
  • BSc in biological sciences or equivalent, with at least 6 years laboratory experience in molecular pathology, ideally in a regulated laboratory (GLP/GCLP).
  • Demonstrable understanding of the process and scientific requirements for drug and diagnostic discovery and development.
  • Significant and current experience in generating high quality research data using IHC and ISH, ideally with hands on experience of multiplexed molecular pathology approaches.
  • Evidence of strong scientific project management experience.
  • Previous experience working in a customer-oriented research environment.
  • Previous management of laboratory staff would be desirable but not essential.

Position Requirements:

  • Team player, able to work on own initiative.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail, methodical and accurate.
  • Self-motivated, committed, competent, enthusiastic and energetic.
  • Honest and with obvious integrity and professionalism.
  • Able to cope with pressure and meet the needs of a dynamic and growing company, supporting the ever changing needs of the business.
  • Flexible approach with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Based in the UK with the right to work full time in the UK.

Physical Demands:
Role will be predominantly laboratory-based work, but with a requirement for extended periods of computer work for data analysis and reporting.

Working Conditions:
Able to work outside of normal hours when required.