Biomedical Scientist/Molecular Technologist x 2

Company Description
We are a leader in liquid biopsy. Every day we transform the lives of cancer patients and their families through the power of liquid biopsy. Our tests unlock essential genomic information from a simple blood test and allow clinicians to make more informed treatment decisions for their patients.

We are dynamic and innovative, focused on the development of new ground-breaking technologies in a fast-paced and international setting. Our exceptional team of talented and driven individuals work together to combine their energy and expertise in world-class research, product development and commercialization to bring new tests to the patients that need them.

If making a difference is in your DNA and you are ready to join the liquid biopsy revolution, then you could be just the person we are looking for to join our team based in Cambridge, UK!


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated Biomedical Scientist to join our Clinical Laboratory Team to perform high throughput accessioning and nucleic acid isolation of clinical samples. The role is a full-time laboratory-based position and would suit an individual looking to use their skills in a world-leading diagnostic company. The successful candidate will play a critical role within the Inivata Clinical Laboratory Team.

Key Responsibilities:

Receive and accession human samples following standard operating procedures
Complete data entry of sample information on applicable forms and upload information into Inivata’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Execute nucleic acid isolations either manually or with automation as required
Follow standard operating procedures and guidelines for handling clinical samples and biohazardous waste
Participate in Containment Level 2 training and all other applicable training on an annual basis
Manage specimen inventory, including the archival, return or destruction of samples as required
Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and perform general laboratory housekeeping activities
Liaison with senior clinical team members
Perform miscellaneous tasks as assigned

HIPAA/GDPR Compliance: Position will

Agree to abide by Employment and Confidentiality Agreements and End User Policies
Commit to stay up to date on training requirements for HIPAA/GDPR
Understand the importance of the proper handling and disposal of ePHI and agrees to follow HIPAA/GDPR Regulations
Abide by the requirements for the proper disposal of equipment containing ePHI
Agree to report breaches and the improper handling of ePHI to the Company’s Privacy and Security Officers
Produce and adhere to proper validation documentation


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Biology, Genetics or Biomedical Science with a minimum of 3 years relevant laboratory experience

Skill Requirements:


Experience processing human samples in a Clinical Laboratory setting, including the processing and handling of blood, tissue, FFPE tissue, and other body fluids
Prior experience of working in a clinical laboratory in a regulated environment with an established quality management system (e.g. ISO 15189:2012, CPA, GCLP or equivalent)
Data entry experience with Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and/or Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
Experience of nucleic acid extraction, DNA quantification and digital /q-PCR analysis
Knowledge and experience processing samples using automated liquid handling robots
Demonstrate efficient execution of lab processes and must have good attention to detail
Experience troubleshooting laboratory processes and procedures
Excellent organisation, time management and communication skills
Proficiency in the use of computers and Microsoft Office Applications
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a high paced, team-oriented environment


Hands-on experience performing clinical sample processing in a molecular diagnostic laboratory, in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, NHS or other high-throughput laboratory
Knowledge and experience of next-generation DNA sequencing
Expertise in laboratory automation of molecular biology workflows
Ability to work irregular hours when required

Other information
Our Values guide all our activities:

We are BOLD with the delivery of cutting edge science.

We are PASSIONATE we love what we do, our purpose and our impact on patients is clear

We are CARING we care for our patients, our partners, customers and colleagues

Inivata Limited is based in Cambridge, UK.

No agencies please.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Application Closing Date: 
30 September