IHC Scientist - Precision for Medicine, Royston

Seeking an experienced IHC scientist to join our amazing team... If you thrive on the design, development and execution of diverse and high quality IHC assays, maybe you are the person we are looking for.

As a global leader in the provision of clinical biomarker based solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry, we are developing and expanding our research and clinical services in the UK to serve this expanding market and are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated IHC scientist to join the team and contribute to the growth of the company.

The scientist role will be responsible for developing, performing, analysing and delivering high quality data across a range of molecular pathology platforms, in particular automated IHC. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years’ laboratory experience, ideally gained working in a commercial and / or regulated IHC laboratory (GLP and/or GCLP) environment. Experience in working with DAKO, LEICA and VENTANA automated IHC platforms is highly desirable. In addition, experience of working with multiplexed IHC platforms using clinical or human tissue samples will be advantageous.

We are looking for an efficient, experienced scientist who is proactive 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 (CRO) is desirable.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Effectively design, develop and execute automated IHC assays to support services projects, ensuring assays encompass relevant tissues, reagents and controls.
• Provide high quality intellectual and practical expertise for services projects by designing, performing, analysing, 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.
• Produce high quality, well researched Project Proposals 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.
• Act as Study Personnel 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.
• Comply with all quality management, regulatory compliance and project management processes (GxP, HTA, H&S).
• Endeavour to continually improve working efficiency.
• Actively participate in performance review and personal development processes required.

ATTRIBUTES
• 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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
• BSc in biological sciences or equivalent, with at least 5 years current laboratory experience in IHC, ideally in a regulated laboratory (GLP/GCLP).
• Significant, current experience in generating, analysing and reporting high quality research data using automated IHC.
• Excellence in scientific writing for communication and reporting.
• Evidence of scientific project management experience preferred.
• Previous experience working in a customer-oriented research (CRO) environment, desirable
• Demonstrable understanding of the process and scientific requirements for drug and diagnostic discovery and development.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Role will be predominantly laboratory-based work, but with a requirement for extended periods of computer work for data analysis and reporting.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet time and quality-based objectives

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be able to attend and work outside of normal hours when required to support our on call rota.
• Contact with human biological specimens and sharps on a daily basis.
• HepB vaccination is required (and can be provided if required).

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
15 June