Research Scientist (Assay Product Development)

Your chance to get involved in an exciting early-stage biotechnology venture and make a real impact!

About Us:

One of the greatest challenges facing human healthcare is the observation that interventions vary in effectiveness between individuals. Only the advent of DNA sequencing has allowed researchers to understand the underlying cause for this and to pave the way for personalised medicines that couple knowledge of your genetics and epigenetics to your health.

At Cambridge Epigenetix (CEGX), we are creating a future where sequencing generates more information from DNA and is achievable at far lower costs, bringing closer the day when advanced medicines, diagnostics and personalized treatments become a reality for all. We are creating a technology platform that will deliver a step change in the type of information that can be generated from DNA and the cost at which it can be generated. We expect our technology to become a fundamental component of healthcare and life sciences research.

The Team:

The Product Development function at CEGX is a focused group of technical specialists whose remit is to take concepts from our Technology Development function and develop them into go-to-market products. Encompassing all aspects of mid to late-stage product development, this team is a mix of innovators, trouble shooters and customer facing scientists who just love to see ideas cross the threshold of concept to product.

The Role:

This group is expanding rapidly are looking for scientists who have had experience working on mid-late phase consumable/reagent product development projects. With several key products in the pipeline, we are looking for someone who has experience working in an industrial setting and is ready to take ownership of experimental protocols. These would be a blend of molecular, cell and biochemical assays ultimately focused on proving efficacy and robustness of our products.

This is a brand-new role in a business that is planning on doubling in size in the next 6-12 months; so a great chance to make an early impact and shape the future of CEGX.

The Person:

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background in the bio-sciences coupled with demonstrable experience in an industrial laboratory. We need individuals that have an understanding of mid-late phase product development, and the experimental data needed at this stage of the lifecycle.

Key requirements:

PhD in relevant subject areas (Biology, Biochemistry, Genomics)
Experience developing consumable/reagents products for biotechnology applications
A data-led and analytical approach to work
An agile mind-set, happy with a fast moving environment with changing priorities
This role would suit someone who is already working in a product development team, but is looking for a more dynamic environment with an exciting new product pipeline. As a start-up organisation our employees have an enviable opportunity to take the reins of their career at an exciting time in CEGX’s evolution.

Our Values:

Diversity of person = Diversity of thought = Innovation!

At CEGX we recognise that no one can foresee the problems a new, fast growth and technology-driven organisation will encounter. Only by populating our teams with a diverse range of individuals, who feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to the workplace, can we ensure we have the human capital to deliver the innovation needed.

At CEGX we believe in rewarding dedication, innovation and ownership. Our benefits package reflects the broad demographic and diversity of employee we wish to engage and retain:

Core Benefits

25 days annual leave (not inclusive of national holidays)
Company stakeholder pension scheme (5% company contribution against 3% employee)
Well Being:

Life Insurance
Critical Illness Cover
Mental Health Support
Fresh fruit for the office
Logistics and Lifestyle:

Hybrid working
Free secure parking via gated security
E-vehicle charging
Share in the success:

Annual bonus scheme linked to personal performance
Company equity scheme
As we mature as an organisation we will be reviewing and strengthening our benefits offering, so watch this space!

Application Instructions: 

Use the link below to apply:

https://apply.workable.com/j/0DC906F025

Application Closing Date: 
30 November