Technology & Assay Development Scientist

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!


Role Overview:

To perform large scale next generation sequencing analysis of clinical samples and to help develop new products including early proof of principle testing, assay development and automation of laboratory workflows.

Key Responsibilities:

Perform proof-of-principle and/or routine experiments to support technology and assay development activities.
Support the transfer and implementation of new assays and technologies to Clinical Operations.
Hands-on processing of Clinical and BioPharma samples to deliver high quality data to Clinical collaborators and business partners.
Provide technical advice, operating procedures, training and troubleshooting support for new technologies emerging from Technology and Assay Development.
Communicate and present project work through written reports and/or oral presentation.
Support other team members and their projects.
Contribute to laboratory management activities.
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



BSc in Biology, Genetics or Biomedical Science
At least 3 years of relevant experience in a scientific laboratory environment.

Proven laboratory skills, particularly molecular biology techniques (essential)
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team-oriented environment (essential)
Excellent organisation, time management and communication skills (essential)
Excellent analytical troubleshooting skills and attention to detail (essential)
Adaptable, enthusiastic, approachable, objective (essential)
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to influence, negotiate and build lasting relationships (essential)
Knowledge and experience of next-generation DNA sequencing workflows (desirable)
Expertise in use of laboratory automation to perform molecular biology/NGS workflows (desirable)
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 (desirable)
Use of a LIMS system for tracking samples through laboratory workflows (desirable)
Hands-on experience performing clinical diagnostic assays in a molecular diagnostic laboratory, in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, NHS or other high-throughput laboratory (desirable)

Application Instructions: 

Other information


Inivata Limited is based in Cambridge, UK.

No agencies please.

To Apply:

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Application Closing Date: 
07 March