Job Type:
Life Sciences
Job reference:
9 days ago

Title: Scientist

Duration: 12 months

Location: The Maynard Centre, Forest Farm Ind Est, Longwood Dr, Cardiff CF14 7YT

Rate: £17.95-20.50 (negotiable)

Scientist Responsibilities:

  • Working with cross-functional teams to help design, develop and transfer customer products into manufacturing.
  • Perform experiments to validate and optimize custom assays. Typically, PCR based.
  • Ensure analysis and experimental data is accurate and timely.
  • Develop and execute process validation and transfer activities for prototypes moving into Manufacturing.
  • Prepare and present technical data with internal and external collaborators.
  • Working with cross functional teams across to support project plans and ensure adherence to schedules and project deadlines.
  • Maintain accurate records and document experimental results in elab notebooks.


This role will predominately work lyophilizing customers PCR based assays. Lyophilisation experience is preferred but candidates with PCR, DNA / RNA extraction experience will be considered. Candidates with New Product Introduction (NPI) experience or experience transferring prototypes into a manufacturing environment will also be considered.

  • 1-3 years productive and broad PCR assay experience.
  • Experience transferring prototypes into Manufacturing.
  • Experience in the development of or running different PCR techniques (e.g. PCR, QPCR or LAMP).
  • Experience of working within a large-scale industrial environment would be beneficial.
  • Theoretical and or practical experience working with freeze driers / lyophilisers.

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