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Cytoscreener - Biomedical Scientist


Surrey £28k – £32k
permanent Job Ref: 6730


A growing medical device company has an exciting opportunity for a Cytoscreener Scientist to join its team. This is an exciting opportunity to support in the development of a brand new clinical lab, whilst contributing towards the analysis of samples that will support in the detection of cancer. You must have previous cytoscreening experience.

Principal Duties:

  • Assist in the development of laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Process and analyse samples for circulating tumour cells or other rare events
  • Provide cytology expertise in the development and implementation of new assays
  • Maintain regulatory compliance with CLIA / ISO15189 and all other applicable regulations
  • Maintain safety guidelines for clinical laboratory environments
  • Work with the R&D team in the development of new assays
  • Undertake additional adhoc / project work as required
  • Responsible for onsite activities to establish a clinical laboratory in Guildford. And, the subsequent day to day co-ordination of these activities once the laboratory is established (to ensure the smooth day to day running of the laboratory).
  • Work with the Head of Clinical Laboratories to establish the laboratory’s quality management system and assist in the implementation and successful day to day operation of such to maintain quality laboratory practice standards.
  • Help establish and maintain a high level of health and safety in the laboratory and ensure staff compliance to health and safety procedures. Be an active member of the company health and safety committee.
  • Administration of instrument ordering and installation.
  • Ensure proper qualification of instruments and assays.
  • Guide clinical laboratory personnel on daily activities.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Attributes:

  • BSc or equivalent with a focus on Cytotechnology or Biology, combined with 5 years’ clinical laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and formal education.
  • Strong scientific/technical aptitude.
  • Good visual inspection skills, an eye for detail and commitment to high quality data combined with tolerance for repetitive work.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft packages particularly Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Strong team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritise to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment.
  • Continuous learner with a keen appetite for cross-disciplinary work.
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and work ethic.
  • Possess a flexible, can-do approach to the requirements of the job.
  • Due to the nature of the role, the requirement is for this position to be Guildford based, with flexibility to work shift patterns and weekends.

As a member of an excellent and fast-growing team you will receive opportunities for development and a competitive benefits package.

Salary  £28k - £32k

Job Ref: 6730