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Molecular Biologist

Medical Devices

Surrey £30k – £30k
permanent Job Ref: 5880


A growing medical device company requires a Molecular Biologist to join its R&D team. Your role will involve applying molecular biology techniques to develop downstream molecular assays. To be considered, you will hold a PhD in Molecular Biology (or a related subject) or be educated to degree level with commercial lab experience. It is essential that you have working knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).

Molecular Biologist Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on laboratory work, primarily in the area of molecular biology;
  • Provide scientific and technical support to programmes and projects;
  • Timely reporting of progress on projects and on metrics to monitor and mitigate risk and to ensure product deadlines are met;
  • Manage the day to day running of assigned development projects within the Quality Management System (ISO13485) and working to the New Product Development (NPD) operating procedure;
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills, work ethic and attention to detail.


  • PhD in Life Sciences, or a 2:1 BSc in Life Sciences, with at least 3 years post-graduate experience in molecular biology, preferably gained in the in vitro diagnostics industry in diagnostic assay development/validation;
  • Demonstrated expertise and hands-on competency in qRT-PCR, mutation analysis, and next generation sequencing is essential;
  • Molecular assay development experience is essential;
  • Experience working to strict quality standards such as Medical Device regulations and standards including, but not limited to, 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, 93/42/EEC, IVD 98/79EC, ISO14971, GMP, GLP, QSR;
  • Organisational skills and the ability to rapidly prioritise tasks in response to unexpected opportunities or risks;
  • Manage and deliver product development projects to agreed performance specifications, on time and within budget

Salary  circa £30k

Job Ref: 5880