We are looking for a suitably motivated Clinical scientist / post-doctoral scientist with molecular experience to work within our company laboratories, where we provide a clinically supported service for the rapid diagnosis and management of infectious and genetic disease. This is a new post created due to increase in demand for our clinical services.

The appointee will work with our Health and Care Professions Council -registered scientists, where they will become trained in our laboratory practices and then be expected to operate with minimal supervision. Daily duties will include sample reception, nucleic acid extraction, PCR and sequencing, result interpretation and clinical reporting. Appointees will be expected to participate in administrative duties as required and assume responsibilities for service improvement. A short visit Saturday morning rota is in operation (currently 1 in 10).

Candidates will possess a first degree in biological/biochemical/medical sciences, and post-graduate experience to post-doctoral level is essential. Candidates must have good literacy, IT and mathematical skills. Familiarity with quality management systems would be useful (The laboratory is accredited with the CPA (UK) Ltd and addressing UKAS standards). A solid scientific knowledge combined with a logical approach is essential. The company has a considerable research portfolio to which everyone contributes.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the UK.

The successful applicant will initially be appointed for a 12 month probationary period and subject to satisfactory performance will be offered a permanent post. Pay and pension will be competitive and commensurate with age/experience. Applications (CV and hand-written covering letter) should be submitted to Dr Andrea Collins at the address above. Requests for more information should be made by email to

The closing date for applications is 31/12/2016

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