Scientist - Molecular Biology - Oxford

  • Job Reference: H486
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2018
  • Recruiter: Harrington Recruitment
  • Location: Oxford UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Biology / Pharma
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Consultants
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0208 349 8112

Job Description

Main Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Work within the current team to develop assays using proprietary technologies
  • Write rules, execute testing and write reports to support product validation and verification
  • Respond individually to resolve technical problems encountered during experimental procedures to improve results
  • Engage in project planning, process updates and critical decision making, ensuring activities are constant with the project’s critical path, and respond suitably to changing priorities 

Qualifications & Skills:

  • A PhD, or, MSc with suitable experience, in an environment where molecular biology is strongly used
  • Clear knowledge of techniques based upon polymerase chain reaction (e.g. RT-PCR, qRT-PCR) and experience designing and trouble-shooting these assays
  • Highly motivated with strong time management skills and ability to plan out duties
  • Team orientated with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to take ownership and responsibility of tasks


  • Experience in establishing, designing, upgrading and validating RUO/IVD assays
  • Is familiar with ISO13485 Quality Management System and IVD regulations