OGT is a leading global provider of clinical and diagnostic genomic solutions. We believe in creating products and partnerships that enable clinicians to deliver personalised healthcare to patients and that empower clinical researchers to develop the next generation of precision medicines.

Are you looking for a change in your career, are you an ambitious and motivated individual? This could be the role for you!

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Scientist to support the R&D team which is responsible for all research and development activity within the organisation.

Reporting to our R&D Manager, you will play a crucial role in new product and process development process, design reviews, performing product investigations and taking part of internal and external audits.

Due to the nature of the projects, this role is suited to somebody who is highly organised and will take pride in delivering high-quality R&D work whilst suggesting process improvement to increase efficiency.

Your duties will include:

  • Contribute to research, development and improvement of new and existing products which either increase existing efficiencies or expand the product portfolio
  • Assist with finding solutions to scientific and technical problems in the Company as they arise
  • Plan and conduct experiments, analyse results, attend weekly R&D meetings, reporting on work progress and presenting when required
  • Write experimental methods and results in Company laboratory notebooks using Quality guidelines and in a logical and concise manner that can be used in future as reference material
  • Keep up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments and to disseminate any new information which may benefit the Company
  • Attend relevant scientific meetings and conferences if appropriate
  • Produce all required documents for relevant technical transfers
  • Ensure a smooth flow of information between R&D and other departments across the organisation
  • Adhere to procedures documented in the Cytocell and OGT quality management system and comply with company Health and Safety, bio-safety, HTA regulations and ISO accreditations
  • Provide technical expertise and training to other members of the team

What we’re looking for in you:

Essential

  • Masters degree or equivalent in a biological-related discipline with a minimum of 1 year of relevant industrial experience
  • Experience of working in a research environment
  • Have the ability to work to deadlines, as part of a team, in an occasionally high-pressure environment
  • Be a strong team player, with good communication skills and attention to detail
  • Have a proactive and inquisitive scientific approach with the interest and ability to solve problems
  • Be technically excellent.

Desirable

  • Bachelors or PhD in a biological-related discipline with 1-2 years of relevant industrial experience
  • Experience with being responsible of experimental design and implementation on laboratory work on small projects
  • Experience with reporting, presenting and project planner on small projects
  • Demonstrable experience of molecular biology techniques, such as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Fluorescent in-situ Hybridisation (FISH) 
  • Have an understanding of fluorescent labeling of DNA and bacterial manipulations, culturing for the extraction of DNA to make FISH probes 
  • Experience of working in a corporate environment and to ISO13485.

In return you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme (10% non-contributory)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Private Dental Insurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Life Assurance
  • 25 days holiday plus UK bank holidays
  • High Street Discount Scheme.

Application is via CV & a one-page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, salary expectations and notice period

Please note that we will need to establish your right to work during the recruitment process.

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