Jun 30, 2021

Scientist (Assay Development)

  • Sense Biodetection Limited
  • Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3EB, UK
Full time Diagnostics Science

Job Description

Company:  Sense is transforming healthcare by redefining diagnostics. Our Veros™ instrument-free molecular platform empowers doctors and patients by delivering diagnostic results that can be trusted, in a way never thought possible.

Backed by some of the most respected venture capital firms in the world, we are a rapidly growing Company that is launching an entirely new class of diagnostic product: a rapid, disposable, instrument-free molecular product platform delivering the “gold standard” performance of laboratory testing without the constraints of costly instruments or readers.

We believe our approach enables better access, better outcomes, and better value across every aspect of healthcare.  Sense is aggressively growing from its strong research and development foundation and emerging as the global leader in this exciting new segment of healthcare.

The Role and Responsibilities: This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to contribute to the development and growth of an innovative molecular diagnostics start-up company. Working in close collaboration with the existing molecular discovery, molecular development and engineering teams in a multidisciplinary environment, the successful candidate will perform a crucial role in the development of innovative molecular diagnostic assays and products. The candidate is expected to contribute at each stage, from assay design (bioinformatics), through to experimental screening, optimisation and integration into a format suitable for use in point-of-care molecular diagnostic products.

Applicant: Candidates are expected to have a scientific degree relevant to the role in addition to laboratory experience in the diagnostics industry. The role offers significant opportunities for growth and development of both laboratory and personal attributes. This role will suit a candidate who backs themselves to deliver against milestones and has the scientific confidence to get things done in a robust, direct and innovative way. Previous experience in a company is desirable but not required.  What is expected is that the candidate buys into the vision of the company and can self-motivate and direct themselves to create value in a fast-moving organisation.  A post graduate degree (Masters / PhD qualification) would be an advantage. More broadly, we are looking for a team player with the initiative, flexibility, drive and enthusiasm to make a difference, to achieve goals and exceed expectations in a dynamic start-up environment.

Package: Competitive salary (including healthcare, pension and share options).

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