Jun 30, 2021

Production Scientist

  • Sense Biodetection Limited
  • 10a Harding Way, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 3WR, UK
Full time Diagnostics Manufacturing 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: As part of the rapid expansion of its biomanufacturing capabilities Sense currently has an opportunity for a skilled and motivated Production Scientist to join the team in Cambridge as the company’s first products progress into commercial production with following key responsibilities:

  • Prepare and qualify biochemical reagents for manufacture in commercial products
  • Produce molecular diagnostic assay reagents to agreed work instructions
  • Support the installation, validation and maintenance of laboratory manufacturing equipment
  • Preparation of batch production records for commercial supply 
  • Ensure compliance of production operations with the company’s quality system
  • Support the smooth running and management of the biomanufacturing facilities
  • Support the preparation and continuous improvement of biomanufacturing activities
  • Other support tasks including cleaning and maintaining areas and calibrating equipment
  • Writing documents and working instructions
  • Operation of the lyophilisation equipment

There is significant scope to tailor this role to meet the skills and experience of the successful applicant to ensure a challenging and rewarding role with opportunities for development and progression as the company grows. 

Essential requirements: 

  • A Degree (or equivalent) in a Science or related discipline
  • Experience working in a production laboratory environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and good communication skills
  • Experience in following SOPs and reporting on deviations
  • A team player, with initiative, flexibility, drive and enthusiasm to achieve goals and exceed expectations in a dynamic start-up environment.


  • Experience in aseptic manufacturing in a controlled clean-room environment
  • Experience of lyophilisation / freeze drying
  • Hands-on experience of working in a regulated industry
  • An awareness of GLP ISO9001/ISO13485 quality standards or GMP

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