Senior Scientist

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00049609
  • Consultant: Mary Bolt
  • Contact: 01246 457702
  • Date Published: 15.01.2021
  • Sector: Diagnostics, Medical Devices
  • Location: Bedford, Home Counties, South East
  • Discipline: Research And Development

CK Group are recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join a rapidly growing diagnostics research and development company at their site based near Bedford on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company: Our client is offering an opportunity to be involved in transforming In Vitro Diagnostic testing and providing next generation of healthcare. Due to continued growth of our client's business they are looking for proactive, experience and enthusiastic individuals who can help make a significant contribution to the continued success of the business.

Senior Scientist role: You will be responsible for key areas of diagnostic assay R&D and will have people management and development responsibilities.

Key areas of Responsibility

  • Lead the development of significant project activities to develop new assay formats including, immuno- and electro-chemical assays, on-board control systems and liquid controls.
  • Design and execute appropriate experiments for the purpose of developing and assessing assays to meet the required performance, stability and cost requirements.
  • Create and maintain quality records for the purpose of assessing and improving assay methodologies and documenting experiments in a manner appropriate to the stage ofR&D.
  • Manage and develop scientists and technicians within the team.


  • Educated to degree level or above in life science or a related field with previous laboratory experience with the IVD industry and experience of immunoassay (incl.fluorescent detection) and electro-chemical technologies and their application within IVD.
  • Demonstrably skilled at problem solving and innovation with a proven track record of novel assay development.
  • Line management experience
  • Ideally experience of using particle-based immunoassays and knowledge of reagent/conjugation chemistry.

Apply: Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information or to apply for this Senior Scientist position please contact Mary Bolt on 01246 457729 or email Please quote reference 49609 in all correspondence.


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