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Production Scientist, Cambridgeshire

Background –

Do you want to work in a fast-paced, high-growth in-vitro diagnostic start up? Do you want to utilise your skills to make a difference for people suffering from cardio-vascular disease? This is an exciting opportunity for a Production Associate Scientist to join the expanding team. You will be part of the team responsible for transitioning products from R&D to production to launch within the QMS-13485 regulated lab in Cambridge. You will also work on life-cycle management projects for the existing brands bringing new innovations into developing products.

You will have experience in working in a commercial production environment and have a background in surface chemistry. You will be able to perform experiments and analyse and interpret results independently. Experience working with lateral flow technologies would be a definite plus. You enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment and have a passion for digital technologies.

Salary – £40,000-£50,000

Location – Cambridgeshire, UK


  • Conducting scientific experiments to improve existing technologies:
    • Improvements to existing chemical biomarker assays
    • Improvements to existing in-vitro diagnostic device parts
    • Precision and bias measurement
    • Performance evaluation validation studies
    • Stability assessment and optimisation
  • Responsible for production validation and verification experiments
  • Responsible for in-process QC experiments
  • Responsible for incoming goods control
  • Responsible for low-volume production
  • Member of team to transfer technology to out-sourcing providers
  • Lab management
    • Ordering of consumables
    • Maintaining inventory in lab
    • Maintenance of a clean safe working environment in accordance of GLP and ISO-13485
  • Scientific contributor
    • Analysing and presenting data and results internally at R&D meetings
    • Presenting results and performing demonstrations to partners, clients and investors

Requirements –

  • PhD preferred
  • Degree in chemistry essential, knowledge of surface chemistry a plus
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in manufacturing within diagnostic or medical device companies
  • Proficiency in quality systems (ISO 13485), associated documentation and processes
  • Knowledge of the in-vitro diagnostic industry and regulations (IVDD and IVDR)
  • Experience in tech transfer from R&D setting
  • Experience in lateral flow device manufacturing a plus
  • Experience of software as a medical device (SAMD) a plus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passionate about technology, healthcare and entrepreneurship
  • Experienced in working in cross-functional teams
  • Driven, motivated and organised
  • Working independently with a high level of accountability

The benefits –

  • 25 days holiday
  • Flexi Hours
  • Pension Scheme

Next Steps:

For further details on this exceptional role, please click the Apply Now button. If you can specify a best time to talk, please do; we will get in touch when it suits you best. You will then be contacted by one of our specialist consultants, who will provide you with further details about the role.

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If you would like to talk, please give us a call on 0113 468 9230. We look forward to speaking with you!

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£40000 - £50000 per annum + Flexible hours + Pension + 25 days holiday



The Benefits

Flexible hours + Pension + 25 days holiday

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