The Company:

MOLOGIC is a diagnostics innovation, development and manufacturing company with an international reputation for delivering game-changing technologies that improve treatment outcomes and the lives of patients and users alike. With an emerging global presence and a dynamic, world-class scientific team, everyone is passionate about our innovative approach to healthcare and how our efforts will expedite real change for many.

In addition to products for healthcare, the company also delivered products and technology into other market sectors, including agriculture and horticulture, and further supports vaccine initiatives for multiple clients.

The company is at another exciting juncture of its development, having recently secured a second round of investment to support the commercialisation of the product portfolio, and successfully delivered the major milestone within the CARD initiative. Growth is needed to continue delivery and realise the true value of these successes so that others can benefit too.

The Position:

We are looking for passionate Research & Development Scientists to join the team full time in developing the next generation point of care diagnostics at our laboratories in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire.

This is a multidisciplinary role requiring the candidate to proactively drive project progress in the research and development of lateral flow products.  This includes, but is not limited to, project planning and reporting against agreed milestones, biomarker discovery, material assessment and optimisation, reagent development, and antibody characterisation, utilising purification and analysis techniques, for both internal and external customer focussed projects.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments
  • development and optimisation of immunoassays (ELISA and Lateral flow)
  • reagent development and characterisation including bioconjugations
  • recording and analysing data (including writing up in lab books)
  • collecting, preparing and/or testing samples
  • good laboratory practice
  • presenting results
  • writing reports, reviews and summaries
  • keeping up to date with relevant scientific and technical developments

You will need to be a collaborative, self-starter, quick learner, and able to thrive in a vibrant environment where multitasking is routine. You will need to have a wide-breadth of knowledge and practical experience while always looking to learn and improve.

Key skills:

  • Conducting and supporting scientific investigations and experiments
  • Analytical skills
  • Independence
  • Good team player
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Time management
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • IT proficiency (Microsoft packages and other statistical software)

Desirable skills:

  • Experience in statistics would be advantageous
  • Clinical trial experience

Education/Experience:

A proven record of effective applied scientific creativity in the field of healthcare diagnostics. Experience in either biochemistry, immunodiagnostics or applied industrial research is essential. An Honours Degree (or equivalent) in science with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience.

Rewards:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 public holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance contribution
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free refreshments (tea/coffee/fruit and more often than not, cake!)

To apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter to info@mologic.co.uk