Senior Scientist

LGC Group

Senior Scientist

LGC Group

Hoddesdon, United Kingdom

Division/Function: Genomics
Reports To: Robin Butler (Head of R&D)

1. Job Purpose:

The Research & Development Senior Scientist role exists to act as a scientific lead within the local R&D team and subject matter expert in the field of PCR. Critically performing technical work and participating in project teams involved in:

  • New Product Development;
  • Technical Transfer of new products and methods to appropriate service or support teams;
  • Key Account Technical Support including potential requirement for customer visits.

2. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • New product development;
  • Collaborating with scientists across LGC to ensure launch of high value products and services;
  • To be a ‘go-to’ technical expert in the field of PCR technologies;
  • Management of direct reports.

3. Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills:

The individual will have PhD (or BSc and equivalent experience) in a relevant subject Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field. Additionally they will have experience of working in industry or an understanding of new product development.

  • Expert knowledge of a broad range of PCR techniques;
  • General understanding of molecular biology techniques;
  • Proven track record in the development of new products and services;
  • Capable of technical transfer of methods and products including training and protocol writing;
  • Ability to devise verification plans with minimal input or direction;
  • Expert troubleshooting and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to replicate and modify external methods with minimal technical information or support;
  • Ability to manage and develop junior scientists;
  • Recombinant Protein Production;
  • Programming in Python, R or Matlab;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Intellectual Property.

4. Specific Role & Responsibilities:

  • Line management responsibility;
  • Ability to prioritise workloads of self and others and provide technical supervision of all technical staff as required;
  • Development of new products and services.

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