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Careers in Life Sciences

    • Scintillant Recruitment - exclusively focused to the placement of key scientists within the Life Sciences sector in the UK and Europe.
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Top 10 Candidates

  • Biotechnology Business Development Professional
    21
    Feb
    Commercial Biotechnology Business Development Professional with over 15 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development and R&D across several Life Science sectors.
  • Business Development & Portfolio Planning Professional
    21
    Feb
    An experienced Business Development, Licensing and Portfolio Planning Professional, currently Head of Department, with a strong mix of scientific, strategic planning and marketing expertise.
  • Applied Statistician
    21
    Feb
    An applied statistician with a strong scientific and technical background and extensive experience of manufacturing and R&D
  • Business Operations Manager
    16
    Nov
    Business Operations Manager with a mix of Engineering, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry degrees and 12 years’ in-depth industry experience.
  • Professor Department of Molecular and Applied Biology
    07
    Oct
    PhD BEng(hons) BA CEng FIMechE FRSB, based in Kent, currently a professor of Molecular and Applied Biology
  • Clinical Contracts Manager
    03
    May
    Clinical Contracts Manager with Masters Degree in Intellectual Property
  • Microbiologist (Ref: 132215)
    12
    Feb
    Microbiologist, PhD Molecular Microbiology, with 6 years post-doc experience working within the Biotechnology industry. Primary focus, Virology.
  • Biomedical Scientist (Ref: 132218)
    12
    Feb
    Biomedical Scientist, State Registered, FIBMS with speciality in Haematology and Blood Transfusion. 5 years experience, post Fellowship, in routine Haematology laboratory of a major Regional Hospital ...
  • Molecular Biologist (Ref: 132221)
    11
    Feb
    Molecular Biologist, PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology with 3 years Post Doc experience in Academia and a further 3 years within the Pharmaceutical industry. Primary focus Genetics and Genomics.

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Recent Jobs in Life Sciences

  • Norwich - £31,000 to £38,100 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Life Sciences sector.  We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Research Assistant (SRA) to join the Genomics Pipeline Group of a highly successful organisation based in Norwich. The SRA will play a key role in automating, troubleshooting and streamlining both current and future pipelines.  The successful candidate will also assist production teams with the preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries.  The SRA’s work will support the Institute’s strategic science programme, the National Capability in Genomics and Single Cell Analysis. Senior Research Assistant’s Key Duties and Responsibilities: Work closely with other laboratory staff in Genomics Pipelines to plan, execute and deliver scheduled high throughput and novel techniques Transition complex and cutting-edge laboratory processes onto the Institute’s installed base of liquid handling robotics platforms, as well as ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of laboratory automation. Provide continuous improvements and extensions to current systems Troubleshoot automated workflows to promptly return high-throughput pipelines to production and minimise downtime Maintain accurate and timely records using LIMS and electronic notebook software Draft and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for automated workflows Contribute to the dissemination of automation protocols via publications and other media opportunities Assist with the production of automated next-generation sequencing libraries Deliver training to other RAs using automated protocols for deployment into production Senior Research Assistant’s Education, Experience and Skills: Masters degree, or preferably, PhD in Molecular Biology or equivalent relevant subject Fully experienced in the performance of standard molecular biology laboratory techniques Fully experienced in utilising liquid handling processes such as Beckmam Coulter, Perkin Elmer and Hamilton systems, including the development and optimisation of protocols Experienced in writing scripts and developing protocols for liquid handling platforms Experienced in writing automated scripts utilising commonly deployed lab automation software, such as Hamilton Venus software and Beckman Coulter Biomek Familiarity with molecular cloning and modern DNA sequencing technologies Experienced in the use of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) Experienced and confident use of Microsoft office Ability to travel and work a non-conventional pattern at times

  • London Bridge - £100,000 to £137,500 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Partnership & Channels Manager that will play a key role in the development of a new partnership model focused on Channels and Alliances. This role will be responsible for key activities including defining and executing the strategy for partner development and accreditation. Salary: £100,000 to £110,000 + 25% Bonus The Channels Manager will have experience in the management of partnership relationships and the use of Channels to drive significant business growth and customer value. Partnership & Channels Manager’s Main Duties: Support the evolution of the Channels strategy for partners Develop an accreditation and certification framework for companies and individuals Execute an accreditation process for partner organisations, working with Product and Professional Services domain experts Manage and conduct technical training for new and expanding partnerships Directly contribute to the internal awareness related to partnerships across multiple internal departments which will be necessary to deliver key foundational support elements of the partnership framework Act as their Analytics representative in direct communication with external partners and experienced industry professionals Work with dedicated internal teams to create a flow of information from the helpdesk and usage intelligence to inform partner management and training plans. Capture use cases that can form future enhancements and/or products Partnership & Channels Manager’s Skills, Experience and Qualifications: Grounding in a comparable role in partnerships, channels, alliances and resellers Minimum BS degree (Masters Preferred) with Life Science focus. Working experience in the Life Sciences industry Experience of working in a global, matrix environment Can set priorities and be flexible in a changing environment. Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills, ability to work cross-culturally. Confident and proactive, with outstanding oral and written communication skills. Ability to gain and retain confidence and respect of partners and customers Good time management skills in planning and prioritising workload demands A strong team player with the ability to work on own initiative. Fluent in English Ability to work with remote cross-functional and cross-cultural teams Consistently delivers on commitments Experience with data integration, data mining and analytics would be an advantage Experience with digital commerce would be an advantage

  • London Bridge - £55,000 to £125,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Strategic Account Manager (SAM) that has an excellent track record selling technology and information solutions to Pharmaceutical companies. A dynamic self-starter who has the ability to network and manage relationships across many different functions within a complex global organisation. The post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective global account strategy through collaboration with Strategic Account Team members, the Custom Solution Team and Customer Training. A strong communicator to both senior management and scientific end users with the ability to clearly articulate an in depth understanding of the company’s Product, Platform and Solution will be essential. Salary:         £55,000 to £65,000 + £60k OTC Total OTE £115,000 to £125,000 Strategic Account Manager’s Main Duties: To achieve/exceed territory revenue plan. To maintain existing subscriber base through renewals and to grow revenues from within existing accounts. To prepare an account plan for each organisation which includes an implementation schedule of Total Account Management. Lead SAM will be responsible for creating and updating account profiles. Devise overall strategy for each assigned “lead” account, with the help of the Regional Sales Manager and other support functions. Present account strategy to all SAM’s and allocate actions. Chair regularly scheduled account development meetings with peer and Executive Committee to develop account awareness within organization. SAM team will be charged with developing, adapting and ultimately owning the sales strategy for each account. Acquire detailed in-depth knowledge of products and retain up-to-date. Report back from customer training sessions; recording customer feedback, gathering customer intelligence and actioning follow-up as required. Maintain and update sales progress reports and other administrative reporting mechanisms according to agreed timeframes. Liaise effectively with internal departments (Product Development, Sales Support and Marketing Department) to maximise sales opportunities and to keep up to date with existing and new services and marketing/sales campaigns. Maintain customer satisfaction with all services and functions. Deputise for team members and line manager as and when required. Take responsibility for identifying training and developmental needs for self. Strategic Account Manager’s Skills, Experience and Qualifications: BSc Degree, or higher, with a Life Sciences focus is desirable. A track record selling technology and information solutions to Pharmaceutical companies. A keen ability to extend the customer contact base through to new business channels and to develop the strategic alignment to customer. Appropriate granular knowledge and understanding of the Drug Development market and its key drivers. Able to present an appreciation of the competitive landscape of the Pharma sectors. Ability to manage and generate revenue from existing customers through a conscientious and driven approach with excellent customer management skills. Commercial acumen with a proactive and creative approach to looking after the needs and concerns of customers and an understanding of the role of customer training as an integral part of the sales process. Excellent communication and influencing skills through verbal and interpersonal presentation. The ability to deal with a wide range of customers, from Heads of Information, Research & Development, Informatics and Regulatory within large Pharma. Ability to communicate complex technical information to both small and large groups and to handle questions in a commercially astute and sensitive manner. Well organised and disciplined team player in regard to policy, procedure and standards. Good organisational skills with ability to set priorities and be flexible in changing environment

  • Norwich - £48,000 to £60,000 pa

    Our client, an internationally respected Institute, is seeking a creative early-career or established researcher to develop and deliver scientific excellence and social and economic impact in food and health research. Main Activities & Responsibilities: Lead and manage project teams including supervising researchers and visiting workers, supporting effective career development, and maintaining high levels of performance representative of a world class institute. Contribute to the development and management of activities within the Institute, deputising for the Institute leader when necessary. Initiate the development of funding proposals and projects as self-contained items or as part of broader programmes. Secure significant research funding in accordance with the level of the role. Take the lead in writing project reports and papers for publication in leading academic journals and other relevant media, including being available to provide expert commentary in a variety of media. Develop business opportunities by liaising with and influencing industry, government, and other external partners. Travel nationally and internationally to develop professional and commercial collaborations and attend appropriate conferences in the consolidation of the Institute’s international reputation. Education, Qualifications and Skill Requirements: PhD with a focus on food. Knowledge of food management processes, including composition data and dietary assessment methods. Strong publication record in peer reviewed journals. Experience of commercialisation of research studies. Strong collaboration skills. Relevant Experience Requirements: Established record of Post-Doctoral activities, including a history of obtaining research funding and effective management of projects. Experience of effectively leading, managing and mentoring project teams. Experience of food information systems. Experience of participation and leadership in interdisciplinary research, particularly in food, nutrition and health. Success in leading and initiating interdisciplinary collaborations with academia, industry and regulatory authorities. Interpersonal Skill Requirements: Ability to promote equality and values diversity. Ability to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff Ability to present the Institute both nationally and internationally as an innovative, professional and fulfilling place to progress careers. Present a positive image of self and the Institute, promoting both international reputation and public engagement aims of the Institute.

  • Botolph Claydon - £15,500 to £18,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a R&D Lab Technician to join a highly successful organisation base in Botolph Claydon, Bucks. The R&D Laboratory Technician will support the operation of the R&D Laboratory in delivering an efficient organisation responsive to the needs of the company in accordance with the established SOPs. They will assist with and perform alone, experiments in the Research and Development department, reporting methods and results, and researching project related topics. R&D Lab Technician’s Main Duties: To assist in the development of new products for commercialisation and to improve existing products and/or procedures by: o Becoming competent in and performing experiments as requested in a timely and efficient way. o Carrying out tasks accurately and following strict methodologies. o Keeping accurate and detailed records on experimental methodology, data collection, formulations and other pertinent information relating to projects according to R & D procedures and, as required, interpreting and presenting results. o Making notes and questioning experimental methodology in order to gain an understanding of how and why experiments are performed and gain skills in troubleshooting. To ensure compliance to the Company Quality System and ensure where necessary that all documentation relating to the Quality System are completed to the required standard. To maintain a current awareness of all key technological and commercial developments which appertain to the company’s focus of activities and relevant markets. To maintain high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and general good housekeeping within the department and to ensure that work areas are kept tidy and orderly at all times. To ensure work area is sufficiently stocked with materials/equipment required for each day’s work. To carry out additional specific tasks as requested from time to time. R&D Lab Technician’s Qualifications, Skills and Experience An A 'level in science is essential, maths desirable. Computer skills: MS Office essential, Statistical analysis desirable. Ability to work in an organised way and follow exact methods. Ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems. Good hand-eye coordination and the ability to use technical equipment with accuracy. Excellent oral communication Experience in providing demonstrations and writing technical reports Attention to detail Professional Development Training will be provided on: o The use of technical apparatus within the lab. o Conducting specific preparation tasks prior to experimentation. o The generation of data packs. o Health and Safety. Opportunities for further training and courses.

  • Botolph Claydon - £17,500 to £22,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an QC Laboratory Technician to join a highly successful organisation based in Botolph Claydon. The successful candidate will work with a small team to carry out tasks in the QC department, to report results clearly and promptly. QC Laboratory Technician’s Main Duties: Inoculation of Quality Control samples. Preparation of agar, agar plates and media. Routine operation and maintenance of the Bactec Blood Culture analysing system. Conduct commercial product Quality Control testing in accordance with UKAS Accreditation Standard ISO 17025. Assist in maintenance and calibration of equipment and record management. Check and maintain stocks of laboratory consumables. Deputise for the Coordinator in their absence on specified tasks. Conduct specific commercial product manufacture activities. Assist with development of production improvements. Preparation and despatch of materials for gamma irradiation. Carry out project work as required. Maintain laboratories in a clean and tidy condition at all times. Conduct environmental monitoring where required. QC Laboratory Technician’s Qualifications, Skills and Experience An A level in a science subject. Basic microbiology knowledge. Some laboratory experience. Competent with Word, Excel and Microsoft Office programmes Basic understanding of ISO 17025 standard Professional Development Training will be provided on:

  • Central London - £60,000 to £80,000 pa

    Senior Clinical Product Specialist’s Main Purpose: The Senior Clinical Product Specialist will play a key role in supporting the development of existing clinical solutions within the clinical portfolio, including but not limited to clinical trials Intelligence and future analytics. They will be responsible for working alongside all key editorial, commercial, marketing and technology stakeholders to ensure the continued success and growth of these solutions. They will be a key component of future clinical solutions and will support the Product Management and Technology Teams with thought leadership as well as interacting with customers and sales to gather market intelligence and validate current approaches. The position requires strong clinical knowledge and a thorough understanding of the drug development life cycle, current market and industry trends, competitive dynamics, and core users, along with their workflow and key needs.  Clinical Product Specialist’s Duties and responsibilities: Manage existing clinical portfolio products by integrating customer need and feedback matched to the established product development requirements. Develop product roadmaps and educate internal stakeholders, such as sales and marketing, on technology, platform and new product opportunities. Support the formulation of a clinical business strategy based on solid industry and technical knowledge, providing recommendations for new business opportunities whilst keeping abreast of rapidly emerging technologies. Conduct comprehensive Market Research in the provision of a complete understanding of user and competitive environments. Collaborate with Customer Care, Analysts and UX Design teams to create solutions that meet the customer needs. Present the company at industry conferences, exhibitions and user meetings. Undertake joint visits with the global sales team to demonstrate products to prospects and customers. Work with the Sales and Marketing teams on the development of marketing materials and marketing campaigns. Work with the product development teams to review and prioritize product specifications and delivery timelines aligned with milestones and budget. Track sales performance and usage after product launch. Monitor sales, services, customer and prospect feedback. Capture use cases that can form future enhancements and/or products. Clinical Product Specialist’s Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications Minimum BSc degree with a Life Science focus.  A Masters would be preferred. Working experience of drug discovery in the Life Sciences industry. More than 3 years’ hands-on experience in a Product Management Position. Experience in trial design and site selection would be valuable. Experience of working in a global, matrix environment. Able to set priorities and be flexible in a changing environment. Fluent in English with outstanding oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills.   Salary:         £60,000 to £70,000 possibly extra for the right candidate + with 10% bonus

  • Cambridge - £28,000 to £32,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates with expertise in Regulatory and Clinical Compliance Documentation. We have an excellent opportunity for an Administrator to join a global biotechnology /pharma company based in Cambridge. Contract 3 + years FTC Core Duties The provision of administrative support for the company’s activities related to Regulatory and Clinical Documentation management. Responsibilities will include interface with contracted clinical research companies, organisations, internal and external staff, in the delivery of these services. Key skills, Knowledge and Experience Good track record in the management of formal records and documents. Proficient and effective use of MS Office and SharePoint Comprehensive understanding of global regulatory requirements, guidelines and associated documentation. Knowledge and practical experience of GCP Guidelines and documentation. A key interest in records management Qualifications Required Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science discipline Minimum of 2 years directly related experience in a similar role Desirable Qualifications: Masters Degree in a relevant science discipline

  • Cambridge - £45,000 to £65,000 pa

      We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the medical communications sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Medical Writer to join a well-respected, expanding agency that provides imaginative communication materials to the healthcare industry for diverse target audiences. Their Scientific expertise, commitment, and teamwork give their global clients confidence that they will deliver excellence. Senior Medical Writer’s Core Duties The Senior Medical Writer role provides leadership in the delivery of accurate and well-written medical and scientific communications. The role is office-based, and involves a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: providing strategic and scientific input to a range of projects and proposals undertaking literature research, analysing data, and providing critical appraisal developing evidence-based text for various types of communication, including manuscripts, training programmes (paper-based and e-learning), and value dossiers generating specialist communication pieces for the purposes of issue handling and information sharing attending international Advisory Boards and other scientific meetings, before preparing strategic meeting minutes or follow-up reports providing creative input to the visual development of materials preparing slide kits and supporting texts working in close collaboration with a team of editors, project managers, and clients. In addition to content creation, the Senior Medical Writer is also responsible for managing, coaching, and mentoring other medical writers. Project management aspects of the role include contributing to the scoping of projects and to financial planning; business development aspects include providing scientific expertise for new business pitches and the preparation of proposal documents. Senior Medical Writer’s Key Experience strong scientific background a degree in a relevant life science or medical subject (2:1 or above) at least three years of experience in medical writing. postgraduate qualification is advantageous, but not essential. must have a passion for accurate and effective scientific communication, with a keen eye for detail. exceptional command of written English. IT literate with excellent organisational skills. a willingness to travel is also required.

  • Cambridge - £25,000 to £35,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the medical communications sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Medical Writer to join a well-respected, expanding agency that provides imaginative communication materials to the healthcare industry for diverse target audiences. Their Scientific expertise, commitment, and teamwork give their global clients confidence that they will deliver excellence. Medical Writer’s Core Duties The Medical Writer role is responsible for the preparation of accurate and well-written medical and scientific communication pieces that clients require for internal and external purposes. The role is office-based, and involves a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: undertaking literature research, analysing data, and providing critical appraisal developing evidence-based text for various types of communication, including manuscripts, training programmes (paper-based and e-learning), and value dossiers preparing slide kits and supporting texts generating specialist communication pieces for the purposes of issue handling and information sharing attending international Advisory Boards and other scientific meetings, before preparing strategic meeting minutes or follow-up reports providing creative input to the visual development of materials providing strategic and scientific input to a range of projects and proposals working in close collaboration with a team of editors, project managers, and clients. Medical Writer’s Key Experience strong scientific background a degree in a relevant life science or medical subject (2:1 or above) postgraduate qualification is advantageous, but not essential. must have a passion for accurate and effective scientific communication, with a keen eye for detail. exceptional command of written English. IT literate with excellent organisational skills. a willingness to travel is also required.

Testimonials

  • Nigel Rutman, Barnet Hospital
    10
    Feb
    "Working with the Scintillant team was a fantastic experience. They offer a professional and thorough service and really listened to all my requirements. I would highly recommend them to anyone."