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Recent Jobs in Life Sciences

  • London - Salary negotiable

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an Applications Scientist, FTIR to join a British & Danish Diagnostics organisation. The primary responsibility of the Applications Scientist is to assist with the commercial development of a diagnostic application for an acute unmet clinical need. The role includes FTIR experimental planning/execution and protocol development. Method optimisation and instrument responsibility will be part of the work, as well the use of quantitative software to develop, monitor and improve the quality of our analyses. Applications Scientist’s Main Duties: Optimising sample preparation and FTIR spectroscopic measurements of human fluid samples Chemometric modelling Supporting multi-phase clinical trials for method validation and commercial medical diagnostics development Liaising with external engineering and laboratory equipment/consumables/software suppliers Project planning and experimental design Guiding and conducting experiments in collaboration with team and external partners Performing all work in accordance with company quality assurance procedures and GLP Developing new and improving existing methods and tools Acting as project lead for (parts of) company project development plan Applications Scientist’s Education/Qualifications: MSc/PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical engineering, or equivalent Six years’ hands-on lab experience and excellent practical laboratory skills High degree of expertise and demonstrated experience in FTIR spectroscopy Awareness of assay development and validation Prior experience of working with commercial method development & prototype optimisation Excellent oral and written English communication skills Applications Scientist’s Preferred Qualifications Supporting clinical trials Experience in Mass Spectrometry Highly numerate, knowledge of Chemometric methods Engineering/ technical hardware and software skills Knowledge of GLP regulations and quality assurance Development and working knowledge of materials science and photonics Additional Details The Company is highly innovative, breaking new ground in diagnostics and clinical care. This is an opportunity to be part of an expert multidisciplinary team and an experienced commercial team. The company is in the advanced stages of clinical development, offering an opportunity to experience the exciting transition from the lab into the clinic.

  • London - Salary negotiable

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Laboratory Scientist to join a British & Danish Diagnostics organisation. The primary responsibility of the Senior Laboratory Scientist is to assist the R&D team with the commercial development of a diagnostic application for an acute unmet clinical need. Secondly, the role includes the day to day management of the R&D laboratory according to developed R&D protocols including ensuring the smooth and efficient running. Senior Laboratory Scientist’s Desired Skills & Experience Minimum 5 years’ experience as Laboratory Scientist  Extensive experience of working in commercial R&D environment from pharma or medical device company Prior experience of working with method validation and optimisation Experience of standard chemical and analytical biochemistry Experience of FTIR spectroscopyp Able to work under pressure, deliver to tight deadlines and meet milestones Must be able to cope with fast pace of change Additional Details The Company is highly innovative, breaking new ground in diagnostics and clinical care. This is an opportunity to be part of an expert multidisciplinary team and an experienced commercial team. The company is in the advanced stages of clinical development, offering an opportunity to experience the exciting transition from the lab into the clinic.

  • London - Salary negotiable

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Life Sciences sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Head of Research & Development person to join a British & Danish Diagnostics organisation. The primary responsibility of the Head of R&D is to coordinate all scientific activities needed to transition a laboratory-developed test (LDT) to a point-of-care diagnostic. The current project addresses an acute unmet clinical need and the know-how gained will be applied to other business opportunities. The role includes the management of scientific method optimisation using both in-house FTIR vibrational spectroscopy experimental protocols and external contract laboratories/consultants over entire product lifecycles. The success of this role is tantamount to a successful commercialisation pathway which encompasses clinical trials, hardware/software development, machine learning, and regulatory compliance. Head of Research & Development’s Main Duties: Building a team of scientists/technicians Managing activities of external contract laboratory and consultants Optimising a laboratory method which includes sample preparation, FTIR measurements, reference data analysis and chemometric data analysis Performing all work in accordance with company quality assurance procedures and GLP Liaising with specialised engineering consultancy and strategic suppliers Supporting multi-phase clinical trials for method refinement and point-of-care medical diagnostics development Project planning, experimental and protocol design Head of Research & Development’s Education/Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical engineering, or equivalent Six years’ scientific management experience in a commercial medical diagnostics or pharmaceutical organisation Proven laboratory management skills Quantitative analysis of laboratory data GLP and/or GMP experience and QC Experience in assay development, validation, and delivery Experience of working with commercial method development and prototype optimisation Excellent oral and written English communication skills Head of Research & Development’s Preferred Qualifications Scientific support of clinical trials Experience in FTIR and Mass Spectrometry analysis Highly numerate, knowledge of Chemometric methods Engineering/technical hardware and software skills Understanding of data science algorithms Additional Details The Company is highly innovative, breaking new ground in diagnostics and clinical care. This is an opportunity to be part of an expert multidisciplinary team and an experienced commercial team. The company is in the advanced stages of clinical development, offering an opportunity to experience the exciting transition from the lab into the clinic.

  • Norwich - £50,000 pa

    Scintillant and LinkPoint Resources specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the life sciences sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Statistician to join a highly professional organisation on a contract role with a view for to a possible permanent role in the future. Job Summary: Main Duties: To carry out statistical analysis in collaboration with researchers and students, working across all areas of science, but primarily in human and animal studies. To carry out experimental design and power calculations at the experiment planning stage, in conjunction with research leaders and staff. To provide help and training in basic statistics and the use of various standard statistical packages to staff and students. To deputise for the Institute Statistician as required and carry out various sign-off duties (e.g. experimental designs; statistical approval during the governance process relating to human/animal studies). As agreed with the line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post. Experience & Skills Essential: Significant experience of biostatistical analysis Experience of working on projects involving animal, human and clinical trials Knowledge and experience of statistical software tools and methods Proven track record of reporting on statistical analysis e.g. for inclusion in scientific papers Excellent interpersonal skills - approachability Ability to conduct dialogue on statistical matters with non-specialists Ability to engage with researchers about their science, and ask relevant questions - to understand the language of biologists Interest and ability to engage with students and provide training Demonstrated ability to work independently, using initiative and problem solving skills Excellent time management and organisational skills Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to present complex information with clarity Ability to follow instructions/Standard Operating Procedures Promotes and strives for continuous improvement Willingness to work outside standard working hours when required Desirable Experience of experimental design Planning of animal, human and clinical trials Education & Qualifications Essential: First degree in statistics, maths or a mathematical science Recognised professional qualification in statistics Desirable: PhD involving biostatistical analysis

  • Harrietsham - £24,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the life sciences sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Technical Support Specialist to join a successful team based in Kent. Salary- Basic £24,000 + Bonuses (also part time would be considered) Job Summary: Main Duties: Respond to product and technical enquiries in a timely and efficient manner. Diligently manage and resolve issues raised by customers regarding product performance. Follow through commercial leads to a satisfactory completion. Regularly interact with customers by email and/or telephone in the provision of information on product enhancements and new technologies. Support and regularly communicate with Distributors ensuring knowledge on company products and technologies is valid and up-to-date. Provide information which will support and improve e-marketing and sales campaigns. Integrate with technical staff to maximise their input to supporting the sales process. Regularly and extensively evaluate competitor products and technologies. Develop marketing support materials to assist sales staff in the placement of product. Interact with customers in the co-development of application notes and technology tips. Key Skills and Requirements: A Life Science Degree or equivalent. Minimum of 12 months experience working in a Life Science laboratory. Sound practical skills in the management of Molecular Biology, DNA and Biochemistry technologies. IT proficient and skilled in the use of Excel, Word, Photoshop and possibly a CRM. Strong administration skills. An outward personality with excellent communication and interactive skills.

  • Croydon, Surrey - Salary negotiable

    LinkPoint & Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the Education sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a skilled and enthusiastic science laboratory technician Science Laboratory Technician’s Core Duties Preparation, and clearing away, of experiments and practical demonstrations Supporting Physics teaching staff in curriculum delivery Routine maintenance of scientific equipment and instrumentation Local purchases, ordering, checking deliveries and invoices, etc. Constructing and modifying apparatus Photocopying, laminating, etc. Assisting with support work in other parts of the Science Department The College Approximately 85% of students come from overseas countries including China, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The college has built up a strong reputation for excellence in teaching in all subjects with particular emphasis on science, mathematics and economics. In 2016 they achieved an A level pass rate of 99% (44% A*/A). Students take the AQA examination for A Level Physics, Edexcel for Chemistry and OCR for Biology. They follow the Cambridge International Examination board for IGCSE and there is an internal foundation GCSE course. Science Laboratory Technician’s Requirements Minimum of GCSE / O level in Physics Familiar with the preparation of A level and GCSE practical activities and assessments. Good organisational skills Familiar with the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) and Health and Safety regulations. Experience within a laboratory and carrying out technical work Computer literate. Additional Information Hours of work: negotiable; 40-week year (term-time plus 4 weeks) Salary: negotiable, dependant on experience and qualifications. The College has a pension scheme. Are you enthusiastic about this job? Send us your CV in word format today

  • Sutton, Surrey  - £40,000 pa

    Main Duties: To provide general and clinical trial contractual advice and expertise to colleagues in both the Enterprise Unit and the joint Clinical Research & Development Office at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RM). To draft, review, negotiate and conclude agreements that relate to clinical trials run by or at The ICR and/or RM. To identify and meet the expectations of stakeholders in performing the clinical trials contract function. To represent the ICR and/or RM in negotiations with prospective partners and sponsors and at trade shows and conferences To be a member of the Enterprise Unit team and contribute actively to team meetings Under the direction of the Head of Clinical Trials Contracts and working closely with scientific colleagues at all levels in ICR and RM and with external legal advisors and insurers where necessary: Draft, review, negotiate and conclude (through to approval for signature) clinical trials-related contracts on behalf of the RM and The ICR and the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) including contracts with commercial and non-commercial sponsors and associated supplier and laboratory research contracts. Analyse the levels of risks posed in contracts and manage appropriately ensuring contracts are fair, equitable and enforceable. Manage and track all contracts using the contract record system including handling incoming requests from both external and internal parties and contract amendments. Work closely with study teams in RM and ICR to ensure that arrangements within clinical trials contracts meet all protocol and regulatory requirements and that key contractual obligations are identified. Where required, work with RM and ICR staff to ensure appropriate costing of research activities and pharmacy provision and governance of the clinical trial process in final contracts. Contribute as needed to the development of RM clinical research and development management systems. Advise senior management on rights, obligations and constraints in agreements and authorise them for signature. Build upon the existing relationships with the clinical study teams to develop an understanding of the nature of contracts management needed, including intellectual property protection. Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice and guidelines governing clinical research managed and run at RM and The ICR through external training where appropriateand assess the impact of any changes. Provide advice and guidance to colleagues in the Enterprise Team, elsewhere in the ICR, the joint Clinical Research & Development Directorate and study teams with regard to contractual issues in the context of clinical research. Where appropriate contribute to training and development. Review and develop new template agreements as required to ensure compliance with regulatory and governance requirements. Work closely with colleagues in The Enterprise Unit to ensure that provisions in RMH clinical trial agreements do not conflict with undertakings in ICR collaborative research agreements. Negotiate and agree routine agreements such as material transfer agreement and confidentiality agreements relating to clinical trials. Reply promptly to queries from scientists, clinicians and study teams and keep them apprised of progress. Attend trial related meetings where needed. Depending on the skills of the post holder, develop areas of expertise in intellectual property management and commercialisation. Other duties: Communicate verbally and in writing with internal (clinicians and researchers) and external parties (pharmaceutical companies, governmental entities, etc.) in a cordial, articulate and timely manner to build and develop an understanding of their needs and maintain fruitful relationships. Identify potential conflicts of interest between the objectives of the various stakeholders, and all other risks and liabilities and mitigate against their impact. Contribute to the review of the policies and procedures relating to clinical trials and related activities including insurance, IP management, governance and potential conflicts of interest. Contribute to regulatory and funder inspections as required. Attend and actively participate in Clinical R&D and Enterprise Unit meetings and contribute to discussions on strategic and general issues. Maintain sector awareness relevant to clinical trials at the ICR and RM Maintain and continue to expand established external networks, develop strategic relationships and promote partnering with the ICR and RM. Represent the ICR independently at trade exhibitions and conferences. Undertake occasional formal presentations within ICR or externally. Contribute to the development and maintenance of management information systems for contracts and other Enterprise Unit information; the preparation of management reports, metrics and other management information. Any other duties as may be required which are consistent with the nature and grade of the post. This post will hold an honorary contract with the RM. Essential Specifications: Life Science degree. Extensive and recent practical experience of successfully drafting, negotiating and concluding contracts and closing deals with external partners. Comprehensive knowledge of contract law. Strong IT skills, with the ability to use computerised and web-based administrative systems and data sources effectively. Desirable Specifications: Working knowledge of clinical trials, particularly related to applicable regulatory and ICH guidance regarding clinical research and GCP. Legal qualification. Experience of working with and applying the EU Clinical Trial Directive and other regulations appropriate to clinical trials run in the UK. Experience of working in the NHS or the higher education sector. Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology sectors.

  • NG6 - £7.50 ph

    Scintillant and LinkPoint Resources specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We are looking for a microbiology technician who will work with other lab staff and report to the Laboratory Manager. Job Summary Main Duties: ·       Manage the plating out of micro samples for both customer and manufactured products ·       Enter customer samples onto sample logging spreadsheets ·       Read plated out samples and record results ·       Organise daily forward planning of duties for the microbiology department ·       Clean and sterilise air flow cabinets, fridges, ovens and incubators ·       Complete general daily QC Analysis for manufactured products ·       Receive and process incoming telephone calls to the main lab telephone number ·       Monitor lab stock levels to enable the lab manager to order correct items and quantities Key Skills and Requirements: ·       Keep the workplace in good housekeeping order, appropriate with food grade environment regulations.  All spillages to be cleaned up immediately in the correct manner ·       Ensure that necessary safety equipment (PPE) is worn at all times (including footwear, overalls, masks, goggles and any other required to safely complete the task) ·       Responsible for cleaning spillages from your PPE and maintaining all garments in a safe and efficient state ·       Carry out other reasonable duties as requested should this be necessary to meet the needs of the business. This may involve additional duties or alternative locations other than the principal place of work ·       Operate within the Company’s Quality Assurance System at all times 

  • Harrogate - £45,000 pa

    Scintillant and LinkPoint Resources specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the pharmaceutical sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Study Director who will be working on global studies with excellent career progression into management or specialist areas. Candidates will be encouraged to attend relevant conferences and meetings to expand your knowledge. The main focus of the role is to manage their own studies and work with a global team. Job Summary: Study Director’s Main Duties: Agree the study design with the sponsor and prepare a protocol documenting the detailed investigations. Schedule and manage the study and the report to meet the sponsor's needs. Be aware at all times of study status, anticipate problem circumstances that may affect its timing, quality or integrity. Review all data to ensure its accuracy and that checking procedures have been observed. Monitor compliance with GLP and animal welfare regulations. Make interim decisions regarding necessary changes, document such changes and agree them with the sponsor as necessary. Communicate regularly with the sponsor, particularly to identify problem areas which will affect completion date or content of report. Prepare and/or review all portions of interim and final reports. Ensure that the report is concisely but completely written and includes all appropriate interpretation, information and data. Study Director’s Education/Qualifications: Ideally been awarded a degree (or equivalent) in a biological science. Excellent written and oral communication skills and word-processing capabilities are necessary. Study Director’s Experience: Previous experience managing toxicology studies is essential. Specialist knowledge in the areas of biologics, DART or infusion would be of interest but we also encourage application from individuals without this experience.

  • London - £40,000 to £45,000 pa

    Scintillant and LinkPoint Resources specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the healthcare sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Healthcare Research Manager who will be to work closely with the Healthcare team in the Public Equity business unit in London to manage a portfolio of client relationships and service client’s learning needs. At the company, the main areas in which Research Managers are evaluated include Commercial Leadership and User Engagement, Content Leadership and Network Development, Compliance and Teamwork. Each aspect is critical to success at the company where overall performance encompasses excellence in each area. Healthcare Research Manager’s Main Duties: Client relationships. Research Managers are accountable for their own 'book of business’ (the set of client relationships for which s/he is responsible), which will be a mix of Public Equity investment professionals across EMEA that invest in publicly-listed healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic companies. This relationship development will stem from in-person client meetings, project execution and telephone interactions. Facilitating educational interactions between the company’s Council Members and our clients. The Research Manager is tasked with fulfilling time-sensitive research requests by analysing client requests, and building and qualifying primary populations of topic experts. Most client/expert interactions consist of telephone consultations, but the role also involves scoping out beyond-the-call engagements, including surveys, research travel programs, and in-depth engagements. Programming and hosting live meetings. The Research Manager is responsible for programming and hosting small group roundtables, virtual content (teleconferences and webcasts) and supporting our medical conference roundtable product offering. The Research Manager will develop significant content expertise across the healthcare industry and will be responsible for developing content with leading experts relevant to the Public Equity healthcare client segment. Enhancing the company Councils. Developing relationships with the company’s most respected senior executives and key opinion leaders (KOLs) in the healthcare and life sciences industry, as well as recruiting new experts into the Councils through research, networking, and direct outreach. Team-wide collaboration. The Research Manager is expected to work closely with our Sales and Business Development team and the wider Public Equity research team in London to drive growth. Healthcare Research Manager’s Key Skills and Requirements: 3-5 years of work experiences in a client-facing or analyst role in relevant industries such as life sciences consulting, banking, business services, market research, financial services and medical communications Interest in the healthcare and life sciences industry as well as interest in financial markets, with a focus on Public Equity (funds that invest in publicly-listed corporations) Demonstrated performance and business judgment, in some or all of the following areas: negotiation, research, networking with high-end professionals, business development, corporate development, product development and/or product management. Excellent communication skills and fluent in English Ability to work to tight deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritise activities effectively, while ensuring a high level of accuracy and attention to detail Demonstrated client service and relationship management skills Outstanding communication skills, oral, written and presentation abilities, and willingness to conduct telephone outreach to senior experts Successful track record working in complex multi-task oriented team environments Demonstrated commitment, judgement, emotional maturity, and intensity, ideally in a fast-paced, multi-task-oriented environment Healthcare Research Manager’s Education/Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or above in a medical or life sciences subject from a top-tier university A postdoctoral qualification (PhD) is desirable but not essential


  • Nigel Rutman, Barnet Hospital
    "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."