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Top 10 Candidates

  • Laboratory Scientist
    03
    May
    Graduate with more than seven years of experience in a laboratory environment. Through experience of performing food and water samples as well as reading and confirming presumptive results
  • Experienced Biomedical Scientist
    03
    May
    A registered Biomedical Scientist with experience working in a busy Semi Automation Department
  • Biomedical Scientist
    03
    May
    Multilingual and registered Biomedical Scientist. Experience in Clinical Chemistry, Hematology and Blood Transfusion.
  • Higher Healthcare Technical Officer
    03
    May
    Healthcare Technical Officer with experience in the NHS and education sectors
  • Clinical Contracts Manager
    03
    May
    Clinical Contracts Manager with Masters Degree in Intellectual Property
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
    03
    May
    An experienced associate practitioner who has been working for 4 years at a large London Hospital in blood science
  • Microbiologist (Ref: 132215)
    12
    Feb
    Microbiologist, PhD Molecular Microbiology, with 6 years post-doc experience working within the Biotechnology industry. Primary focus, Virology.
  • Biological Engineering Scientist (Ref: 132216)
    12
    Feb
    Biological Engineering Scientist, PhD Cell Biology with 4 years Post-doc experience working within the Research and Development Unit of the UK arm of an international Biotechnology company. Primary f...
  • Biomedical Scientist (Ref: 132217)
    12
    Feb
    Biomedical Scientist, State Registered, MSc with speciality in Clinical Biochemistry. 4 years experience, post Registration, in a routine Clinical Biochemistry laboratory of a multidiscipline Hospita...
  • 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 ...

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Recent Jobs in Life Sciences

  • 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

  • London - £24,400 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the life sciences sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Laboratory Scientist who is required to perform Histocompatibility Testing on samples from a variety of sources for the purpose of haemopoietic stem cell transplantation, solid organ transplantation and other immunological applications. It is imperative the work area is run in a professional and cost effective manner, adhering to health and safety regulations and good laboratory practice (GLP). Company Summary: Our client is a clinical organisation which focuses on patients’ with blood cancer. Donors willing to donate their blood stem cells are HLA typed and matched to patients who desperately require lifesaving transplants. The organisation is driven by passion, patient-focus, accountability, innovation and a desire to improve every day. Laboratory Scientist’s Main Duties: To perform Histocompatibility Testing techniques (HLA typing, virology screening and blood group testing) after receipt of appropriate training. To prepare reagents and other assay materials. To analyse results and enter them onto the donor database. To prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and update these as required. To participate in internal and external quality control exercises. To train and support any new member in the team. To maintain high standards of laboratory hygiene and cleanliness. To adhere to all local health and safety policies and principles of good laboratory practice and report any concerns to senior laboratory management To attend Fire lectures at least once annually. To communicate effectively with all members of staff. To maintain professional standards at all times. To participate in team meetings. To take part in appropriate continuing professional development activities including in-house and external BSHI training, journal club, other lectures. To participate in 'Annual Review of Performance’ with supervisor. To complete satisfactorily any other duties commensurate with the grade and in line with the requirement of the post. Laboratory Scientist’s Key Skills and Requirements: A strong working knowledge of molecular techniques. Knowledge and Understanding of job specific Health & Safety Regulations. Minimum of 2 years working in a similar environment. Good IT skills and working knowledge of MS-Office Laboratory Scientist’s Education/Qualifications: Good Honours Degree (minimum 2:ii) in Biomedical Science or Molecular Biology

  • Central Scotland - £40,000 to £45,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the life sciences sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Assay Development Scientist to work for a young and energetic company developing revolutionary and flexible assay platform technologies that will transform In Vitro Diagnostic testing and provide next generation healthcare. The company was founded in 2009 and is located at their newly built facility in Central Scotland.  Responding to their recent significant growth, they are seeking a Senior Scientist with considerable experience in In Vitro Assay development to lead and manage a small team of Scientists.  We are looking for a highly innovative, proactive, talented, focused and enthusiastic individual who can make a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of the company. Job Summary: Senior Assay Development Scientist’s Key roles and Responsibilities ·         Lead a small group of experienced In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Assay Development Scientists, providing positive management support through the creation of a stimulating, interactive and innovative environment ·         Develop the assay methodology with on-strip dry reagents for our client’s assay platforms as part of the assay development team. ·         Maintain an acute awareness of all new IVD assay technologies and identify the opportunity for their potential incorporation into our client’s assay technology platform. ·         Design, execute and analyse appropriate experiments for the purpose of assessing and improving assay performance. ·         Ensure that developed assays meet required performance, stability and costings as dictated by the company’s assay platforms. ·         Ensure GMP / GLP / GDP standards are maintained across the company. ·         Create and maintain quality records for the purpose of assessing and improving assay reagent formulations, documenting experiments and assay procedures.  ·         Ensure laboratory books and other records are accurate and timely. Senior Assay Development Scientist’s Essential Skills and Experience ·         A minimum of 4 years’ scientific experience working within an In Vitro Diagnostic commercial environment adhering to quality standards such as GLP. ·         Detailed knowledge and understanding of factors which drive assay performance ·         Knowledge and practical experience of IVD Immunoassay technology, electrochemical and fluorescent methods. ·         Knowledge of and experienced in various isothermal amplification techniques including a detailed understanding of PCR and primer design. ·         Strong knowledge of the IVD industry. ·         High level of skills in problem solving and innovation. ·         Ability to write clear and concise protocols for complex assay and reagent manufacturing procedures. ·         Ability to identify and investigate non-conformances. ·         Computer literate with strong measurement and data analysis skills Senior Assay Development Scientist’s Desirable Skills ·         Experience of using particle-based immunoassays ·         Experience of validation and verification testing ·         Experience and understanding of factors important in drying reagents for use in immunoassays

  • Central Scotland - £40,000 to £45,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the life sciences sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Molecular Scientist to work for a young and energetic company developing revolutionary and flexible assay platform technologies that will transform In Vitro Diagnostic testing and provide next generation healthcare. The company was founded in 2009 and is located at their newly built facility in Central Scotland.  Responding to their recent significant growth, they are seeking a Senior Scientist with considerable experience in Molecular Technologies to lead and manage a small team of Scientists.  This is a crucial position.  The successful candidate that is able to demonstrate their management and scientific skills will be given the autonomy to drive products through the development and production chain. Job Summary: Senior Molecular Scientist’s Key roles and Responsibilities •              Lead a small group of experienced Molecular Scientists, providing positive management support through the creation of a stimulating, interactive and innovative environment. •              Singularly take management control for the production of our client’s assays through the entire process from development to released product. •              Maintain an acute awareness of all new molecular diagnostic technologies and their potential incorporation into our client’s assays. •              Develop molecular assay methodologies and reagents for use in our client’s assay platform. •              Create and maintain quality records for the purpose of assessing and improving assay reagent formulations and assay procedures. •              Design, execute and analyse appropriate experiments for the purpose of assessing and improving molecular assay performance. •              Ensure that developed molecular assays meet required performance, stability and costings as dictated by our client’s assay platforms. Senior Molecular Scientist’s Essential Skills and Experience ·         A minimum of 4 years’ scientific experience working within a Molecular Diagnostic commercial environment adhering to quality standards such as GLP. ·         Personal experience of developing an IVD assay. ·         Knowledge of and experienced in various isothermal amplification techniques including a detailed understanding of PCR and primer design. ·         Extensive experience of working with DNA. ·         Detailed knowledge and understanding of factors which drive molecular assay performance (including sensitivity, contamination, reproducibility and precision). ·         High level of skills in problem solving and innovation. ·         Ability to write clear and concise protocols for complex assay and reagent manufacturing procedures. ·         Computer literate with strong measurement and data analysis skills Senior Molecular Scientist’s Desirable Skills ·         Understanding and practical experience of oligonucleotide particle coupling techniques using various chemistries. ·         Understanding of factors important to reagent stability, non-specific binding, batch to batch variability and assay interferences. ·         Comprehensive understanding of factors important in drying assay reagents. ·         Familiar with relevant regulatory requirements, including assay design control. ·         Knowledge of electrochemical and fluorescent methods  

  • London - £35,000 to £45,000 pa

    Investment Research and Business Development Manager Job Summary: Our client offers excellent opportunity to an Investment Research and BD Manager who will build and maintain strong client relationships and manage and execute primary research deliverables. You will ideally have worked within a market research role, be familiar with and have hands-on experience of all market research vehicles. You will have direct accountability for managing commercial activities with existing clients as well as expansion of that client base, so experience in a Business Development or Consultancy role is a prerequisite.   Applicants should have a minimum 2 years and preferably 5 years’ experience in a similar role.  You will gain the opportunity to grow into a Thought Leader within the sector. Core Responsibilities: Content Navigation - develop and maintain deep knowledge of designated sector(s) (e.g. insurance markets, chemicals, food & beverage) through news and independent research, client and industry expert engagement and leveraging existing networks and associations within sector specialization Research - use knowledge to generate ideas and innovate around products.  Responsibilities encompass, but are not limited to conducting quarterly, internal ‘teach-ins’ for peers and acting as an engaging educator and mentor Revenue Promotion - contribute to the growth of your own ‘book of business’, for client relationships which you will be responsible for, through: ·         Maintenance and growth of existing client relationships through ‘best-in-class’ service, entailing thorough understanding and execution of client needs with customized solutions leveraging the company’s full suite of products ·         Acting as a leader of the research team on designated key client accounts ·         Driving incremental revenue and cross-sales with own clients and prospects ·         Clearly communicating the integrity of the company platform and the value add to a diverse set of clients ·         Leading and owning compliance standards within book of business and beyond ·         Internally and externally focused innovation and implementation across the company’s full suite of products and services Membership Management - curate the company’s Councils associated with your content focus area through: ·         Understanding potential and real compliance issues impacting your segment of the Councils ·         Recruiting of new experts or authorities within sector or region specialization ·         Exhibiting ‘ownership’ of the experts within sector or region specialization ·         Thoughtfully promoting top experts within sector specialization ·         Partnering with compliance and product teams to innovate around our platform to minimize friction for clients and experts Essential Requirements ·         Bachelor's or masters’ degree from a top-tier university with a minimum 2:1 or equivalent work experience ·         2-5 years relevant experience or experience in financial services in a client-facing or analyst role, or commensurate experience in consulting, business development, sales, law, journalism, or other relevant field ·         Demonstrated client service and relationship management skills in EMEA region Salary/Benefits ·         Competitive base salary ·         Eligibility (depending on the role) for a year-end performance-based discretionary bonus ·         Comprehensive benefits program ·         Generous vacation and holiday schedule. Are you enthusiastic about this job? Send us your CV in word format today

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."