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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.
    • Scintillant Recruitment - a niche specialist agency with an intricate understanding of the Life Sciences sector.
    • Scintillant Recruitment - the identification and placement of the optimum candidate to the satisfaction of both candidate and client.
    • Scintillant Recruitment - over 40 years scientific and commercial experience in Life Sciences.

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

  • Cambridge - $35,000 to $45,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an Application Scientist to join a leading provider of text mining solutions with a current emphasis on high value life science, chemistry and biomedical applications. Their software is acknowledged as a leading solution in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries and has been adopted by most of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, leading healthcare providers and US government organisations such as the FDA. Application Scientist’s Main Duties: Support the sales team throughout the sales cycle in demonstrating the value of the solution to the customer Travel both nationally and internationally to customer sites to present the solution and provide training where appropriate Support the customer and ensure their success in using the product to gain maximum ROI Undertake consulting and project work for customers Develop compelling case studies showing how the software can be used to solve real world problems. Feed customer requirements back to the product development team and help test new software releases Assist with customer deployments Application Scientist’s Education/Qualifications: Life science or similar degree, preferably to postgraduate level Informatics, data science and/or information management skills Sound understanding of IT systems and experience of scripting languages, e.g. Python or Perl Familiarity with text mining and/or enterprise search Familiarity with life science information resources (e.g. PubMed) Experience of working on life science or healthcare applications, ideally in a commercial or industrial setting Good organisational skills, ideally with project management experience Good communication and presentation skills A proactive attitude and ability to work in a team

  • Westerham - £40,000 to £45,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Medical Writer to undertake the writing/editorial development of a broad range of projects, facilitating the completion of these projects from first draft through to final deliverable, and liaising with other teams both internally and externally as required. Medical Writer’s Main Duties: To undertake the writing/editorial development of projects on assigned accounts Structure, write, edit and proofread a broad range of materials, ensuring accuracy and appropriate referencing, with limited coaching/supervision required Ensure that communications reflect client requirements and are optimally presented/communicated Review the work of more junior members of the team as required and coach them (working with the EDD/ED as required) with the aim of ensuring that they understand the above requirements and progress towards being able to develop copy to a similar standard To demonstrate a solid understanding of client product(s) and therapy areas, showing an appreciation of scientific and commercial strategy and the ability to apply that strategy to ongoing projects and new business opportunities, contributing to the organic growth of designated accounts on an ongoing basis To adhere to Elements’ review and QC processes (and client review processes as required) to ensure quality, accuracy and compliance of written deliverables To contribute to the accurate development of editorial budgets To complete the written aspects of projects on time, to the clients brief and within budget, identifying discrepancies and ensuring that the project team are aware of these at the earliest opportunity Working with the project team, and other writers as appropriate, to manage the editorial workload of designated accounts, alerting your line manager to potential resourcing concerns or freelance requirements in a timely manner To demonstrate excellence in client service, being recognised by the client as an important and valuable member of the team Medical Writer’s Education/Qualifications/ Experience: Proven experience as a writer in medical communications with demonstrated ability to develop appropriate materials with limited supervision (generally =3 years’ experience) BSc / MSc / PhD or equivalent

  • Westerham - £25,000 to £30,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Account Executive to provide day to day project support to the Client Services team. Senior Account Executive’s Main Duties: · Researching suitable hotel venues (including attendance of site visits, as applicable) and liaison to book meeting space and rooms and logistical delegate management support for events including tracking registrations, organising travel, accommodation, transfers, etc Development and preparation of meeting materials (ie, welcome packs, collation of delegate folders, printing, etc) Completing contract templates and chasing/tracking/filing of signed contracts and collating details and managing payments to delegates, etc Ensuring awareness and understanding of relevant compliance guidelines and proactively applying these as appropriate to applicable projects and project tasks Coordinating artwork jobs with studio/programmers and cross checking of documents for quality control Developing proposals/budgets in collaboration with senior team members and the financial tracking of a project Project management of selected projects under the guidance of senior team members, including development and tracking of timelines Attendance at relevant face to face meeting with clients as well as onsite support as required General team administration (ie, booking couriers, flights, coordination the QC, studio and project support schedules, basic Zinc uploading, updating status reports, etc ). Requirement for a high level of attention of detail within all documents and communications and adherence to internal processes at all times Senior Account Executive’s Education/Qualifications/ Experience: At least 18 months in a similar role in the medical education/communications industry or logistics/travel industry Science degree or interest in the area Proficient with Microsoft Office - in particular Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint Excellent customer service skills Good communicating and influencing skills

  • Westerham - £30,000 to £35,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Medical Writer to undertake the writing/editorial development of a broad range of projects as directed by more senior members of the Editorial or Client Services teams, facilitating the completion of these projects from first draft through to final deliverable, and liaising with other teams both internally and externally as required Medical Writer’s Main Duties: With guidance from more senior members of the team, to undertake the writing/editorial development of projects, showing ability to structure, write, edit, proofread, ensure accuracy and ensure appropriate referencing of materials. Tasks may include the provision of scientific support at congresses/meetings (eg slide previews) and other external meetings, undertaking associated travel as required To develop a solid understanding of client product(s) and therapy areas, showing ability to assimilate scientific and commercial information for these areas, and understand commercial strategy To adhere to Elements review and QC processes (and client review processes as required) to ensure quality, accuracy and compliance of written deliverables To strive to complete the written aspects of projects on time, to the clients brief and within budget, alerting your line manager at the earliest opportunity to potential problems with this With guidance from your line manager, to demonstrate ownership of projects and manage workload effectively, alerting your line manager to potential resourcing concerns To develop a clear understanding of client service, and liaise with the client as required by your line manager, to become an established and valued member of the team Medical Writer’s Education/Qualifications/ Experience: Proven experience of written communications (eg PhD thesis, research papers or from previous experience in pharmaceutical/clinical research) Demonstrated interest in medical writing, shows an aptitude for writing and a sound scientific understanding BSc / MSc / PhD or equivalent

  • Westerham - £23,000 to £27,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an Account Executive to provide day to day project support to the Client Services team. Account Executive’s Main Duties: Supporting logistical delegate management for events; including tracking registrations, organising travel, accommodation, transfers and liaison with hotels/venues to book meeting space, etc Preparing meeting materials (ie, welcome packs, collation of delegate folders, printing, etc) Completing contract templates and tracking/filing of signed contracts as well as collating details and managing payments to delegates/faculty, etc Ensuring awareness and understanding of relevant compliance guidelines and applying these as appropriate to applicable projects and project tasks Assisting with proposal/budget development and financial tracking of a project Coordinating artwork jobs with studio/programmers and cross checking of documents for quality control Coordinating meetings/teleconferences and preparing minutes and updating status reports General team administration (ie, booking couriers, flights, coordination the QC, studio and project support schedules, basic Zinc uploading, updating status reports, etc ). Providing overflow reception cover as needed Requirement for a high level of attention of detail within all documents and communications and adherence to internal processes at all times Account Executive’s Education/Qualifications/ Experience: Some experience in a similar role in the medical education/communications industry or logistics/travel industry Science degree or interest in the area Proficient with Microsoft Office - in particular Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint Excellent customer service skills

  • Westerham - £30,000 to £35,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an Account Manager to provide the link between the clients and internal teams on all aspects of project delivery. Account Manager’s Main Duties: Day to day responsibility for the account(s) to ensure that all clients obtain high quality items within the specified time scales and allocated budget Liaising and developing lasting relationships with clients and faculty, to become the primary point of contact, as well as developing effective supplier relationships Working with and mentoring junior team members Responsibility for financial aspects of the account including developing and monitoring bespoke budgets and proposals as well as tracking profitability of projects. This includes working with the wider team to develop detailed responses to RFPs and proactively seeking RFPs through client interactions Developing and tracking of project status and timelines in order to provide regular updates to internal and external teams Demonstrating a sound knowledge and understanding of medical education and working to develop an awareness/understanding of how each project sits strategically within an account Ensuring awareness and understanding of relevant compliance guidelines and taking responsibility for applying these to all projects Requirement for a high level of attention of detail within all documents and communications and adherence to 'best practice’ and internal processes at all times Trouble shooting challenges and issues in a timely and effective manner Account Manager’s Education/Qualifications/ Experience: At least 3 years in a similar role in the medical education/communications industry Science degree or interest in the area Proficient with Microsoft Office - in particular Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint Excellent customer service skills Good communicating and influencing skills Willing to travel internationally to deliver projects

  • 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

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."