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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

  • 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

  • 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

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