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Recent Jobs in Life Sciences

  • Cambridge - £28,000 to £32,000 pa

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

  • Cambridge - £45,000 to £65,000 pa

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

  • Cambridge - £25,000 to £35,000 pa

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

  • Cambridge - £25,000 to £35,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the medical communications sector. We have an excellent opportunity for an Editorial Project Manager to join a well-respected, expanding agency that provides imaginative communication materials to the healthcare industry for diverse target audiences. Their Scientific expertise, commitment, and teamwork give their global clients confidence that they will deliver excellence. Editorial Project Manager’s Core Duties The Editorial Project Manager role is responsible for checking the quality and accuracy of the scientific content produced by our writing team, ensuring adherence to client brief and in-house style. With experience, Editorial Project Managers also undertake a level of content generation. The role is office based, and involves a variety of tasks to progress projects from draft format to the final high-quality deliverable. These tasks include, but are not limited to: copy-editing draft text performing quality control checks from study reports and scientific literature proofreading final deliverables creating and/or briefing artwork implementing client feedback developing evidence-based text for communication materials such as slide kits and abstracts working in close collaboration with a team of writers, editors, and project managers. The role may also require occasional client contact and communication with key opinion leaders. Editorial Project Manager’s Key Experience strong scientific background a degree in a relevant life science or medical subject (2:1 or above) postgraduate qualification is advantageous, but not essential. experience within a medical communications agency, pharmaceutical company, or publishing environment is advantageous, but not essential. must have a passion for accurate and effective scientific communication, with a keen eye for detail. exceptional command of written English. IT literate with excellent organisational skills. a willingness to travel is also required.

  • Cambridge - £25,000 to £35,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the medical communications sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Medical Communications Associate to join a well-respected, expanding agency that provides imaginative communication materials to the healthcare industry for diverse target audiences. Their Scientific expertise, commitment, and teamwork give their global clients confidence that they will deliver excellence. Medical Communications Associate’s Core Duties The Medical Communications Associate role provides a foundation in medical communications for those new to the industry, who wish to explore different aspects before choosing where to specialise. The role is office-based, and involves working within the medical writing and editorial teams on a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: copy-editing draft text and proofreading final deliverables performing quality control checks from study reports and scientific literature preparing slide kits and supporting texts undertaking literature research, analysing data, and providing critical appraisal developing evidence-based text for various types of communication materials providing creative input to the visual development of materials, and creating or briefing artwork implementing client feedback working in close collaboration with a team of writers, editors, and project managers. The role may also require occasional client contact and communication with key opinion leaders. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to specialise in medical writing or editing, depending on your individual skillset. Medical Communications Associate’s Key Experience strong scientific background a degree in a relevant life science or medical subject (2:1 or above) postgraduate qualification is advantageous, but not essential. passion for accurate and effective scientific communication keen eye for detail exceptional command of written English. IT literate with excellent organisational skills. a willingness to travel is also required.

  • Cambridge - £37,200 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates with expertise in Clinical and Regulatory Documentation. We have an excellent opportunity for an Administrator to join a global biotechnology / pharma company based in Cambridge. Core Duties The provision of administrative support for the company’s regulatory documentation management and for internal and external staff and company contracted clinical research organisations. Key skills and knowledge Understanding of global regulatory requirements and guidelines for conducting clinical trial and clinical research. Knowledge of relevant GCP, external and internal regulatory requirements/guidelines Project Management/planning experience Ability to collaborate and build relationships to maximize organizational function and capabilities Qualifications Required Masters Degree OR Bachelor’s Degree & 2 years directly related experience Associates Degree & 5 years of directly related experience High School diploma / GED & 8 years of directly related experience Desirable Qualifications: BS/BA/BSe in the sciences or RN 2 years Clinical Documentation Management and industry experience (e.g. CTA/CRA/Study Manager) in order to have a thorough understanding of the processes associated with the conduct of clinical trials and document management operations. Are you enthusiastic about this job? Send us your CV in word format today

  • Lewisham & Woolwich - £35,000 to £49,000 pa

    We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the medical scientific sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Vascular Scientist to join a friendly team of 4 Vascular Scientists and administration team. Their Vascular laboratory provides specialist duplex ultrasound imaging to a range of departments within the NHS trust including, vascular surgery, stroke medicine, renal medicine, haematology, acute medicine and Ambulatory care services. The successful Clinical Vascular Scientist / Vascular Sonographer will be expected to perform a full range of vascular investigations;  Peripheral arterial assessment (Intermittent Claudication, diabetic foot services, surveillance of endovascular stent bypass grafts and autologous vein bypass grafts) Peripheral venous assessment (Venous insufficiency, upper and lower limb DVT and Post Thrombotic Syndrome) Cerebrovascular arterial assessment AAA and EVAR surveillance Renovascular assessment Our client has a well-equipped department with top of the range scanners, air-conditioned scanning rooms, PACS and RIS connectivity, and full admin support. They are a responsive team with a reputation within the trust for providing an excellent service to patients and referring clinical teams. In addition to competitive salary, they also offer private GP access, monthly osteopathic/physio treatment and CPD funding plus Pension, Healthcare/Dental, Clinical Vascular Scientist / Vascular Sonographer’s Requirements Experience as a Clinical Vascular Scientist / Vascular Sonographer AVS Accredited Happy with relocators and will consider relocation assistance Are you enthusiastic about this job? Send us your CV in word format today

  • New Milton - £20,000 to £25,000 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates with a scientific focus. An opening has arisen from one of our Drinks and Food Industry clients for the placement of a Laboratory Technician. The company is flexible in its requirement for either a Full-time or Part-time Candidate. Experience: • Have a minimum of 2 years previous laboratory experience working within the food and drinks industry. Education and Qualifications: • Have a Degree in a relevant scientific or food related subject. A candidate with a good set of ‘A’ Level passes would be considered. Skills and Knowledge: • Ability to work independently. • Have knowledge of HACCP and GMP processes. • Good IT skills with working knowledge of Outlook, Windows, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat. • Be familiar with routine systems and instrumentation within a routine scientific laboratory. • Attention to detail. • Unambiguous and legible handwriting. • Report writing skills.

  • Burton on Trent - £15,500 pa

    Scintillant specialises in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the scientific sector. We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Support Scientist with a focus on forensic services. Duration 6 to 8 Weeks + possibility of a perm role for the right candidate. Salary: £15,500 pro-rata Main Duties: Providing scientific and documentary support to the Forensic team in their delivery of forensic services. Education/Qualifications: Applicants must possess a University Degree with a relevant science or forensic focus. Experience and Skills Minimum of 12 months working in a science focused laboratory in a scientific role. Be familiar with routine systems and instrumentation within a routine scientific laboratory. The post with be fully supervised, but candidates should be familiar with routine forensic testing techniques. Report writing skills Unambiguous and legible handwriting. Attention to detail Have a good working knowledge of routine IT communication programmes, including Outlook, Windows, Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.

  • 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.

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