Senior Scientist - Assays

CK Group
£35000 to £40000 per annum
26 Aug 2020
23 Sep 2020
Naynesh Mistry
Contract Type
Full Time
CK Science are recruiting for a Senior Assay Scientist with knowledge in Lateral Flow Devices assays (LFD), to join a leading biotechnology organisation based at their facility just north of Leeds, on a permanent basis.

The Company:
My client develops innovative research and diagnostics tools for novel cancer immunotherapies. On offer is an attractive benefits package which includes competitive salaries, company pension with up to 6% matching contributions, death in service benefit, annual performance related share awards and the option to join the Share Incentive Plan.

Senior Assay Scientist Role:

- Acting as the customer-facing technical lead for both internal and external projects.
- You will be expected to carry out experiments to characterise proteins as well as optimising and validating a range of in vitro assays (such as ELISA, cell-binding assays).

Additional responsibilities include to:

- Perform routine molecular techniques for QC of targets prior to phage display.
- Design, develop and validate assays including ELISA, agglutination assays, LFD assays, cell binding and cell-based activity assays for protein characterisation.

Your Background:

- Degree qualified in either MSc or PhD with industry experience within the Biotechnology/Life Science sector.
- Strong technical skills including demonstrable experience in several of the following: ELISA, LFD, cell culture, flow cytometry, polyclonal and monoclonal antibody production and validation, protein-protein interaction techniques, protein engineering and analysis, molecular biology.
- Demonstrated ability to develop target binding (e.g. ELISA, LFD, Agglutination) and phenotypic based assays (phosphorylation, cell proliferation etc.) using a range of techniques (e.g. Western blot, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and IHC).
- Experience of assay development in a commercial/CRO environment.
- Line management or supervisory/mentoring experience.

For more information or to apply for this Senior Assay Scientist position, please contact Naynesh on 01246 457703 or email, quoting job ref 48748.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK.