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Principal Scientist - Assay Development

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Dependent on experience
Closing date
30 Jul 2022

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Biology, Pharmaceutical, Pharmacology
Contract Type
Full Time
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We currently have an opportunity available for a Principal Scientist - Assay Development to join a growing life sciences company based in the Edinburgh area. As the Principal Scientist - Assay Development you will be responsible for supporting an expanding client based within the field of drug discovery.


Your duties as the Principal Scientist - Assay Development will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Develop cell and biochemical assays for screening. Providing scientific oversight, delivering guidance on experimental design, through to technical delivery where required.

2. Provide consultancy on project requests and act as a Scientific point of contact for ongoing client relationships.

3. Delegation of project tasks across the team to ensure accurate and timely delivery of client data and reports.

4. Actively interrogating scientific literature to understand relevant technical protocols and advances as necessary for driving forward bespoke client projects.

5. Ensuring accurate record keeping of all experimental work in the team, from initial protocol development, accurate lab notes, through to write up of results and report production, archiving.

6. Implementing quality control steps to ensure projects are conducted and delivered according to the standards expected, developing new or updating SOPs as required.

7. Taking a lead role in facilitating the optimisation of new assays, based on client demand and analysis of the competitive landscape. Where appropriate, providing training to others in the team.

8. Investigating new technologies and presenting ideas to Service Leads to innovate and expand our service offering.

9. Taking an active role in nurturing new and expanding existing client relationships. Presenting the company's capabilities in an authoritative and engaging manner, in face-to-face meetings and by teleconferencing. Attending scientific and trade conferences to deliver oral presentations and posters and to assist in fielding enquiries to capture new commercial opportunities.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Principal Scientist - Assay Development we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree, ideally PhD qualified, in a life sciences related discipline, eg, immunology, cell biology, pharmacology etc. You will also have a track record of post doctoral experience or experience gained in a CRO/biotech/pharma setting

2. Proven experience in drug discovery and development processes, including experience of assay development.

3. Supervisory / management experience would be an advantage.

Key Words: Assay Development | Drug Discovery | Drug Development

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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Find Us
0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill
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