Senior Scientist

Senior Scientist
  • £38,890 - £44,503 per Annum
  • Contract
  • Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, UK Gateshead Tyne and Wear UK NE8 3DF
Job Ref: J2157788
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Biotech/Life Sciences
Date Added: 11 November 2020
Senior Scientist needed to join a brand new integrated Covid-19 testing hub based in the North East of England.

Job Title: Senior Scientist (Covid-19 Lab) x2

Location: North East

Employment Term: 12 month contract

Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 (per annum)

An exciting opportunity has risen with a brand new integrated Covid-19 testing hub based in the North East of England. They are looking to hire 2 Senior Scientists (1 registered with the NHS and 1 un-registered) to join their team.

The purpose of this role is to play a key part in the establishment, development and operation of the laboratory, linking the development needs of Industry with the capability of the Covid-19 laboratory, to enable rapid adoption of molecular diagnostics into high volume testing facilities.

The role

  • Taking technical charge of a section of the laboratory and will be responsible for organising and participating in the work of the laboratory, ensuring that work is carried out to agreed standards and a high quality
  • Liaising with the senior scientific team and Laboratory Manager
  • As an experienced senior member of staff, provide help and advice, in relation to technical problems, troubleshooting etc., to staff working in other areas of the laboratory as required.
  • To undertake, as directed research and development work within the COVID-19 Laboratory
  • Assist in maintaining up to date ISO 15189:12 documentation.
  • Ensure adequate stocks of reagents and consumables are available for the efficient running of the section for which the post holder has responsibility..


For the register role, you must have Health & Care Professions Council registration.

  • BSc (Hons) degree in relevant science subject or equivalent qualification
  • MSc, FIBMS, MPhil, PhD or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Extensive experience and in depth knowledge of Molecular Diagnostic Work
  • Experience in q-PCR and extraction work
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimum direction
  • Able to use Microsoft office well
  • Familiarity with ISO 15189:12 is desirable

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Emma on 0161 868 2222.

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11/12/2020 10:02:53
GBP 38890.00 38890.00
Contact Consultant:
Emma White

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