R&D Scientist
Leica Biosystems
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
3d ago

We are looking for an experienced Scientist to join us in Newcastle. This is a phenomenal role for someone who has some experience & a relevant degree.

Candidates will be considered with a relevant degree and applicable placement year / internship. Likewise, we will also consider experienced Scientists looking to move from similar positions.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for supporting Leica Biosystems to remain and expand as an effective and efficient developer of high-quality new products and to ensure efficient and timely product development.

In this role, you’ll

The generation and evaluation of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays for use in cancer diagnosis in manual and automated staining systems.

Acting as part of a team to examine the viability of potential research projects.

Contributing towards department innovation initiatives.

Devising detailed plans for the development, verification and validation of new products. This requires a comprehensive literature search, a review of existing / rival products, and use of databases prior to deciding which approach to use

Microscopic slide examination and interpretation of antibody / probe staining primarily on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue where required.

Participation in technical support and customer complaint investigations, when requested by the PPIB board

What you’ll need to do the job

Degree (or equivalent) within Biomedical / Biological science

Proven experience within the Biomedical field.

Experience of working within a regulated environment

Understanding of histopathology, histological / immunohistochemical, and molecular biology techniques

Understanding of tissue recognition in histopathology slide screening

It would be advantageous if the candidate had experience of protein chemistry

Portrays a positive and hardworking approach to work

Ability to undertake research with minimal direction

Ability to write research reports

Excellent communication skills (verbal / written)

Interested? Join the Leica Biosystems Team!

Want to join our growing team that is helping our customers do incredible work? We look forward to your application!

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