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Research Associate

Novacyt Group

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Research Associate
Southampton, Hampshire

About Us

Primerdesign, part of the Novacyt Group, is a leading provider of RT PCR solutions. We have thousands of happy customers based across the globe and have a real ambition to drive our business forward and achieve even more.

We are now looking for a Research Associate to join our expanding Research and Development Team in Southampton.

The Benefits

- Salary of up to £26,000 per annum DOE
- Excellent benefits

If you are a scientific professional with a background in PCR and plenty of lab experience, this is a unique opportunity to advance your career and gain a deeper understanding of the practical applications of PCR with our fast-growing and friendly biotech business.

Joining a sociable and team-focused environment, you will work with innovative and cutting-edge technologies, making leaps in development and supporting a diverse range of industries.

So, if you want to grow professionally with a specialist organisation that still has that small, family-team feel, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a Research Associate, you will join our R&D function and be primarily tasked with developing and testing products to ensure that regulatory and customer requirements are met.

Assisting in the design and written protocols for development studies, you will assist in the execution of development studies and help with data analysis and report writing.

Specifically, your role will involve:

- Contributing to the development of the CE marking pipeline
- Supporting the CE Marketing Scientist
- Participating in R&D project team meetings
- Assisting with lab and assay design-related activities
- Ensuring research documentation is completed, including technical summaries
- Providing progress reports for projects
- Frequently handling valuable clinical samples

About You

To be considered as a Research Associate, you will need:

- At least two years’ experience within a similar scientific role in industry
- Previous PCR knowledge and hands-on experience
- Strong laboratory experience and confidence
- At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree qualification (or equivalent) in a research field
- The ability to work well within a team
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills and an outstanding attention to detail

Ideally, you will have experience of working within a quality system, particularly ISO 13485, but this is not essential. Previous experience in scientific product development or creating complex study designs would also be beneficial.

Other organisations may call this role R&D Associate, Product Development Associate, Lab Technician, PCR Technician, Research Studies Associate, Researcher, or Molecular Biology Research Associate.

Webrecruit, Primerdesign and the Novacyt Group are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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