Principal Scientist/Technical Lead

Principal Scientist/Technical Lead

Reporting into Managing Director/Chief Scientific Officer, the Principal Scientist/Technical Lead is responsible for delivery of technical projects and implementation of technical services for the pathology business unit.

Technical projects may include but are not limited to: validation/verification of assays and analysers, authoring technical documentation, technical review of prospective vendors, troubleshooting and investigation.

Implementation of technical services spans over a wide array of disciplines, technologies and assays including biochemistry, haematology, immunoassay, molecular diagnostics.

Key responsibilities:

Technical Projects

  • Validation and verification of new assays and analysers including drafting verification/validation protocols, procuring required materials, executing protocols and ensuring completion of verifications and conformance with acceptance criteria.
  • Authoring technical documentation including Standard Operating Procedures, verification/validation protocols, technical reports, compiling and submitted data etc
  • Technical review of prospective vendors to ensure adherence to required ISO standards as well as internal operational and technical requirements.

Implementation of technical services

  • Onboarding of new analysers, assays and equipment ensuring verification and validation is completed.


Key skills & experience:

  • Professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience across an array of pathology disciplines including biochemistry, haematology, immunology and molecular diagnostics.
  • 10 years experience in a pathology/clinical laboratory.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading on technical projects.
  • Strong experience with technical processes such as validation and verification.
  • Super organised: used to juggling multiple projects with different priorities and working to short deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail: our team rely on us to ensure projects run perfectly
  • Tech savvy: confident using MS OfficeHave a growth mindsight: we’re growing fast, and you’ll be expected to offer ideas where processes can be improved and drive your own personal development
  • Excellent verbal and written skills: you should be able to draft clear, concise communications, adapting tone & style as appropriate

Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Managing Director/Chief Scientific Officer.

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