Senior Development Scientist

Recruiter
MaxAd Recruitment
Location
Egham
Posted
12 Mar 2018
Closes
12 Apr 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionSenior Development Scientist: Due to sustained commercial growth a Senior Development Scientist with experience in industrial / applied microbiology is required to drive new product research, give technical advice to customers and the sales teams and advise manufacturers on technical production issues for an innovative microbial fuel testing and fuel care company.

The successful Senior Development Scientist will work in an expanding Technical Team, leading research and development projects for this fast growing, multi-million £ organisation which develops, manufactures and markets innovative fuel tests to detect microbiological contamination in fuels. Clients include major airlines, large fuel distribution companies and maritime suppliers.

The position will be based at the head office reporting to the Research and Technology Manager with access to microbiology and molecular biology facilities.

Responsibilities:
*Plan and manage new product research and development projects (mostly subcontracted)
*Provide technical support/advice to the sales team/customers and contribute expertise to the consultancy business
*Provide specialist support to kit manufacturers including QC and production problem solving
*Explore new research opportunities and maintain horizon scanning activities for new technologies
*Support the process to achieve standard status for new and existing products (e.g. IP, ASTM)
*Prepare high quality research proposals and lead preparation of manuscripts for published studies in leading peer reviewed journals
*As part of the growing Technical Team represent the company on industry expert committees
*Mentor, train and develop junior members of staff and supervise students

Skills & Experience:
*PhD or advanced degree in a scientific field and post graduate experience in an industrial/applied microbiology related area
*Confident individual with exceptional communication skills, able to explain the company's technology to a range of customers with varied levels of skills and experience
*Experience working in a commercial environment
*Self-reliant and self-motivated
*Comfortable working in an SME company environment
*Experience in microbiology and molecular biology technologies and/or Lateral Flow Device (LFD) based antibody technologies (desirable)
*Experience in fuel/petrochemical related industries (desirable)
*Experience with modern '-omics' techniques such as proteomics, metabolomics etc (desirable)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, confident, self-reliant and organised Senior Development Scientist to join and develop along with this innovative, leading, fast growing microbial fuel testing and fuel care company. Due to the nature of the role some international travel will be required. A competitive salary, attractive career development opportunities and benefits are on offer. Apply now!

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