Principal Scientist - Histology

£40000 - £55000 per annum
07 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Based in the Edinburgh BioQuarter, the company offers specialist preclinical and clinical contract research services to Pharmaceutical companies focussed on Immuno-oncology, Immunology, Neuroscience and specialised Multiplex Histology.

Looking for an experienced and ambitious histologist (emphasis in multiplex IHC/IF in an area of Immuno-oncology/Immunology/Neuroscience), ideally with a strong background in immunology who will significantly contribute to the scientific direction of the company as we continue to build the histology operations. The role requires a strong communicator, who is an innovative and strategic thinker and who will relish combining aspects of leadership, project management, R&D and business development.

Key Tasks:
Project Management
- Primary point of contact for the Histology team, providing scientific oversight, delivering guidance on experimental design, through to technical delivery where required.
- Leadership role in terms of group project planning, coordination and resource management.
- Scientific point of contact for ongoing client relationships.
- Line management of scientific staff.
- Delegation of project tasks across the team to ensure accurate and timely delivery of client data and reports.
- Actively interrogating scientific literature to understand relevant technical protocols and advances as necessary for driving forward bespoke client projects.
- Ensuring accurate record keeping of all experimental work in the team, from initial protocol development, accurate lab notes, through to write up of results and report production, archiving.
- Implementing quality control steps to ensure projects are conducted and delivered according to the standards expected, developing new or updating SOPs as required.

- Taking a lead role in facilitating the optimisation of new markers, multiplex panels, new technologies, based on client demand and analysis of the competitive landscape. Where appropriate, providing training to others in the team.
- Investigating new technologies for imaging/data capture and image analysis as appropriate.

Business development
- Taking an active role in nurturing new and expanding existing client relationships.
- Presenting the company's histology capabilities in an authoritative and engaging manner, in face-to-face meetings and by teleconferencing.
- Attending scientific and trade conferences to deliver oral presentations and posters and to assist in fielding enquiries to capture new commercial opportunities.

Desired Skills/Experience:
- PhD desirable, with > 5 years post-doctoral experience or equivalent tenure in a CRO/Pharma/Biotech setting.
- Evidence of a strong conceptual understanding of the field.
- Strong verbal communication skills, participating in client and lab discussions and conference presentations.
- Demonstrable relevant laboratory experience.
- Supervisory management experience desirable.

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