R&D Scientist

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The Role

Our Client, a leader in the field of laboratory diagnostic solutions seeks an R & D Scientist to join their team. Reporting directly to the R&D Manager, the R&D scientist will have an understanding of microbiology and data analysis and interpretation to execute Research and Development activities through all phases of product development. 


  • Execute Research and Development activities through all phases of product development.
  • Perform clinical sample extraction, and qPCR assay optimization experiments in molecular biology laboratories (including a BSL2 lab), including operation of liquid handling systems, on a regular basis.
  • Develop testing protocols, prepare project reports, and present study designs and results in PowerPoint to the project team.
  • Interact cross functionally.
  • Transfer new qPCR product and process to Manufacturing.
  • Follow regulatory compliance in line with ISO 13485.
  • Adapt to fast-paced environment and project priority shift effectively and efficiently.


  • MSc in Molecular/Microbiology or Equivalent 
  • A good understanding of microbiology. 
  • Knowledge of basic data analysis and interpretation
    (proficient in Microsoft Office) 
  • Must be tolerant to change, ready to take on new challenges
    and open to learning new skills
  • Strong skills in molecular biology (including DNA, RNA, PCR,
    qPCR, quantification methods) desirable

  • Experience with methods for extraction of DNA/RNA from
    microbes & viruses (manual & automated sample prep methods), desirable.
  • Regulatory Experience in IVD product development desirable. 

Note: By applying for this position, you may also be considered by Pale Blue Dot Recruitment for other or future related vacancies.

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