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Histology Senior Scientist - Edinburgh

Scientific and Drug Discovery - Other
Ref: 1058 Date Posted: Monday 20 Aug 2018
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Histology Senior Scientist

Entrust are currently supporting an impressive, growing science led business who are focused on delivering a comprehensive platform of services to clients requiring innovative science-based solutions.

The role is offered on a full time permanent basis and is based on their site in Edinburgh.

About You

My client is looking for an experienced and ambitious histology scientist and the role will involve delivery of routine histological procedures, as well as immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent staining, in-situ hybridisation (RNAscope) and other molecular tissue probing techniques using Bond III and Bond RX. The role includes taking lead communication on client projects.

General Responsibilities:

  • Independently perform complex fluorescent and colourimetric staining assays.
  • Contribute to the development of improved methods and techniques.
  • Design and perform RNAscope cell and tissue assays using robotic staining platforms. Independently determine    optimal assay conditions for diverse sample fixation and processing conditions. Troubleshoot assays.
  • Work in collaboration with the team to implement work practices, SOPs and documentation for accreditation. Ensure systems involved in maintaining MHRA GCLP requirements are adhered to where appropriate.
  • Participate in business development activities; communicating information on the histology services to interested parties.
  • Discuss assays with colleagues, clients and contractors providing feedback and results within the agreed timelines.
  • Maintain a high level of documentation and quality of work to GCP regulations such that all experimental work is evidenced.
  • Work to established SOPs and where not available establish working SOPs.
  • Assist in the preparation of client proposals, liaising directly with clients both face-to-face and by email.
  • Maintain and develop initiatives to improve operational effectiveness of the histology team.
  • Potentially line manage graduate and technical staff.

Qualification/Role Requirements:

  • Life science degree (Biomedical Sciences/Biological Sciences), post-graduate degree an advantage
  • Extensive work experience in a histology/pathology setting
  • Exceptional attention to detail, accurate record keeping skills
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Strong team work ethic, highly motivated and entrepreneurial personality

My client offers:

  • A great working environment
  • Great Career Progression
  • Market Leading Staff Salary
  • Outstanding Company Benefits