Head of Molecular Development

Sense Biodetection Limited
Job Location
United Kingdom
Job Description

Company:  Sense is a molecular diagnostics start-up company developing handheld diagnostic tests in the fields of infections and oncology.  The company applies its novel, proprietary technologies to discover and develop new assays and diagnostic tests for a range of clinical and research applications.  Founded by an experienced leadership team, Sense has ambitious plans to grow from its strong foundations and become a leader in the field. The company is currently expanding its R&D operations having recently secured venture capital investment and consequently has a new position available for an experienced and motivated scientist to drive the development of its first products.

The Role and Responsibilities: This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious commercial-minded scientist to perform a key role in the development and growth of an innovative molecular diagnostics company. The successful candidate will oversee the molecular development of the company’s diagnostic devices. They will supervise a laboratory team, working in close collaboration with the company’s design engineers, senior management and advisors in a multidisciplinary environment to ensure the efficient delivery of its development projects.

Applicant: Candidates are expected to have extensive experience in the development of diagnostic products within a commercial environment. Applicants will be an experienced molecular scientist with demonstrated track record of successful delivery of R&D projects in a company, preferably an SME. Prior experience of team leadership and/or management or business would be an advantage. More broadly, we are looking for a team player with the initiative, flexibility, drive and enthusiasm to achieve goals and exceed expectations in a dynamic start-up environment.

Closing Date: 31st Jan 2017.

Package: Competitive package (including share options and bonus).


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