Illumina Reproductive & Genetic Health (RGH):
Make a difference! Illumina RGH uses the power of genomics to understand and improve the reproductive success of humans. Join a team of award winning scientists, software developers and informaticians (Queens Award for Enterprise) that work at the forefront of personalized medicine and diagnostics. This is your chance to work with a company changing the way we think about human reproductive health and providing tools that may one day make inherited disease a thing of the past.
Illumina RGH’s site in Fulbourn, Cambridge serves as a R&D, marketing, software development and production facility housing over 60 people in a high tech facility. With laboratories and production facilities on site, this is a great place to work and really feel at the heart of the biotechnology revolution.
Illumina’s reproductive and genomics solutions use next-generation sequencing (NGS) and advanced microarray technologies to produce fast, accurate genomic information in clinical research and diagnostics. Combining industry-leading technologies with innovative reproductive and genetic health applications, Illumina provides the highest detection capability for genetic abnormalities during all stages of reproductive health and beyond. Across the reproductive continuum, Illumina technologies deliver valuable tools for researchers and healthcare professionals. The Assay Development team work in conjunction with Software, Informatics and Product Marketing to deliver robust wet biological assays that support this goal.
The role-holder will help create new products for the reproductive and genetic health market. This is a hands-on role requiring an energetic molecular biologist and product developer. The role holder will work closely with senior scientists, designing and conducting experiments that contribute to the development of high quality clinical products against tight deadlines. They will be technically skilled, organised and collaborative, and will excel at problem solving.
This role would suit an early-career post-doctoral scientist who is looking for either their first move to industry or perhaps a new challenge within industrial science, and would welcome the opportunity to leverage their skills in this exciting and fast paced field.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Experimental design (based on project outlines provided by senior scientists).
- Independent execution of experiments in the laboratory.
- Data analysis.
- Presentation of results and conclusions to senior staff.
- Methodical protocol optimization and trouble-shooting of issues.
- Documentation of experimental plans and results within an ISO13485 certified Quality Management System.
- Effective collaboration with colleagues across different functional teams, sites and countries.