Technical Specialist

SpeeDx Ltd
Job Location
The London Bioscience Innovation Centre
2 Royal College Street
United Kingdom
GBP 47k - 53K
Job Description

The company is now seeking to appoint a Technical Specialist to support the European sales team with its expanding product pipeline comprising infectious disease and anti-microbial resistance. The successful candidate will be based in London and at times be required to travel within the UK and Europe.


The successful candidate will:

  • Provide technical support for the European sales manager via email, at face-to-face meetings and teleconferences.
  • Present scientific data at conferences and symposiums.
  • Provide hands-on technical support for clinical trials and customers when required and ensure that strict quality standards are maintained.
  • Contribute to technology assessment and market analysis through secondary research and present data internally to the team.
  • Maintain favourable contact with customers (clinicians, key opinion leaders, academics) and other clients.



You must have the following skills and experience:

  • PhD (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical) with a strong academic record.
  • Demonstrable experience developing key aspects of DNA Analytical / Sequencing or other Molecular Diagnostic technologies.
  • A strong identifiable contribution to optimisation or creation of commercial In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) products (patents, scientific publications, conference presentations).
  • A high level of proficiency in multiplex PCR and RT-PCR.
  • Extensive knowledge and prior use of fluorescent probes.
  • Experience working with nucleic acid enzymes (DNAzymes, Ribozymes) for diagnostic or therapeutic applications.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent administrative, organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong secondary research skills, especially scientific literature, patent and internet searches.
  • The ability to work quickly and to deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and results driven.


  • Experience developing infectious disease diagnostics for use in the clinic.
  • Knowledge of or experience working with SNP discrimination methodologies and/or bacterial/viral assay design.
  • Familiarity with the requirements of obtaining regulatory approval for an IVD product.
  • Experience working within an ISO13485 regulated environment.

We are seeking a candidate with a commercial IVD development background who has a strong work ethic, can demonstrate passion and is driven by success. Working within a highly motivated team in an entrepreneurial business environment, this is an excellent opportunity to join a company at an exciting phase in its development.



How to Apply

Applications close on the 3rd of February 2017

Email CV with Cover Letter to -


About Our Organization

SpeeDx is a successful Australian Biotech company which has recently expanded its offices into the UK. Based in Sydney and founded in 2009, SpeeDx is a privately owned company specializing in innovative multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) solutions for clinical diagnostics. SpeeDx has a portfolio of market-leading detection and priming technologies to enable new healthcare paradigms based on improved delivery and reduced costs. SpeeDx has a proven track record of scientific discovery and strives to provide cutting-edge clinically relevant tools for the clinical diagnostic market. 

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