Associate Principal Scientist

Job Title: Associate Principal Scientist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Royal Leamington Spa
Science and Engineering
Salary: £26 per hour
Start Date: 2021-10-12
REF: TL00068
Contact Name: Tom Lester
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Associate Principal Scientist

Leamington Spa

Circa £50,000 PA + Bonus + Shift Allowance (if working nights)

18 month contract

The Associate Principal Scientist will have oversight of multiple teams conducting the patient testing process from sample receipt, accessioning, sample preparation, RNA extraction and PCR, both from a people and science perspective.

• Accountable for all science on the lab line, acting as a role model to instil the culture across the team
• Responsible for a large team of lab staff (up to 50) across multiple lab rooms ensuring that each room is following the correct scientific processes as per the Standard Operating Procedures
• Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the team
• Responsible for the end-to-end process of the lab line and achieving key Turnaround Targets down the line

Skill and Capability Requirements:
• BSc Biomedical Sciences
• Extensive experience of working within a Bioscience lab setting, including experience of handling human biological samples
• Proven experience of deploying health and safety protocols in a lab setting
• Strong managerial experience dealing with large, diverse teams and performance issues
• Proven ability to solve complex problems under pressure and use initiative to promptly make informed decisions

• Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Registered)
• Biomedical Sciences - Masters or PHD
• Experience of working with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
• Working with pathology IT
• Knowledge/performance of Risk Assessments