Position title
Assay Development Scientist – Biotechnology

Newton Colmore Consulting have partnered with an exciting biotech in Cambridge who are looking for an experienced assay development scientist to join their team on an 18-month fixed term contract.

Upon joining the company, the Assay Development Scientist, reporting directly to the Head of Assay Development, you will be part of the scientific R&D team, working towards the development and evaluation of complex DNA-based assays.

Your key responsibilities will be;

  • Developing and optimising DNA based assays for the evaluation of novel bio-functionalised nanoparticles for end-use applications.
  • Developing methods to functionalise surfaces with high density arrays of DNA.
  • Supporting material development of novel fluorescent nanoparticles by carrying out assay work using established protocols

To be considered for this exciting role you will need to have the following;

  • Experience with working on DNA based assays, coupled with a PhD in molecular biology or similar field
  • Any experience with fluorescence-based biochemical techniques and methods for characterizing ligand-analyte interactions would be extremely beneficial.

In exchange for your skills and expertise, the company offer a highly competitive package tailored to your expectations. This is perfect for a post-doc scientist who is wishing to gain industry experience.


For more information, please call Matthew Lowdon of Newton Colmore Consulting on 0044 121 268 2240 or make an application and one of our team will be in touch.


Newton Colmore Consulting is a specialist recruiter operating within the medical devices and biotechnology sectors. We have over ten years worth of expertise of placing candidates with our clients, globally. Our sole aim is to utilise this expertise to maximise your chances of securing your ideal role.

Employment Type
Beginning of employment
By arrangement - ASAP
Duration of employment
Fixed Term Contract - 18 months
Job Location
Base Salary
£36000-£40000 Per year
Date posted
17th January 2023
Valid through
17th April 2023
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Apply below or email directly: matthew.lowdon@newtoncolmore.com

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