Research & Development Scientist

Posted Date: 15-Jul-2022

Location: Penicuik, GB, EH26 0BF

Company: Quotient

We are recruiting for an R&D Scientist to join our MosaiQ Infectious Disease Assay Development team based at our ARC site near Penicuik. The role is a full time, permanent position with flexible working options. The primary function of this role is to assist in planning, organisation and execution of experimental studies, in relation to our Research & Development programme. Furthermore, the role involves recording, analysing and reaching valid conclusions for complex investigations in consultation with the relevant members of the team, enabling the completion of projects to the highest possible standard.



The main responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Team Leader in planning development studies and subsequently organising and undertaking work relating to specific development projects
  • Analysing and interpreting complex data produced in studies and writing progress reports including conclusions and proposed actions
  • Developing, validating and transfer of Quality Control Test Methods
  • Participating in commissioning and validation of new equipment
  • Preparing and reviewing formal documentation (e.g. SOPs) in consultation with the Team Leader.
  • Ensure full Lifecycle documentation is maintained
  • Participating in project teams for interdisciplinary/interdepartmental/collaborative projects to ensure projects progress efficiently and effectively
  • Actively maintaining an awareness of scientific and technical literature to ensure the development of innovative projects and products





  • Minimum of a BSc in relevant subject.
  • Good presentation and report writing skills, with experience in verification studies
  • Experience of method development in a regulated environment
  • A detailed knowledge of Design Control requirements and application
  • Working knowledge of SEC and quantitative HPLC
  • Experience in the development, optimisation and validation of Quality Control Test Methods
  • Strong data analysis capability and experience of using analytical methods
  • Familiarity in the application of theoretical science within a manufacturing process





  • Competitive salary on offer
  • Quotient offer a range of core and flexible benefits ranging from private medical cover, life assurance, cycle to work, technology, and restaurant discounts