Senior R&D Scientist

Posted Date: 21-Oct-2021

Location: Penicuik, GB, EH26 0BF

Company: Quotient

We are recruiting for a Senior R&D Scientist to join the Biological Materials Development team based in our R&D Department at our ARC facility near Penicuik, EH26 0BF. The role is a full time (37.5 hours per week), permanent position with flexible working options.

This role entails leading, coordinating, supervising and undertaking Design and Development projects in the R&D department of Quotient. This will include recording, analysing and reaching valid conclusions for complex investigations in consultation with Team Leaders, enabling the completion of projects to the agreed timelines and the highest possible standards.


The main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading development studies and subsequently coordinating and undertaking work relating to specific Development projects. 
  • Analysing and interpreting complex data produced in studies and writing end of phase reports summarizing all development work performed.
  • 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.
  • Leading 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.
  • Extensive experience in appropriate regulated laboratory/environment e.g. medical devices, pharma.
  • Assay development and optimisation experience.
  • A detailed knowledge of design control requirements and application.
  • Working knowledge of protein purification and diafiltration.
  • Robust data analysis capability.
  • Familiarity in the application of theoretical science within a manufacturing process.
  • Coordinating and managing projects/products to successful completion
  • Experience of mentoring/ training of junior staff
  • Recording and reporting on experimental outcomes
  • Writing and delivering presentations



  • 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.
  • Closing date: 1st October 2021