Principal Scientist

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Scientist to lead our research and development efforts in Biotechnology. The Principal Scientist will be responsible for designing and executing research projects, analysing data, and providing scientific expertise and leadership to the research team

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Scientist to lead our research and development efforts in Biotechnology. The Principal Scientist will be responsible for designing and executing research projects, analysing data, and providing scientific expertise and leadership to the research team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in virology, a track record of successful research projects, and the ability to drive innovation and scientific excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Research and Development:

  • Lead and oversee research projects in molecular biology, from conceptualisation to execution and completion.
  • Design and develop experimental protocols and methodologies to address research objectives and hypotheses.
  • Develop plans, analyse data, and interpret results to generate actionable insights and scientific discoveries.
  • Technology development road mapping for advancement of molecular biology pipeline.
  • Develop innovative techniques and methodologies to evaluate emerging technologies, techniques, and methodologies for early assessment.
  • Develop experiment plans, timelines, and milestones, and ensure adherence to project schedules and budgets.
  • Monitor progress, identify risks and challenges, and implement mitigation strategies to ensure successful project execution.
  • Communicate project updates, findings, and outcomes to stakeholders, including senior management and external partners.

2. Scientific Leadership:

  • Provide scientific guidance, mentorship, and technical support to the existing team of scientists and research staff.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including researchers, engineers, and project managers, to achieve research goals and objectives.
  • Stay abreast of advancements in molecular biology, sequencing, and bioinformatics to identify emerging trends and technologies, and assess their potential impact on research initiatives.
  • Attend conferences and networking events to build strong relationships within the fields relevant to the business.

3. Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Review experimental reports to assimilate experimental data to inform future experiments, plans, and capabilities.
  • Prepare and present research findings, reports, and scientific publications for internal review, conferences, and external stakeholder presentations and reports.
  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, and integrity of research data and documentation.

4. Laboratory Supervision:

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, quality standards, and ethical guidelines relevant to research activities.
  • Participate in regulatory submissions, audits, and inspections as needed, providing scientific expertise and documentation support.
  • Overall responsibility for laboratory safety and operations.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • PhD in biology or related scientific discipline.
  • Proven track record of scientific research and publications.
  • Extensive experience in experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills, with the ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and drive research initiatives to completion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex scientific concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced research environment, adapting to changing priorities and timelines.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and quality standards applicable to scientific research, such as Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP), is desirable.

Essential Skills:

  • Extensive experience with virology.
  • Demonstrable experience with sequencing.
  • Experience with environmental metagenomics.
  • Extensive experience with different bioinformatic tools.
  • Long read sequencing experience.
  • Ability to work from own initiative and operate independently, actively circulating information relating to research, and offering resolutions for ongoing projects.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in managing a research team within a Biotechnology laboratory.
  • Experience working with medical devices.
  • Experience in writing bids and applying for funding that is relevant to the project/business and compiling the associated documentation.

About Kromek

Kromek Group plc is an international technology group (global HQ in the UK) and a leading developer and supplier of high-performance radiation detection products based on cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) and other advanced technologies. Using its technology platforms, Kromek designs and develops and produces x-ray and gamma-ray imaging and biological and radiation detection products for the medical, CBRNe security, Homeland Security, public health and civil nuclear radiation detection markets.

The Group’s products provide high-resolution information on microbiomes and is used for the detection and identification of infectious agents.

The Group’s business model provides a vertically integrated technology offering to customers, from proof of concept to finished products, including software, electronics, mechanics and application specific integrated circuits (ASICs).

The Group has operations in the UK and US (California and Pennsylvania) and sells internationally through a combination of distributors, OEM and direct sales.

 

KROMEK WILL NOT CONSIDER ANY SUBMISSIONS MADE BY A RECRUITMENT OR EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OR ANY OTHER INTRODUCTION SERVICE PROVIDER.

Principal Scientist

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