Technology & Assay Development Scientist x 2


Closing Date: 30/09/2021


We are a leader in liquid biopsy. Every day we transform the lives of cancer patients and their families through the power of liquid biopsy. Our tests unlock essential genomic information from a simple blood test and allow clinicians to make more informed treatment decisions for their patients.

We are dynamic and innovative, focused on the development of new ground-breaking technologies in a fast-paced and international setting. Our exceptional team of talented and driven individuals work together to combine their energy and expertise in world-class research, product development and commercialization to bring new tests to the patients that need them.

If making a difference is in your DNA and you are ready to join the liquid biopsy revolution, then you could be just the person we are looking for to join our team based in Cambridge, UK!


To help develop new and existing products including robustness testing, assay development and automation; documentation of product design; verification and validation studies; support for design and development of LIMS interfaces; technology transfer to UK and US clinical labs; ongoing technical support.

Key Responsibilities:

Design and perform proof-of-principle experiments to explore novel product opportunities.

Develop and transition molecular biology methods in to robust and streamlined automated laboratory workflows, adapting novel or existing technology platforms as appropriate.

Perform routine experiments to support verification and validation of existing products.

Hands-on processing of clinical samples in pre-production workflows to verify assay performance and promote business development opportunities.

Support the transition and implementation of new assays and technologies to Clinical Operations.

Provide technical advice, operating procedures, training, education and troubleshooting support for new technologies emerging from Assay Development

Establish process maps of newly developed workflows to support the design and development of LIMS interfaces

Communicate and present project work through written reports, technical operating procedures, validation documents and/or oral presentation.

Keep up to date with the latest developments through literature review and attendance at science & technology meetings.

Initiate, develop and manage collaborations with internal and external groups.

Support other team members and their projects.

Contribute to laboratory management activities.

HIPAA/GDPR Compliance: Position will

Agree to abide by Employment and Confidentiality Agreements and End User Policies

Commit to stay up to date on training requirements for HIPAA/GDPR

Understand the importance of the proper handling and disposal of ePHI and agrees to follow HIPAA/GDPR Regulations

Abide by the requirements for the proper disposal of equipment containing ePHI

Agree to report breaches and the improper handling of ePHI to the Company’s Privacy and Security Officers

Produce and adhere to proper validation documentation



- PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry or a similar field or BSc/MSc with 3-5 years of relevant experience

Skill requirement:

- Proven laboratory skills, particularly molecular biology (essential)

- Expertise in laboratory automation of molecular biology workflows (desirable)

- Knowledge and experience of next-generation DNA sequencing (desirable)

- Proven effectiveness as a team player (essential)

- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team-oriented environment (essential)

- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to influence, negotiate and build lasting relationships (essential)

- Excellent communication skills including oral presentation and scientific writing (essential)

- Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts in a clear and concise manner (essential)

- Ability to teach, train and transition new concepts and methods (desirable)

- Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills (essential)

- Excellent organizational and record keeping skills (essential)

- Adaptable, enthusiastic, approachable, objective


Our Values guide all our activities:

We are BOLD with the delivery of cutting edge science.

We are PASSIONATE we love what we do, our purpose and our impact on patients is clear

We are CARING we care for our patients, our partners, customers and colleagues

Inivata Limited is based in Cambridge, UK.

No agencies please.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

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