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Assay Development Scientist (Microfluidics)

Assay Development Scientist (Microfluidics)


We are working closely with this biotech company based in Cambridge looking for an Assay Development Scientist – Microfluidics, with great experience with microfluidic devices.
You will be joining an energetic and enthusiastic team of researchers and scientist developing their enzymatic DNA synthesis technology. In particular you would be involved in the contribution to the robust cell-free expression assays of proteins for their Desktop Bioprinter joining the eProtein Workflow group.
About you (essential):

  • PhD in a relevant Biological Science or minimum BSc with 3 years industrial experience.
  • Experience with assay development on microfluidic devices.
  • Experience of miniaturising complex biochemical assays.

About you (desirable):

  • 3 years of relevant industrial or postdoc experience
  • Familiar with fluorescence imaging techniques and fluorescence detection methodologies.
  • Experience with cell-free synthesis processes.

Responsibilities: Assay development scientist – Protein

  • Miniaturization of tube-based bioassays for their eDrop digital microfluidic device.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues to obtain efficient assay translation onto the eDrop digital microfluidic device.
  • Screening of reagents and testing compatibility with their digital microfluidic platform.
  • Method development of robust and reliable bioassay on eDrop.
  • Report results in a timely manner and maintain good laboratory practices.


  • Private Medical Insurance and cash plan
  • Life assurance of 4x annual salary
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • EMI-approved option scheme
  • Enhanced employer’s pension contributions
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Investment in professional development and learning.
  • Monthly celebratory cakes and treats.
  • Organised summer events for staff and families.

We don’t believe in the ‘perfect’ candidate, so if you meet some of the criteria and the role sounds interesting, please reach out for a confidential conversation.

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