Senior Scientist

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Senior Scientist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Scientist to join our team.


  • As a Senior Medicinal Chemist you will present your finding at technical project meetings;
  • Responsible for ensuring timely completion of all relevant deliverables;
  • Working within a team to achieve results;
  • Ensuring that all activities are carried out in compliance with all regulations and laws governing business and quality operations;
  • May lead one or more aspects of scientific discipline within each team;
  • Write technical justifications to provide evidence that stability studies meet MDR requirements;
  • Innovate in the field of cellular assay development and cellular mechanism-of-action;
  • To be an effective team member in supporting Discovery Projects to meet their objectives;
  • Providing expert interpretation of the data, identifying innovative solutions to problems and putting forward plans for further experiments;
  • To design working protocols and systems for quantitative mass spectrometric immunoassay verification;
  • To contribute to the interpretation of experimental data and play a significant role in the planning of further experiments;
  • Delivering in vitro data according to the study plan as agreed with the team leader or project supervisor;
  • Maintaining an awareness of current developments in the literature to support projects;
  • Generating and maintaining clear experimental records;
  • To maintain an awareness of current developments in the literature and to make effective use of appropriate literature search tools.


  • MSc/PhD level in Cell Biology, Virology or similar field;
  • Proven experience in a similar role within industry;
  • PhD level qualification in Materials Science, Crystallisation or equivalent;
  • Technical and experimental ability to deliver data from the lab;
  • Demonstrable experience solving scientific problems;
  • Master’s degree or PhD with demonstrated application of genomics, or relevant experience (>3 years) working in genomics focused laboratories;
  • Experience in process modelling;
  • Experience in management of NGS data;
  • Breadth and depth of molecular and cellular biology knowledge, and skills (PCR, sequencing library preparation);
  • Experience in materials science;
  • Demonstrated track record in implementation of cutting edge genomics workflows;
  • Strong enterprise behaviour working within multidisciplinary teams;
  • Experience using robotic automation to enable genomics workflows;
  • Lab-based drug discovery experience in academic or pharmaceutical company setting;
  • NGS data analysis skills (Unix, Linux, R).