Scientist x 2 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 10/6/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ADV001149

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


This role has responsibility for supporting Leica Biosystems to remain and expand as an effective and efficient developer of high quality new products and to ensure cost effective and timely product development.

Major Responsibilities:

  • The generation and evaluation of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays for use in cancer diagnosis in manual and automated staining systems.
  • Acting as part of a team to examine the viability of potential research projects. 
  • Contributing towards department innovation initiatives.
  • Devising detailed plans for the development, verification and validation of new products. This requires a comprehensive literature search, a review of existing/rival products, and use of databases prior to deciding which approach to use
  • Microscopic slide examination and interpretation of antibody/probe staining primarily on formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue where required.
  • Participation in technical support and customer complaint investigations, when requested by the PPIB board

Job Requirements


Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Proven and demonstrable experience within the Biomedical field.
  • Experience of working within a regulated environment 
  • Understanding of histopathology, histological/immunohistochemical and molecular biology techniques
  • Understanding of tissue recognition in histopathology slide screening
  • It would be advantageous if the candidate had experience of protein chemistry


  • Highly motivated
  • Portrays a positive and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Ability to undertake research with minimal supervision
  • Ability to write research reports
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal/written)
  • Effective organisation skills
  • Able to work individually and as part of a team
  • Good technical/practical skills and a logical approach to development work  

Education List of Education, Certifications, Training:

  • Degree (or equivalent) within a relevant Biomedical/Biological science

Travel % of Travel, include approximate overnight stays per week:

  • Travel expectations within this role are minimal (<10%)


  • This role shall be based at Newcastle upon Tyne

To Apply:
Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.
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Danaher Corporation Overview

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