Senior Scientist – Ancillary Technology in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 10/30/2019

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Job ID: ADV001148

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.


Position Summary and Overview: 
This role is responsible 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 antibodies, detection systems, molecular probes or ancilliary reagents for use in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays for use in cancer diagnosis in manual and automated staining systems.
  • To provide technical leadership to a project; develop, plan, and execute experiments to drive the development of robust IVD assays, ensuring that delivery of the project to business is within budget and on schedule
  • Driving and supporting departmental innovations programmes and interacting with Innovations Department to initiative novel product development
  • To manage multiple internal stakeholders throughout the product development process, from tissue culture production to manufacturing, to quality control and quality assurance for the benefit of the project
  • Providing support to and deputise for the R&D Managers or Senior R&D Managers in regard to product investigations and other interdepartmental matters
  • Provide supervisory support and mentoring for a small project team.
  • 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.
  • Depending upon the need of the business, it is expected that Senior Scientists may work on antibodies, detection systems, molecular probes or ancillary reagent projects as required

Job Requirements


Required Skills/Experience: 

  • Proven experience of working in a scientific area, ideally with exposure to Design Control.
  • Experience of working within a regulated environment
  • Significant experience of scientific techniques including IHC, molecular biology and histology


  • Ability to undertake research with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to write reports and supporting documentation to a high standard.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal/written)
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects 
  • Strong motivator of teams and results oriented

Education List of Education, Certifications, Training:

  • Degree (or equivalent) within a relevant Biomedical/Biological science
  • Further degree (PhD or MSc) would be advantageous.

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

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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