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Principal R&D Scientist

  • £35,000.00 - £50,000.00
  • Cheshire
  • Permanent


Principal Scientist – Deeside/ Northwest UK – Diagnostics


About the Company:

We are looking for a senior development scientist with experience in antibiotic susceptibility research to join an expanding diagnostics company at their site in the Northwest. This well-established company has a comprehensive benefits package and offers excellent career progression potential.



  • Utilize specialized technical knowledge and skills to implement company research strategies.
  • Lead the development of products and services, ensuring alignment with company objectives.
  • Mentor and develop a team of technicians and scientists.
  • Identify and establish collaborative opportunities with academic and industry experts.
  • Advise on product improvement and take overall responsibility for technical work packages.
  • Identify and evaluate new research areas and emerging technologies to expand the company's portfolio.
  • Lead and review complex technical projects to meet strategic and commercial objectives.
  • Champion microbiology expertise and build a professional profile as a key opinion leader.
  • Address technical issues and act as a liaison between departments.
  • Contribute to broader company business and regulatory strategies.
  • Foster a work environment that promotes scientific challenge and innovation.
  • Coordinate patent writing and conference presentations/publications.
  • Represent the company to potential collaborators and maintain a network of key opinion leaders.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to ensure project success and compliance.
  • Drive innovation and technical excellence through team mentoring and external collaborations.
  • Support regulatory filings and quality assurance functions.



  • PhD in Microbiology or closely related Biological Science with significant post-degree experience.
  • Experience in antibiotic susceptibility research.
  • Strong understanding of technology and market dynamics.
  • Proven experience in team management and leadership.
  • Familiarity with IVD regulatory requirements and landscape.
  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of clinical microbiology and relevant detection processes preferred.
Claire Collinson Client Director Regulatory, Quality & R&D Recruitment

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  • Kinetica (UK) Ltd, Floor 13, Whitehall Waterfront, 2 Riverside Way, Leeds, LS1 4EH, UK