Research Assistant / Scientist

Salary 24,000 - 32,000


Research Assistant / Scientist

Location: Leeds

Contract: Full-time (Mon-Fri) and permanent

Sector: Medical Devices / Polymers

Salary: £24,000 - £32,000 depending on experience and interview performance.


Our client is an innovative medical devices company based in Leeds, specialising in the development of drug-loadable bioresorbable stents for both cardiovascular and non-vascular applications. They are currently at the pre-clinical R&D phases, with plans to move to the clinic for 2024. To continue their laboratory operations, they are currently hiring into their R&D laboratory team for a Research Assistant or Research Scientist. Job title and salary will be dependent on experience and interview performance.


The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for either a junior, or experienced scientist who has at least 1 year of prior industrial experience within a medical device or polymer setting. As a Research Assistant / Scientist, you will be responsible for:


  • Conducting laboratory R&D and production work within an ISO 13485 setting.
  • Production of medical polymers and running various quality tests including the use of microscopy, spectroscopy, GPC (size exclusion chromatography) etc.
  • Conducting mechanical testing experiments and stability testing (shelf-life, drug release etc).
  • Performing validation studies (assessing need for new equipment, SOP/protocol writing, report writing).
  • General laboratory requirements (equipment maintenance, equipment calibration, inventory management, cleaning, stock purchasing)
  • Supporting Research Scientists and Senior Scientists with ongoing research projects.
  • Reporting records and results within requirements of the QMS. You may also lead presentations relating to project progress.
  • Completing quality documentation relating to R&D, manufacturing and characterisation activities.
  • Other responsibilities which may not be outlined above.










Skills and Experience Needed

The ideal candidate will have the following:


  • BSc / MSc in a chemistry / biology / medical device subject, or related discipline (essential)
  • Hands only polymer synthesis or analysis experience including one of more of the following  techniques: extrusion, GPC, size exclusion chromatography, microscopy, UV-VIS / FTIR, mechanical testing, HPLC etc (essential)
  • At least 1 year of industrial laboratory experience in a related field (essential)
  • The desire to work in a small and close-knit team where daily tasks are highly varied (essential)
  • Prior experience working within an ISO 13485 accredited setting (advantageous)
  • Long term right to work in the UK without need for visa sponsorship (essential).







The Package

Our client is able to offer a competitive salary and benefits package.


To Apply


If you would like to apply to this opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to Charlie Cox at – alternatively, please call Charlie on 07903 204577.

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