Development Scientist

Compass Life Sciences
London (Greater) (GB)
Start date
18 Jan 2023
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

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R & D , Scientific
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Compass Life Sciences are delighted to be working in partnership with a leading CRO based in central London. Our client is a unique clinical research organisation who specialise in respiratory and infectious diseases carrying out early phase clinical trials. The Development Scientist will play a key role in scientific functions for the business.   
Main responsibilities are:   
- Provide scientific expertise and delivery in the development and validation of assays to enhance business potential;   
- Lead, design, plan and execute lab-based functions to the needs of the research requirement.   
- Responsible for delivery of internal and client contracted research projects;   
- Prepare and review study protocols, data and final reports;   
- Report analysed data to clients and divisions as required, provide regular updates on progress to management;   
- Establish budgets and determine resource needs for experimental work;   
- Train and mentor the junior staff;   
- Liaise with the Quality Assurance department to ensure timely auditing of study documents, study results and routine system procedures;   
- Ensure all work complies with Good Clinical Practice and Good Clinical Practice for Laboratories, all relevant Standard Operating - Procedures (SOPs) and company standards and guidance;   
- Write and review publications to exhibit research in appropriate peer reviewed journals;   
- Management and review SOPs regularly to ensure scientific robustness and/or change in regulatory guidelines;   
- Provide assistance in the maintenance of the laboratories, ensure all procedures comply with the Health & Safety regulations;   
- Attend conferences, client meetings and lectures as appropriate.   
Skills & Experience   
- PhD in a relevant scientific discipline.   
- Significant industry experience is preferred, as well as operational management.   
- Working knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, virology and immunology.   
- Experience implementing and delivering research protocols while working closely with research teams.   
- Assay development and validation experience.   
If you are interested, please either apply directly, or contact Ines Oliveira on (+44)02394211148 or 
Compass Life Sciences offer a highly competitive referral scheme, where you can earn up to £500 in John Lewis or Amazon vouchers by sharing the name of a prospective candidate who goes on to secure a position as a result of your referral. If you do not think this is the right role for you, but you know someone who would be interested in learning more about it, please contact us directly to share further details, confidentially.


Compass Life Sciences was formed in 2018 by veteran recruitment professionals. Candid conversations with Investors and clients identified a demand for highly knowledgeable, experienced, quality-based recruitment solutions within the sector that offered a genuine, consultative service.

Our capabilities have grown in line with our team’s headcount; and we now serve a wide range of key specialisms including R&D, Clinical Research, Commercial Operations, Data & Bioinformatics, Regulatory Affairs and Medical Affairs. We have been consistently commended for offering the highest levels of knowledge-based recruitment solutions to both candidates and clients.

We believe that the future of recruitment is firmly rooted in ingrained partnerships, where a more proactive and strategic relationship is important. As Compass Life Sciences continues to move forward, we will endeavour to provide the highest quality, valued solutions in all our relationships.

Differentiated by quality and knowledge, Compass Life Sciences has been born out of the desire to raise the standards of Life Sciences recruitment in the UK and Global markets.

As a team, we are proud to be able to evidence experience working in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Supplier & Vendor industries, ranging from University Placement Years, through to onsite Talent Acquisition employment, which has provided our fundamental understanding of the specialisms we recruit both for, and into

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