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R&D Scientist

Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment
Limerick, Country: Ireland
Job Type:
full-time, permanent
Job Description

The Role

Our Client, a leader in the field of laboratory diagnostic solutions seeks an R & D Scientist to join their team. Reporting directly to the R&D Manager, the R&D scientist will have an understanding of microbiology and data analysis and interpretation to execute Research and Development activities through all phases of product development.


  • Execute Research and Development activities through all phases of product development.
  • Perform clinical sample extraction, and qPCR assay optimization experiments in molecular biology laboratories (including a BSL2 lab), including operation of liquid handling systems, on a regular basis.
  • Develop testing protocols, prepare project reports, and present study designs and results in PowerPoint to the project team.
  • Interact cross functionally.
  • Transfer new qPCR product and process to Manufacturing.
  • Follow regulatory compliance in line with ISO 13485.
  • Adapt to fast-paced environment and project priority shift effectively and efficiently.


  • MSc in Molecular/Microbiology or Equivalent
  • A good understanding of microbiology.
  • Knowledge of basic data analysis and interpretation (proficient in Microsoft Office)
  • Must be tolerant to change, ready to take on new challenges and open to learning new skills
  • Strong skills in molecular biology (including DNA, RNA, PCR, qPCR, quantification methods) desirable
  • Experience with methods for extraction of DNA/RNA from microbes & viruses (manual & automated sample prep methods), desirable.
  • Regulatory Experience in IVD product development desirable.

Note: By applying for this position, you may also be considered by Pale Blue Dot Recruitment for other or future related vacancies.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place
Job Settings
Number of jobs: 1 hires
Information about the advertiser
Company: Pale Blue Dot® Recruitment
Company size: 1-49
Contact: NA