R&D Scientist

Posted Date: 28 Jun 2024

Location: Penicuik, GB, EH26 0BF

Company: AliveDx

Building on 30 years of experience in transfusion diagnostics, AliveDx is committed to delivering solutions that reshape the way diagnostics is practiced.  AliveDx has two key product portfolios, Alba by Quotient™ and MosaiQ™ by Quotient. The Alba by Quotient™ product range is comprised of high-quality reagents used to keep laboratories around the world running efficiently. They are sold directly to laboratories or through our OEM partners. MosaiQ™ by Quotient is our proprietary multiplex microarray technology, offering the world’s first fully automated, consolidated testing platform, allowing for multiple tests across different modalities. AliveDx operations are based in Eysins, Switzerland, Edinburgh, Scotland and Chicago, Illinois.


R&D Scientist


We are recruiting for an R&D Scientist to join our Alba Product Development team based at our ARC site near Penicuik, EH26 0BF.  The Alba Product Development team is responsible for the translation of ideas into new products using the product development and project management processes.  This group will be responsible for determining if new product ideas are feasible, developing feasible ideas into Alba or OEM products, and to support ongoing Alba activities through participation in company-wide activities or provision of advice or studies across the business.This role is a 12 month, fixed term position working 37.5 hours per week. Monday-Friday.



The main responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in planning, organising and undertaking work to Product Development studies and projects with support from the Principal Scientist, Department Leader and the project managers.

  • Record and analyse the results of experimental work from specific Development projects as assigned by the Principal Scientist and/or Department Leader to meet Design Control requirements in project files and the departmental objectives.

  • Assist with the supervision and training of other staff inside or out with the team to ensure continuous development of staff capabilities.

  • Monitor the safe operation, control and maintenance of equipment in accordance with established procedures to minimize delays to work programmes and ensure a safe working environment.

  • Assist with preparation and review of appropriate documentation to enable the department to comply with Regulatory requirements.

  • Participate in project teams and other group meetings as required.

  • Participate in an 'in-house' programme of continuous training and assessment.

  • Perform any other duties as reasonably requested from the company from time to time.

  • Conduct all duties in compliance with local procedures, Good Documentation Practice (GDP) and appropriate regulatory requirements and report any observed breaches to the Department Leader and Technical Compliance Group if applicable.



  • Science Degree is essential.

  • Experience in a GMP/GLP environment.

  • Relevant experience in appropriate regulated laboratory/environment e.g. medical devices, pharma.

  • Clinical or supply chain immunohaematology experience.

  • Experience in recording and reporting on experimental outcomes.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work across departments and in cross-disciplinary teams (e.g. regulatory affairs, commercial)

  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and respond flexibly with multiple conflicting priorities.

  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.



  • A highly dynamic and growing environment.

  • An opportunity to live your passion for intrapreneurial mindset, where cultivating innovation and customer centricity are at the heart of everything we do.

  • AliveDx offer a range of core and flexible benefits ranging from private medical cover, life assurance, cycle to work, technology, and restaurant discounts.

  • Competitive salary on offer.


Interested? We look forward to receiving your application.


AliveDx is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of nationality, sex, disability, region/belief, sexual orientation, or age. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on competences, performance, and business needs.