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Molecular Biologist
Senior Electronics Engineer

BioGene Limited is an ISO9002 registered Biotechnology Company based in Cambridgeshire whose stated mission is ‘innovative excellence’. With over twenty one years’ experience in the field of rapid molecular based technologies for the detection of genetic material and a growing pipeline of IP protected novel instruments and processes the Company is ideally situated for rapid growth on a global scale.


Unique Opportunity for a Molecular Biologist!

The Company

BioGene Limited is an ISO9001 registered Biotechnology Company based in Cambridgeshire whose stated mission is ‘innovative excellence’. With over twenty five years’ experience in the field of novel rapid molecular based technologies for the detection of genetic material and a growing pipeline of IP protected novel instruments and processes, the Company is ideally situated for rapid growth on a global scale.

We are looking for an ambitious, organised and hardworking molecular biologist to join our multi-disciplinary team as we bring to market and seek to manufacture, distribute and support a novel family of products.

Ability to work in R&D and customer facing roles: coordinating and working with the internal team (comprising molecular biologists, engineers and marketing professionals) to sync with the external stakeholders is a key requirement.

Molecular Biologist - The Role:

Responsible for helping to create a new generation of innovative products as well as help improve the current range of products as both customers and changes in technologies demand. You will design, test and deploy leading edge molecular based detection systems in a Point of Care niche. Our global targets include viral haemorrhagic fevers in humans and economically important animal/plant diseases.

This from inception, in the R&D role through to testing/validation to ISO13485 and field deployment.

Strong leadership skills together with an enquiring mind that is constantly looking at new technical options as Projects develop are key personal assets. A ‘can do’ attitude is vital as is the desire to complete Projects on time and on budget, reflecting the importance of the commercial role that the function also entails.

The candidate will be registered for a PhD at one of our stakeholder institutions and so the role is a unique opportunity to advance your academic qualifications in a commercial role, giving a wide understanding of the molecular biology marketplace and a strong focus on PCR based diagnostics.

Interested? To be considered for the role, you ideally would have:

  • Extensive (minimally 12 months) real time PCR experience in design of assays and also trouble shooting, assay qualification and a working knowledge of various primer/probe technologies. The main focus of the role, and the PhD, is the design and validation of PCR assays to a wide range of human and animal pathogens.
  • A biosciences degree including PCR based modules, preferably with 6-12 months post-graduate experience in QPCR techniques. A Masters qualification with relevant project experience in PCR based assay design would be preferred.
  • Experience in standard molecular biology techniques including nucleic acid extraction and gel electrophoresis will be expected along with the ability to design a scientific experiment and correctly document in a laboratory notebook.
  • Business Environment Appreciation: active project management and an awareness of the commercial environment and the need for profit.
  • You must be an enthusiastic and committed self-starter who can set goals and achieve them within the remit of the Business Plan. Working within an SME environment is important.

Job Functions:

  • Designing, performing and analysing new assays that use our core technology.
  • Liaising with line manager and helping to devise technical direction to sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure that projects are completed on schedule, to specification and within agreed budgets. Instigating, developing and managing the agreed Project Plan both internally and externally.
  • Providing technical support in from idea stage through to design and testing/validation.
  • Routine customer service support as and when required. To include office and field based activities. Aim is to provide direct and link scientific support for Company products to customers and also distributors globally.
  • Being responsible for managing the requirements of the PhD course whilst ensuring that company goals are met.
  • Having complete accountability day-to-day for setting up, organising and performing experiments.
  • Analysing, organising and reporting on the data produced.
  • Participating in team meetings, strategy discussions and customer meetings.
  • Presenting results internally, to academic and industry collaborators, and to stakeholders

Innate Skills

  • Technology development acumen; applying creative, innovative thinking to solve complex problems
  • Attention to detail and good data analysis skills - a starter and finisher!
  • Self-motivated to carry out research tasks both independently and collaboratively
  • Capacity to coordinate multiple projects and prioritize work accordingly
  • Highly productive, flexible and able to function in a fast changing environment
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, both verbal and written

If you have the required skills and experience, please forward your current CV and covering letter, with salary details, explaining why you are a good fit for this role.


Email your C.V. to recruitment@biogene.com or give us a call (0845 1300 950) - we would really appreciate the chance to discuss your potential.


Exciting Opportunity for a Progressive Senior Electronics Engineer!

Location: Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire

Salary: Competitive, DOE plus benefits

Contract: Permanent, Full time

The Company

BioGene Limited is an ISO9001 registered Biotechnology Company based in Cambridgeshire whose stated mission is ‘innovative excellence’. With over twenty five years’ experience in the field of rapid molecular based technologies for the detection of genetic material and a growing pipeline of IP protected novel instruments and processes, the Company is ideally situated for rapid growth on a global scale.

We are now looking to recruit an experienced ‘Senior Electronics Engineer’ to join our multi-disciplinary team as we bring to market and seek to manufacture, distribute and support a novel family of products.

If you are a highly motivated and ambitious professional seeking a challenging new role, this is the opportunity to self-develop and succeed on a personal and professional level within a rapidly growing company.

Offering progression commensurate to contribution and development prospects, we offer a fast-paced environment, ideal for enhancing your technical and management skills. Ability to work in R&D, production and service roles: coordinating and working with the internal engineering team to sync with the external resources is a key requirement.

Senior Electronics Engineer - The Role:

You will be responsible for helping to create a new generation of innovative products as well as help improve the current range of products as both customers and changes in technologies demand. You will design, prototype and help deploy leading edge electronics hardware in tandem with the requisite software/firmware and working closely with our mechanical design engineers. This from inception, in the R&D role through to manufacture and service. As the team expands, good inter-personal and management skills (both people and parallel Projects) will be required. You will be required to produce and follow project and product documentation and be able to adopt a hands-on approach as and when the project requires. The facility will seek to register to ISO13485 during 2019.

Strong leadership skills together with an enquiring mind that is constantly looking at new technical options as Projects develop are key personal assets….a ‘can do’ attitude is vital as is the desire to complete Projects on time and on budget-reflecting the importance of the commercial role that the function also entails.

You will take responsibility for the full product lifecycle: from early concepts and prototypes, to full production and upgrades. To this end, you will work closely with colleagues from sales and manufacturing as well as with suppliers to ensure technical and commercial success.

Interested? To be considered for the role, you ideally would have:

  • Analogue/digital electronics systems design, build and troubleshoot experience essential
  • Use and good experience of Altium 18 highly desirable
  • Programming and Software Engineering: C#, C, C +, Embedded C, C++, or similar scripting language would be highly desirable
  • A working knowledge of comm’s protocols is desirable
  • Knowledge of Microprocessor Applications and DSP: microprocessor system application, single chip embedded solutions with product oriented focus would be desirable
  • Working knowledge of the CE validation process for instruments would be a distinct advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills; a manager who can organise and lead the team members and work with external contractors and suppliers.
  • Business Environment Appreciation: in particular, active project management and an awareness of the commercial environment and the need for profit.
  • You must be an enthusiastic and committed self-starter who can set goals and achieve them within the remit of the Business Plan. Working within an SME environment is important.

Job Functions:

  • Liaising with line manager and helping to devise technical direction to sub-contractors and suppliers to ensure that projects are completed on schedule, to specification and within agreed budgets. Instigating, developing and managing the agreed Project Plan both internally and externally.
  • Providing technical support in hardware, software/firmware and electronics from idea stage through to pre-production, testing and ‘productionisation’
  • Routine customer service support as and when required. To include office and field based activities. Aim is to provide direct and link engineering (to third party engineering support) for Company products.
  • Any office support as and when required e.g. software/hardware support.
  • Assembly/Production implementation and Technical Management of the growing range of products, this will include production and inventory planning and scheduling to demand.

If you have the required skills and experience, please forward your current CV and covering letter, with salary details, explaining why you are a good fit for this role.


Email your C.V. to recruitment@biogene.com or give us a call (0845 1300 950) - we would really appreciate the chance to discuss your potential.


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