Biomarker Scientist

  1. Interim/Contract
Slough, England
  1. Technical Operations, Quality Control, Microbiologist
Posted: 09/05/2024

Hobson Prior is seeking a Biomarker Scientist to support clinical transcriptomics outsourced activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting and supporting sample analysis, quality control, data interpretation, and reporting. This role requires staying updated with new and emerging techniques in the transcriptomics and biomarker fields.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert in supporting clinical transcriptomics outsourced activities from planning and technical perspectives.
  • Ensure timely delivery of high-quality, fit-for-purpose assays and robust data.
  • Conduct and support sample analysis, quality control, data interpretation, and reporting.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of new and emerging techniques relevant to the transcriptomics and biomarker fields.
  • Support the development of biomarker assays in the laboratories, where appropriate.


  • Academic qualification in a biological discipline with a good understanding of molecular biology and transcriptomics (RNA sequencing and RT-qPCR), and their application to biomarker analysis in clinical studies.
  • Practical experience of the complete workflow for RNA sequencing experiments, including sample extraction, library preparation, quality control, sequencing runs, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience in Molecular Biology methods, including RNA extraction from various biofluids and tissue matrices, primer and probe design, quantitative PCR (real-time and/or ddPCR) and data analysis.
  • Experience of working with human tissue under the directives of the Human Tissue Act (HTA), and experience of working with samples and studies under GCP compliance.
  • Practical experience in any of the following techniques would be an advantage: histology and immunohistochemistry, Immunoassay and ligand binding assays, Flow cytometry assays, LC-MS.

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