Molecular Histologist

Molecular Histologist
Location, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

The GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics division is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Biology group and help in vitro and in vivo diagnostic agents.
As a senior scientist you will be part of a dynamic team of experts including in vivo imaging, chemistry and imaging analysis specialists.
We are looking to expand our expertise and build on our existing pre-clinical studies teams within the disease areas of oncology, neurology & cardiology, to provide the tools to make confide

Essential Responsibilities
* Provide leadership and conduct research to develop cutting edge technology for the diagnosis of disease.
* Provide hands-on technical leadership to assess and interpret the efficacy of novel diagnostic tests (in vivo and in vitro).
* Plan and perform histology based experiments to identify and validate new targets and biomarkers.
* Have a working knowledge of a wide range of protein, arrays and/or molecular RNA expression based in vitro diagnostics technologies.
* Responsible for studies to identify and validate preclinical models appropriate for the evaluation of new imaging targets.
* Work with a diverse multidisciplinary team in a matrix organization across geographical boundaries complimenting the work of in vitro assay development, chemistry, in vivo imaging and imaging analysis specialists.
* Support project team leaders and program managers to implement the goals of the Medical Diagnostics program.
* Present findings to the project teams and business leaders within the Medical Diagnostics group.
* Supervise necropsies and evaluate tissues and clinical pathology data generated from research and toxicology studies in multiple species.
* Contribute to the team's reputation through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.

* Post graduate qualification or equivalent in a Life Science field with significant experience in histology or pathophysiology in a drug discovery R&D setting. Veterinary qualification or Senior Biomedical scientist with suitable experience also considered.
* Strong analytic skills: able to make rational decisions based on multiple sources of information.
* Able to work both independently and within multidisciplinary teams in a dynamic environment.
* Broad interest in physiology and strong background in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular, oncology or neurology.
* Understanding of protein expression, cellular and biochemical analysis, automated analytical systems and experimental design is preferred.
* Excellent interpersonal communication, negotiation and time management skills: able to work in and supervise a diverse team.
* Clear and structured report-writing skills.
* Excellent communication skills in the English Language.

Desired Characteristics
* Academic or industrial experience in development of functional imaging agents.
* Experience and/or formal training in pathology and histological techniques.
* Ability to occasionally travel internationally to work with global team members.
* Experience in immunohistochemistry, molecular pathology, tissue arrays, in vivo biology, cellular and biochemical analysis, automated analytical systems and experimental design.
* Good IT skills.
* Experience working across multiple functions and regions.

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Job Type : Permanent

Location : Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Salary : Excellent Package

Date Advertised : 03 May 2012

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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