Are you ready for your next scientific challenge? Would you like to contribute to the success of a Company by taking a Scientific lead in tasks and projects in Downstream process development? If so, consider a career with Sekisui Diagnostics.

Sekisui Diagnostics is looking for an experienced Associate Scientist, with expert technical knowledge to join our R&D Downstream Team in Kent.

As an Associate Scientist you will contribute your expertise to independently formulating hypotheses, whilst defining and implementing an overall scientific/technical strategy to meet objectives. You will collaboratively engage with colleagues in a small team of Scientists and Technicians, while delivering an exceptional quality of data and scientific support to our customers.


To succeed in this role, you will need a positive and collaborative attitude, and a dedicated and meticulous approach to work, supported by a strong base of knowledge in Downstream processing to achieve rapid and efficient project progress.

Skills and experience in the following areas will be required:

– Preparation of solutions, accurate pipetting, and basic measurements such as pH or conductivity.

– Protein recovery and purification techniques (cell lysis, protein extraction/recovery, chromatography using ÄKTA or similar systems with different functional separation chemistries, ultrafiltration and diafiltration, freeze-drying).

– Basic analytical techniques (protein concentration, SDS-PAGE, functional activity/titre assays).

– Use of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for the analysis, manipulation, and presentation of data.

A BSc level in Bioscience/Biochemistry with some relevant work experience of Downstream process development in a bioscience-based company and within a CDMO business environment, is preferable for this role.

If this role is for you, please apply for immediate consideration.

Who we are:

At Sekisui Diagnostics, we help improve patient outcomes by doing what we’ve always done – focusing on innovating and developing highly accurate diagnostics tests, reagents and systems. In recent years, social and consumer needs for medical care have been diversifying in line with dramatic transformations in the global medical environment. We will continue to embrace change and challenge new frontiers so that we can create unique, high-quality products and services that will leave our customers truly satisfied. With worldwide state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and an international sales and distribution network, we are a solid partner for healthcare professionals, distributors, and manufacturers around the world. Our global capabilities allow us to meet the specific needs of our wide range of customers – and customize solutions at both a regional and product level.

Sekisui Diagnostics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package

Equal Opportunities:

As an equal opportunity employer, Sekisui Diagnostics is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable country and local laws. It is also Sekisui Diagnostics policy to comply with all applicable country and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

Sekisui Diagnostics is pleased to consider all qualified applicants for open roles and encourages candidates to apply online. Only those candidates who are selected for further consideration or interviews will be contacted by a member of the company’s internal recruiting team.