Aureum Diagnostics is a young, ambitious and dynamic company with an exciting future ahead of us. We are actively expanding our R&D, quality and operational teams and are looking for committed, enthusiastic and appropriately experienced individuals to join us. We are always interested in hearing from candidates with relevant industry experience.

Role – Research Scientist – Biosensors and Surface Science

The Research Scientist will support the Chief Scientific Officer with an ambitious and fast paced research programme to convert cutting edge electrochemical measurement techniques developed in the academic environment into productisable formats. It will be your job to first develop robust electrochemical assay technologies and then work with the product development experts within the company to ensure smooth technology transfer. The candidate will be employed by Aureum Diagnostics but will be seconded into the laboratory of Professor Damion Corrigan in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde.


Research Scientist duties and responsibilities:

The Research Scientist will have a broad and varied remit including but not restricted to: 

  • Designing experiments and leading projects to develop robust and reproducible electrochemical measurements relevant to point of care.
  • Utilising surface characterisation and analytical chemistry equipment within the University of Strathclyde to develop robust surface conjugation approaches.
  • Generating new SOPs.
  • Creating and maintaining quality documents and reports.
  • Updating the company leadership team on project progress.
  • Leading the transfer of technology from the University environment into the company R&D environment.
  • Engaging in original thinking to drive product innovation and IP generation.


Research Scientist qualification, skills and experience:

The Research Scientist will need a background in advanced biosensor development and/or surface science:

  • PhD or equivalent industrial experience in electrochemical biosensor development, ideally covering: electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), amperometry, voltammetric methods, self-assembled monolayer (SAM) formation and interrogation.
  • Experience of biofunctionalisation of surfaces, e.g. antibody or nucleic acid functionlisation of and conjugation to electrode surfaces.
  • Experience of complementary surface analysis techniques such as: Raman and infrared spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy.
  • Proven ability to write high quality reports and prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Evidence of analytical and logical thinking.
  • Ability to work successfully as part of an interdisciplinary team.

In the first instance this will be a fixed term appointment for 12 months. Depending on project progress and the strategic needs of the business there may be potential for continuation.

Starting salary will be in the £30-35k per annum range. Contact

Over the next 6 months Aureum will be recruiting for a range of roles. We’re always looking for dynamic and engaged people to join our team – just because a role isn’t advertised on our website doesn’t mean that we don’t want to hear from you. We challenge you to bring passion and ingenuity into the application process and apply now.

Apply to Tessa Ogle at: