Job title: Principal Scientist, Histology
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: GBP £60,000.00
Job published: 10-07-2019
Job ID: 32350

Job Description

Harrison Frazer are currently partnered with a rapidly expanding Contract Research Organisation, based in Edinburgh. The position is a Principal Scientist in the Histology focus area of the company.

An ideal candidate would be one who relishes combining aspects of leadership, project management, R&D and business development.


  • Primary point of contact for the Histology team, providing scientific oversight, delivering guidance on experimental design, through to technical delivery where required.
  • Leadership role in terms of group project planning, coordination and resource management.
  • Line management of Senior Scientists, delegation of project tasks across the team to ensure accurate and timely delivery of client data and reports.
  • Taking a lead role in facilitating the optimisation of new markers, multiplex panels, new technologies, based on client demand and analysis of the competitive landscape.
  • Where appropriate, providing training to others in the team.
  • Taking an active role in nurturing new and expanding existing client relationships.
  • Presenting the company’s histology capabilities in an authoritative and engaging manner, in face-to-face meetings and by teleconferencing.
  • Attending scientific and trade conferences to deliver oral presentations and posters and to assist in fielding enquiries to capture new commercial opportunities.



  • PhD desirable, with > 5 years post-doctoral experience or equivalent tenure in a CRO/Pharma/Biotech setting.
  • Evidence of a strong conceptual understanding of the field.
  • Previous experience of Pharma/Biotech drug discovery or contract research desirable.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, participating in client and lab discussions and conference presentations.
  • Demonstrable relevant laboratory experience.
  • Supervisory management experience desirable.

If you are interested in this position, and would like to receive further information, then please reach out to

Due to the vast number of applications received, we regret to inform that we will only be in touch with successful candidates. Apply in confidence.