Development Scientist

The BBI Group aim to create a world where everyone has the opportunity for a better quality of life. We have served the global diagnostics industry for over 50 years and due to our continued growth, we are seeking a Development Scientist to join our team. This is a permanent, full time position based at our facility in Crumlin.

Role Overview

The Development Scientist will be responsible for completing all planned laboratory work required for projects within the R&D team. You will be expected to complete and write up experiments accurately utilizing approved formats. The role will also involve analysis and presentation of all results using excel and power point for review and discussion by the project team. You will be required to handle category 2 infectious diseases and toxins.

Role Requirements

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Independent and accurate completion of planned laboratory work with the ability to plan experiments with appropriate controls.
  • Complete experimental write ups to QMS requirements and work with appropriate colleagues to review and approve in a timely manner.
  • Review of other scientists/senior scientists experimental write ups to achieve consistent quality and meet all QMS requirements.
  • Complete Timesheets accurately and in timely fashion.
  • Awareness of targeted chargeable hours and communication of any issues/changes to Project Manager.
  • Preparation of project reports and completion of any required customer communication for review as required.
  • Attend customer meetings.

The ideal candidate for this position will hold a science based degree and be able to demonstrate some practical laboratory skills. Knowledge of immunology and analytical techniques such as ELISA would be advantageous.

If you are an internal employee applying for this vacancy you and your manager are required to complete an internal transfer form. This needs to be completed in full and attached to your application along with your CV and cover letter.

About The BBI Group

BBI Solutions has been serving the global diagnostics industry for over 50 years, and is the  world’s largest independent producer of immuno-diagnostics reagents. We develop and manufacture critical components for the diagnostic industry, but also apply our expertise by delivering solutions that bring critical components together in the development and manufacture of point of care and conventional tests. Furthermore, our Novarum Mobile Diagnostic Platform complements across the diagnostics workflow to interpret and share assay results. This makes BBI unique among IVD suppliers.

Our range of immuno-diagnostics reagents includes human antigens, antibodies, enzymes and serum & plasma products. With manufacturing sites spanning four continents, we produce world-renowned labels for lateral flow, ELISA assay and biosensors, including our high-quality gold nanoparticles and glucose oxidase. The acquisition of German-based DIARECT AG in June 2020 established BBI as the leading provider of antigens in the autoimmune and tick-borne IVD markets.

BBI Solutions is part of the BBI Group.


Here at BBI, we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our employees. They play a pivotal role in improving the quality of people’s lives and are focused on delivering exceptional products and technologies. With our employees focused on others, we’re focused on them. That’s why, at BBI, we’re dedicated to providing our employees with access to global resources and site specific benefits that support their health and wellbeing.

Recognising that our people are our strength, we offer an attractive benefits package to our employees:

  • Competitive Salary with Yearly Salary Reviews
  • 5% Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance (4x Annual Salary)
  • Private Health Care Scheme
  • Global Employee Wellbeing Programme
  • Reward and Recognition Programme
  • Commitment to Career Development
  • Generous Annual Leave Package
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Free Onsite Parking/Electrical Charging Points
  • State of the Art Facilities – Certified Centres of Excellence

We’re also focused on development, creating an environment that allows our employees to nurture their talent and empowers you to make a difference. This is achieved by providing our employees with access to learning opportunities to help achieve personal career goals.

Application Process

If this role sounds like it’s for you, click ‘apply’ today. Once we’ve received your application, a member of our recruitment team will be in touch to arrange a call. On this call, we’ll be able to tell you a lot more about working here at The BBI Group, how ‘a day in the life’ of this position looks and discuss the next stages of the recruitment process.

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