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Product Development Scientist



Cambridge, UK
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Company overview

PocDoc is a venture-backed start up on a mission to digitally supercharge healthcare pathways to massively increase access to testing and treatment, thereby unlocking healthier lives.

We are a multidisciplinary team of scientists, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals, working to revolutionise the way people access diagnosis and treatment for major diseases.

The PocDoc integrates chemistry, design and engineering with software and computer science, which enables quantitative blood tests, focused on preventative healthcare directly linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

PocDoc has a number of NHS contracts, has won multiple Innovate UK awards, an SBRI award and a MedTech Breakthrough Award. Its technology has CA and CE marks and is patented in Europe and the US.

Job Role Overview

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Product Development Scientist to join our dynamic team. As a Product Development Scientist, you will play a crucial role in the development and improvement of our company's smartphone-enabled preventative healthcare solution. You will be responsible for conducting research, designing, and performing experiments, and analysing data to develop innovative and high-quality products.


  • Conduct research and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field of product development.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define product requirements and design specifications.
  • Design and execute verification & validation experiments to develop new products or improve existing ones.
  • Analyse experimental data using statistical methods and interpret the results.
  • Develop and optimize product formulations, processes, and manufacturing procedures.
  • Conduct stability studies and evaluate product performance under various conditions.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing and quality control teams to ensure product quality and consistency.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, market demands, and customer preferences.
  • Prepare technical reports, presentations, and documentation for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in product scale-up and commercialization activities.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

Essential Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum Master's degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or a related field.
  • Minimum 3 years proven experience in product development, preferably in the consumer goods industry.
  • Strong knowledge of scientific principles and experimental design.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software and data interpretation.
  • Experience with formulation development and optimization.
  • Experience in IVD assay development and optimisation.
  • Experience in writing Technical Documentation.
  • Experience in designing, writing up and executing Verification and Validation activities.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and quality control processes.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.

Benefits Offered

We offer a competitive salary package and a stimulating work environment that encourages innovation. If you are passionate about product development and have the skills and experience required for this role, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join our team.

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Flexi hours
  • Pension scheme
  • Share option scheme
  • An entrepreneurial team environment where your contribution will be valued.

About PocDoc

Founded by Dr Kiran Roest, Dr Vladimir Gubala and Steve Roest, PocDoc‘s mission is to deliver full digital pathways including diagnostic tests via smartphone. The PocDoc platform allows anyone with a smartphone or tablet to test themselves for a range of major diseases and conditions, receive a full health assessment and be offered solutions to address any health-related issues that arise, including real-time prescription of medication and clinical support.