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Scientist/Senior Scientist

Diatech Pharmacogenetics is the leading Italian provider of precision medicine solutions.

Since 2009 Diatech Pharmacogenetics develops and distributes molecular diagnostic products in Italy and abroad.

The R&D Department is now recruiting a Scientist/Senior Scientist (=Ricercatore/Ricercatore esperto) to expand its offering in Next-Generation Sequencing solutions. The right candidate will join a dynamic team of scientists that develop CE-IVD products in ISO 9001 and 13485 environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the ideation of NGS-based cancer diagnostic solutions.
  • Execute the proof of concept experiments and data analysis in an iterative process that leads to the beta product.
  • Engage in interactions with suppliers, collaborators and testers.
  • Contribute to the transfer to manufacturing.
  • Provide regular updates to the senior leadership.



  • Degree in Biology/Biotechnology – PhD preferable but not essential with adequate industry experience.



  • Experience in extraction (manual and automated) and quality analysis of nucleic acids (spectrophotometry, capillary electrophoresis, fluorescence-based)
  • Experience in amplification techniques (PCR, RT-qPCR)
  • Experience in NGS library preparation.
  • Proficient with MS Office and basic statistical analysis.
  • Good English working knowledge, some Italian or willingness to learn.



  • Experience in the design of NGS oncology panels.
  • Experience in the NGS and/or diagnostic industry.
  • Experience in R&D in regulated environments.


The candidate should be well organised, self-motivated and comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment and on multiple projects with constantly changing priorities and deadlines.


Jesi, Italy.


We offer a permanent position (=CCNL per il settore chimico-farmaceutico) and a competitive compensation package.


To be considered, please send a CV and cover letter to

We accept only the cv which authorize the treatment of personal data in compliance with Italian Legislative Decree 196/03.