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Date Added: Mon 19/10/2020

Senior Test Engineer

Cambridge, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £30000 - £40000 / annually

Our client specialises in developing software in the life sciences sector. The software is deployed in the cloud with a powerful database at the back-end used on both Windows and Linux infrastructures. Their software is instrumental in improving health and life quality on a global scale

They are looking for a technically skilled individual to work in their test team. You will already have knowledge of biology, genomics, bioinformatics, etc.. An interest in software/technology is essential for this role. Knowledge/awareness of software coding/testing is also an essential requirement.

The role will involve/need: -

  • A background or a good degree in life sciences, bioinformatics - genes, proteins, diseases, biology, etc.
  • Knowledge/experience of software coding/testing (the company mainly codes in Python/JavaScript and databases on Windows and Linux platforms)
  • Testing: exploratory testing; checklists; test scripts; tools, automation - and an open mind on any other potentially suitable ways to test
  • Either a scientific / researcher, academic background
  • Experience with scientific methods
  • Responsible approach, considered, a balance of resoluteness / flexibility, betterment in general
  • Use of corpora such as PubMed, MEDLINE, ClinicalTrials.gov (desirable)
  • Use of ontologies such as Entrez, NCI (desirable)
  • An appreciation/awareness of data analysis/science (desirable)


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced person who wishes to put their skills, knowledge and commercial background into a highly reputed company - joining a highly experienced team.

To discuss this role, please contact Michael Hewitt-Hulin on 0203 930 8611 or apply using the link.

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