Research Associate - Biology (UK)

Job description

NOTE: As an approved life-sciences company, we have a license to hire from Europe and therefore we also welcome applications from EU passport holders as well as those with the right to work in the UK.


  • With the guidance of seniors conducting, optimizing and proactively troubleshooting screening assays.
  • Supporting team to develop, optimize and validate biophysical, biochemical and cell-based assay platforms for the hit identification, lead optimization and functional characterization of small molecules.
  • Work on the bench implementing state-of-the-art technologies for the different assay platforms and supporting senior team on various activities.
  • Supporting team in ensuring robust and high-quality assays with efficient use of automation and instrumentation.
  • Data processing, interpretation and presentation to cross functional team members.
  • Helping team in proposing, planning, quoting, tracking reagent needs, usage and executing time lines for each study.
  • Work closely with other biology groups involved in cellular and molecular biology, protein biology/chemistry and ADME, offering integrated drug discovery support alongside chemistry for multiple collaborator-based project.

Job requirements

  • Candidate should have a relevant degree or PhD in Biology, Biosciences, Biotechnology or Biochemistry or pertinent discipline and ideally have 2+ years of hands-on laboratory experience. 

  • Candidates should have expertise in cell-based and/or biochemical assays.

  • Candidates must be capable of excellent teamwork in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment, where meeting timelines will be essential.

  • Candidate should have an aptitude for data analysis and interpretation skills

  • Clear understanding of biology principles and assays.

  • Have a passion for science as well as being open to continuous learning and education.

  • Be highly organized with the ability to work independently in a fast paced team environment.

  • Self-motivated with initiative to reach challenging targets.

  • A working knowledge of PROTAC technology; luciferase reporter assays; experience with high content imaging would be desirable.