Scientist/Senior Research Associate - Biology (UK)

Job description

  • Independently design, conduct, optimize and proactively troubleshoot screening assays

  • 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 the senior team on various activities

  • Ensure robust and high-quality assays with efficient use of automation and instrumentation

  • Data processing, interpretation, and presentation to cross-functional team members and stakeholders.

  • Proposing, planning, quoting, tracking reagent needs, usage, and executing timelines 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 client-based projects

Job requirements

  • Candidates should have high-level expertise in medium/high-throughput screening and molecular cellular biology.

  • Working knowledge of methods for small-molecule lead discovery is essential, but might not be essential (particularly for academic candidates).

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

  • Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills

  • A clear understanding of biology principles/assays & strategies to troubleshoot

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

  • Creative thinking to spot new customers and growth opportunities

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

  • Ability to work in a team in a transparent and entrepreneurial culture

  • Self-motivated with an initiative to reach challenging targets