Scientist/Senior 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.

  • Independently design, conduct, optimize and proactively troubleshoot biochemical and molecular cell based 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

  • Candidate should have a relevant degree or PhD in Biology, Biosciences, Biotechnology or Biochemistry or related discipline and ideally have 4+ years of hands-on laboratory experience.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Self-motivated with an initiative to reach challenging targets.

  • Working knowledge of PROTAC technology; luciferase reporter assays; experience with high content imaging would be desirable but not essential.