Assay Development and Target Validation Scientist

Job Ref: J27366
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Biotech/Life Sciences
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 12 July 2018
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
  • Competitive
  • Ashley Quinlan
  • 01223 234768

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My client is a leader in drug discovery and development based in Cambridgeshire, specialising in small molecule drug discovery utilising a novel screening system. They have a pipeline of novel molecules at various stages of the drug discovery process. They are seeking a Drug Discovery Scientist to help develop cell-based assays for drug screening and target validation experiments.


-Deliver expertise in the area of cell based assay development and target validation

-Generate, optimise, and validate cell based assays to further the drug discovery and target validation projects

-Communicate across various teams within the company to ensure assays are developed in a timely manner

-Actively propose novel technologies and therapeutic areas


-PhD in a Biological science, or a BSc/MSc with significant experience in drug discovery, preferably within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology sectors (E)

-Experience in the design, develop, and optimisation cell based assays for compound testing as part of the drug discovery cascade (E)

-A broad experience of a wide range of assays for a wide range of targets (E)

-Experience in liaising with chemistry teams for delivering data sets (D)

-Experience working with external collaborators (D)

If this sounds like you, please apply online or contact Ashley Quinlan on 01223 607 855 for further details.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.

11/08/2018 09:28:59