Scientist - Functional Screening

Job Ref: J27452
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 drug molecule 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 Screening Scientist on a permanent basis to run their novel screening platform.


-The identification and configuration of model screening systems through literature research of a given topic

-Develop, optimise, and validate disease cell models for screening campaigns

-Perform functional genetic screens for both internal and external projects and submit samples for Next Generation Sequencing

-Progress hits identified from screening to drug discovery

-Manage external collaborations and support junior members of staffSkills:

-PhD or equivalent with experience in pooled functional genetic screening (CRISPR, shRNA etc)

-Strong background in cancer biology or neuropathology

-Experience in mammalian tissue culture

-Experience with a variety of molecular biology techniques (lenti/retrovirus, western blot, PCR, cloning)

-Attention to detail, able to balance projects to meet the desired outcome, problem solving skills, and able to work independently in the lab

-A drug discovery background and understanding of bioinformatics (desired)

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 09:33:21