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3rd Nov

Senior Research Scientist

— Join a drug discovery company leading a talented and motivated team.

40,000 - 50,000
•             Join a vibrant, fast-growing drug discovery and development company.

•             Work as part of a close-knit team within the full range of the drug discovery process.

•             Great training and development opportunities.

This is an opportunity to join a motivated and talented team in a fast-growing drug discovery and development company delivering new medicine for rare disease, inflammation, and cancer. They are looking to add an experienced laboratory Senior Biologist with experience of drug discovery and development. This role will work within the biology department directly reporting to the Head of Biology and managing high-quality research projects.

What you'll be doing:
  • Delivering effecting and efficient biology projects including assay design, troubleshooting and data analysis.
  • Lead biology team of Research Scientists to ensure delivery of screening and drug discovery objectives.
  • Conducting high-quality bench science alongside the biology team whilst supporting team development and a positive lab culture – providing support, feedback, constructive criticism and solutions for the team.
  • Ensuring effective interaction with outsourced research activities.
  • Contributing ideas in order to promote, develop and extend the company portfolio.
  • Ensuring lab outputs is aligned with efficient delivery of marketable drug-like molecules.
What experience you will need to apply:
  • Ideally a PhD in pharmacology, biochemistry, or related subject. If no PhD, then a Masters degree in a relevant subject and lab experience of drug discovery.
  • A history of successful and innovative research within the biochemical, pharmacological or biotechnological field. Ideally with a portfolio of research publications.
  • Supervisory experience overseeing complex bioscience projects - managing the planning, data generation and data analysis performed by junior biologists.
  • Demonstrable project management experience. Ability to design, prioritise, manage and undertake high quality lab work.
  • Expertise within; molecular and cellular biology/immunology/pharmacology, ideally mammalian cell culture, ELISA based protocols, gene expression analysis, microscopy, and pharmacological enzyme assays.
  • Knowledge of the principles of small molecule drug pharmacology including familiarity of structure activity relationships pertaining to drug target interactions.
  • Familiarity with producing high quality scientific manuscripts, slide decks and written report. Ideally with experience of presenting these to colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Ideally experience of designing and evaluating in vivo studies for drug discovery and development and a track record of involvement in biomarker projects.
  • Proficiency in budget setting and input into patent applications would be ideal, but not essential.
What you’ll get in return for your experience:

To be part of a small dynamic team with the opportunity to see learn about and contribute to the drug discovery and development process.
Salary £40,000 – £50,000.
Commutable from Stirling, Glasgow, Falkirk, Edinburgh and Kilmarnock.

What’s next?
If you’re looking for an exciting and challenging Senior Research Scientist position speak to Jazz Jones.
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Jazz Jones

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— Recruiter Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

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