Cell-based Assay Specialist

Employer
Location
Cambridge, England
Salary
GBP1 per annum
Posted
Sep 20, 2016
Closes
Oct 18, 2016
Ref
J18320
Contact
Amie Regan
Result Type
Jobs
Position Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Cell-based Assay Specialist

My client is a world leader in drug discovery and development based in Cambridge. They specialise in small drug molecules utilising a novel high-throughput assay discovery platform.

Their biology group is seeking an assay biologist to assist in the drug discovery process. The candidate will be experienced in assay development for the screening of small molecules. They will work within a multi-disciplinary team taking projects from hit identification to lead optimisation.

Responsibilities of the role include:
* Develop screening assays for individual drug targets.
* Establish the mechanism of action through biochemical characterisation.
* Take initiative in the investigation and implementation of novel assay techniques.
* Act as a subject-matter expert in enzymology within the team.
* Liaise with other teams within the company, sharing knowledge and expertise.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in enzymology/protein biochemistry or equivalent. They will have relevant post-doc experience in either an academic or industrial setting. They will also have a proven track record in assay development including FP, TRF and Alphascreen. Strong team-work skills, communication skills and an excellent attention to detail are also required. Knowledge of the drug discovery process is desirable.

If this sounds like you, please apply online or contact Amie Regan on 01223 394 235, amie.regan@srg.co.uk 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. SRG, winners of the Recruitment Professional Awards 2011 'Best Company to work for' and 'Best People Development Business' awards, and the only "highly commended" company in the Annual Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2011, for 'Best Small Recruitment Agency to Work For'.

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