Associate Scientist / Scientist

Associate Scientist/Scientist - Discovery Bioscience

Location: Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge
Salary: Dependent on experience
Contract: Full time, fixed term - 1 year maternity cover

Closing date: Midnight 14th July

Cancer Research UK's Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories (CRUK-TDL), is the in-house CRUK drug discovery unit with a principal focus on establishing and prosecuting biologically-themed multi-project alliances with industrial partners. Based at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, and the London Bioscience Innovation Centre, TDL comprises over 90 staff from both industrial and academic backgrounds.

We bring together the best minds in basic and clinical cancer research, the diligence and drive of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and our in-house drug discovery and Alliance management capabilities to deliver breakthrough medicines for cancer patients.

Our laboratories house the personnel and equipment to progress projects from initial hypothesis through to selection of candidate drugs for regulatory development. We couple this with a deep understanding of academic and industrial drivers, enabling us to build alliances that satisfy the curiosity of basic research and the rigour of drug discovery.

We are currently recruiting for an Associate Scientist or Scientist to join CRUK-TDL’s Discovery Bioscience Screening and Compound Profiling team.

This laboratory-based position will focus on generating IC50 data for small molecules in vitro using recombinant proteins and a range of assay technologies. Depending on candidate experience, there may be scope to undertake assay development work.

• Essential experience includes: An understanding of enzymology
• Buffer preparation; use of pipettes and microplates
• Knowledge of biochemical assay technologies (eg fluorescence, fluorescence polarisation, FRET, luminescence) is desirable
• Any experience of using automation would be an advantage
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• The ability to work well in a team
• Strong organisation skills and attention to detail

This role would suit a BSc, MSc or PhD graduate, or someone with an equivalent level of experience. Research experience in a drug discovery environment would be an advantage.

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The successful applicant will form an integral part of the CRUK-TDL team working alongside our industry and academic partners to progress novel cancer targets towards patient benefit.

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter online.

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
14 July