Biomarker Development Specialis

Biomarker Development Specialist

Location: Stratford, London

Salary: £38k - £48k depending on experience

Contract: Permanent, full time

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 20th October

Are you an enthusiastic self-motivated and sharp minded individual with strong experience of Biomarker Assay Development who can help us beat cancer sooner?

Here at Cancer Research UK, our understanding of cancer is increasing at a faster pace than ever before, and more people are surviving thanks to the work we do. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work.

We are looking for an experienced individual to...

Provide expert scientific and technical advice to Centre for Drug Development (CDD) project teams on the identification, evaluation and delivery of clinical biomarker methodologies in early phase clinical trials in cancer
Work with internal and external groups to generate programmes of work and to deliver biomarker packages for clinical trials
Interpret the significance of clinical biomarker data and its implication for the clinical trial and drug development strategy
We need an experienced Biomarker Development Scientist to help support our translation of promising new cancer therapies to the clinic. You will fully support the implementation of biomarkers on our trials from early assessment of biomarker strategy for new projects, fit for purpose assay validation through to clinical trial reporting and publication. This means that you’ll be a dynamic and flexible individual with a passionate interest in biomarker driven drug development and personalised medicine who can hit the ground running.

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What skills are we looking for?

You’ll be able to bring to the role:

Strong scientific background ideally in cancer biology or immunology
Demonstrable experience of biomarker discovery, development, validation and use in early phase trials
Current knowledge of methodologies for patient selection and response monitoring in oncology trials
Working knowledge of regulatory environment as it applies to early phase oncology studies
Practical experience of assay development, qualification and validation in biomarker and/or bioanalytical area
Ability to work effectively with third parties outside the organisation including clinical investigators and scientific experts
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to proactively find solutions to complex challenges and communicate these effective to diverse stakeholders
Our optimism and desire for success leads us to constantly challenge ourselves and others, which means you’ll be encouraged to stretch yourself in our dynamic environment. You’ll work across a diverse range of projects, tumour types and assays to delivery data critical to project success. You’ll also need strong influencing and persuading skills to find approaches suitable to the needs of diverse stakeholders within and outside CRUK.

Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. Ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.

Please submit your CV and cover letter through our career’s pages.

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on

Please note, our head office is relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit your CV and cover letter through our career’s pages.

Application Closing Date: 
20 October