Scientist - Medicinal Chemist
Reports to: Group Leader, Discovery Chemistry
Location: CRT Cambridge Babraham Research Campus
Salary: £29,000-£31,000 depending on experience
Contract: Permanent, full time
Application method: CV & cover letter required
Application Deadline: Sun 28th Feb 11:59pm
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 Francis Crick Institute, London, CRUK-TDL comprises nearly 100 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 state of the art equipment required 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.
What will I be doing?
We seek to recruit an enthusiastic laboratory-based medicinal chemist to join our team at the Babraham Research Campus, where the main responsibility will be to design and synthesise target molecules for drug discovery projects.
Design, prepare and purify high quality novel small molecules for oncology targets
Maintain accurate and up to date electronic laboratory notebook
Maintain assigned laboratory equipment and/or duties
Maintain safe and effective working practices, demonstrating due care and attention to health and safety and to COSHH regulations
Interpret and summarise data for presentation to different audiences
Communicate effectively, with openness and respect for the opinions of others
Work collaboratively within the medicinal chemistry team and interact with multi-disciplinary research teams both internally and with external collaborators
Maintain knowledge of developments in the field
What skills are you looking for?
Candidates should have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry. We expect applicants to be team players who are highly motivated to learn and share their knowledge with the team.
Recently qualified at PhD level in synthetic organic chemistry, or educated to BSc/MSc level with at least 1-2 years relevant medicinal chemistry experience
Excellent laboratory skills in organic chemistry
Expertise in synthetic chemistry route design
First-rate analytical, communication and team working abilities
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What will I gain?
Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.
If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.
CV & cover letter required
Please apply via Cancer Research UK website