Neuroscience Cell Biologist (Principal Scientist)

Cerevance is a neuroscience focused drug discovery and development company dedicated to finding innovative new medicines for debilitating CNS disorders. The company uses a proprietary transcriptome profiling platform, NETSseq, that reveals gene expression in any human brain cell type of interest from healthy and diseased individuals.  These data are used to identify novel targets for drug discovery.  Cerevance has a pipeline of novel discovery-stage and clinical-stage compounds and a proven team of drug discovery scientists that we are looking to expand with an experienced neuro cell biologist.   This position will be located in our research laboratories in Cambridge, UK.

We are seeking a highly motivated neuro-cell biologist to work in a multidisciplinary environment with focus on the identification and validation of novel targets in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration.  Although a largely laboratory-based position the individual will be expected to have significant input into the strategy of our target selection and validation activities and shaping the cell biology capability.  The post-holder will independently design, execute and analyse experiments to understand the mechanism of action of new targets and support their progression through to the identification of drug candidates.  They will be a confident presenter able to convey their ideas and results to both internal multidisciplinary teams and to external experts.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD. in a neuroscience discipline with at least 5 years’ experience in cell biology relating to neuroinflammation/neurodegeneration.  Expertise is required in primary cell culture, cell-based viability and enzyme activity assays, immunocytochemistry and high content imaging.  Familarity with transcriptomic techniques and some bioinformatic skills is advantageous.

Candidates must have a proactive attitude and good time management skills with the ability to multi-task and a passion to contribute to multiple projects.  Good interpersonal skills are essential as you will be working closely with other members of a multidisciplinary team. 

The company offers a competitive salary and flexible benefits package.

Application Instructions: 

Please e-mail a covering letter, your c.v. and the names of two referees to:

Application Closing Date: 
03 December