o2h discovery - Research Assistant - Biology (UK)

Responsibilities:
● With the guidance of seniors conducting, optimizing and proactively troubleshooting screening assays
● Supporting team to develop, optimize and validate biophysical, biochemical and cell-based assay platforms for the hit identification, lead optimization and functional characterization of small molecules
● Work on the bench implementing state-of-the-art technologies for the different assay platforms and supporting senior team on various activities
● Supporting team in ensuring robust and high-quality assays with efficient use of automation and instrumentation
● Data processing, interpretation and presentation to cross functional team members
● Helping team in proposing, planning, quoting, tracking reagent needs, usage and executing time lines for each study
● Work closely with other biology groups involved in cellular and molecular biology, protein biology/chemistry and ADME, offering integrated drug discovery support alongside chemistry for multiple collaborator-based projects

Skills & Characteristics:
● Candidates should have expertise in molecular cellular biology, and experience with medium/high throughput screening is desirable
● A working knowledge of methods for small-molecule lead discovery is desirable
● Candidates must be capable of excellent teamwork in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment, where meeting timelines will be essential
● Excellent data analysis and interpretation skills
● Clear understanding of biology principles/assays & strategies to troubleshoot
● Have a passion for science as well as being open to continuous learning and education
● Creative thinking to spot new customer and growth opportunities
● Be highly organized with the ability to work independently in a fast paced team environment
● Ability to work in a team in a transparent and entrepreneurial culture
● Self-motivated with initiative to reach challenging targets

Education Qualification: Bachelor's degree in Biology or Biosciences or Biotechnology or Biochemistry or pertinent discipline

Application Instructions: 

The position is full-time and you will be located with the o2h discovery team at the Mill SciTech Park in Hauxton, Cambridge, UK. You should have a relevant bachelor's degree in Biology, Biosciences, Biotechnology or Biochemistry or pertinent discipline and ideally have 3+ years of hands-on laboratory experience. The salary will be based on your skills, qualifications, and track record. Please share your CV with neetu@o2h.com with the subject line “Job application for Research Assistant - Biology (UK)”.

Application Closing Date: 
30 September