Project Scientist

Who we are:

We are a new-model Biotech Start-up located in Cambridge, UK that seeks to open up new ‘druggable’ target space using a cutting-edge approach called Protein Interference®, which has the ability to identify hidden, or cryptic, drug sites in disease-relevant proteins, and then target those sites with first-in-class small molecule therapeutics.
To help us achieve this goal, we are seeking a resourceful Staff Scientist who wants to contribute to and shape the future of translational medicine together with us.

Duties and responsibilities:

• Under supervision of the R&D management team, plan, execute and analyse experiments, and interpret data to configure screening assays and to validate hits from high-throughput Protein Interference screens to uncover and target previously ‘undruggable’ disease targets.

• Collaborate with and communicate to other scientists across disciplines, both internal as well as external (academic collaborators, industry partners and clients).

• Keep track of and meet project deadlines and clear documentation of experimental work.

Requirements:

• Team oriented, great communicator, bright and highly motivated.

• Strong problem solving and analytical skills. Lateral thinker.

• Positive “can-do” attitude, eager to learn and grow with the company.

• Able to work independently, in an organised fashion and according to standard operating principles and health and safety guidelines.

• Hands-on experience in common molecular biology and wet-lab techniques (Western blot, microscopy, fluorescence measurement, viability assays, transfections, PCR, Cloning, handling of human cell lines), and the willingness to pick up new skills along the way.

• Experience in lentiviral work, reporter assays, drug discovery and target discovery are a plus.

• A solid understanding of molecular biology and high-throughput cell-based screening is desirable.

Application Instructions: 

Please Email your CV and a cover letter addressing the requirements for this position to jobs@phoremost.com or call +44(0)1223 804163 for more info.

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE

Application Closing Date: 
31 January