Research Area Lead - Neuroscience

About the Role:

As a Research Area Lead – Neuroscience, you will report directly into the Director of New Product Development Pipeline and Project Management. Using your knowledge and experience, you will ensure the quality of our neuroscience product range. You will work closely with your Portfolio partners to help drive our neuroscience strategy. 

You will be based at our Headquarters in Cambridge (UK) and you will work closely with stakeholders based in other global locations. Please note that our Cambridge Headquarters are relocating to the brand new Biomedical campus in Cambridge UK in January 2019.

We would ideally like to have someone join full-time, however we would possibly consider part-time options for the right person.

Roles and Responsibilities:

R&D lead:

  • Key contact person within Research and Development (R&D) for neuroscience – maintain knowledge in this field by attending meetings, conferences and building networks.
  • Be part of a cross-department neuroscience team (with key partners and stakeholders internally in our Portfolio teams and R&D teams) to develop product roadmap and strategy for neuroscience. 
  • Manage and establish projects as necessary to help drive the neuroscience strategy and portfolio quality
  • Manage some collaborations as required for product development
  • Some travel to conferences may be required (international & national)

Set antibody quality standards for neuroscience antibodies:

  • Provide good quality product suggestions for the antibody pipeline
  • Ensure appropriate validation is provided for all neuroscience antibodies.
  • Track and ensure the antibodies in the production pipeline meet quality criteria. 
  • Assist in troubleshooting of antibodies

About You:
Our ideal candidate will have extensive research experience in Life sciences and a strong background in the neuroscience field, with a PhD in biological sciences (or equivalent experience) and ideally with postdoctoral experience. 

Previous experience within a commercial setting and / or project management experience would be an advantage, as will previous experience working with academic collaborators. Whilst the role does not entail laboratory work, significant experience with antibodies and the capacity to interpret and analyse scientific data is essential for the role. You will have hands on experience in using antibody validation techniques such as western blots, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry or flow cytometry.


You will be highly organised, a strong team player and be comfortable working to deadlines and prioritising  different aspects of your role. Additionally, you will be an effective communicator, comfortable building relationships within the team and across the business.

Advanced knowledge of using MS Office Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint would be advantageous as would previous project management experience.

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Application Closing Date: 
21 October