Research Associate (P1906)

PolyProx Therapeutics is a spin-out from Cambridge University, Department of Pharmacology based on exciting discoveries in the PROTACs/proteasome field.

The company will discover and develop a new class of drugs for the treatment of cancer, using novel engineered proteins that are able to selectively target tumour cells and trigger natural degradation machinery within the cell. This approach promises to address cancer targets that have proved intractable using current technologies, important in major diseases such as lung, colorectal and pancreatic cancers.

PolyProx has raised seed financing of £3.4m to build and validate a drug discovery pipeline for several cancer drug targets.

Based in R&D laboratories on the Babraham Research Campus we are currently seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Research Scientist to join our dynamic team, led by Professor Laura Itzhaki, Founder & Chief Scientific Officer.

• You will be a Bsc. or Msc. graduate or equivalent;
• Demonstrable expertise in cell culture is needed. Experience in developing and running cell bioassays is essential with molecular biology, reporter gene and bioluminescent readout experience;
• Additional demonstrable experience in protein chemistry including SDS PAGE, western blot, BIAcore/Octet is a plus;
• Understanding assay performance criteria and the use of the right controls and standards is essential.

You will need to be able to work as an independent scientist but also be a team player and an excellent communicator with proven writing skills. Working to the highest standards, you will need to be able to work with a sense of urgency to meet the company’s ambitious goals.

We offer competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package that includes 6% pension contribution, life assurance and healthcare plan.

Application Instructions: 

Please visit our website to apply: www.polyprox.com/careers/

Application Closing Date: 
28 February