Salary: £25,000 - £34,000 per annum dependent on experience

Location: Babraham, Cambridge

Contract: Permanent, full-time 35 hours

Closing date: Sunday 17th January 2021, 23:59pm - (please note, we will be shortlisting on an on-going basis, so please do not wait until the closing date to submit where possible)

Application process: Please provide a CV, you will also be asked some application questions pertaining to the role and your suitability.

Do you want to help deliver breakthrough medicines for cancer patients?

Cancer Research UK's Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories (CRUK-TDL) is our in-house CRUK drug discovery unit and has the principal focus of establishing and prosecuting biologically-themed multi-project alliances with industrial partners. TDL is comprised of over 90 staff from both industrial and academic backgrounds, based at the Babraham Research Campus (Cambridge) and the Francis Crick Institute (London).

We bring together the best minds in basic and clinical cancer research, the diligence and drive of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as our in-house drug discovery and Alliance management capabilities to deliver breakthrough medicines for cancer patients. Our laboratories therefore house all the necessary personnel and equipment to progress projects from initial hypothesis through to the selection of candidate drugs for regulatory development. We couple this with a deep understanding of academic and industrial drivers, enabling us to build alliances that satisfy the curiosity of basic research and the rigour of drug discovery.

Why we need you

At TDL we work together to deliver breakthrough medicines for cancer patients. We are currently recruiting for a laboratory-based Scientist to support our expanding Alliance activities as part of the early-stage drug discovery process within the Target Validation and Disease Positioning group of Discovery Biosciences.

What will I be doing?

Make an impact every day by:

Exploring novel potential drug targets and biomarkers
Developing and executing cell-based assays to enable drug discovery projects
Performing small molecule characterisation and mechanism of action studies
Working collaboratively and interacting with multi-disciplinary research teams both internally and with external collaborators
To view a full job description please see our candidate information pack here:

What skills are you looking for?

You’ll be able to bring to the role:

A PhD in a biological science or equivalent experience in oncology or immunology research
Experience of cell culture techniques
Problem solving and independent thinking
A strong set of cell biology, molecular biology, or immunology skills
Commitment, enthusiasm and a passion for learning
What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034, so we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, childcare vouchers and much more. You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.

If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
17 January