Senior Research Biologist

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00056459
  • Consultant: Julie Marshall
  • Contact: 01438 842964
  • Date Published: 08.01.2024
  • Closed Date: 01.03.2024
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Hatfield, Herts, South East, London
  • Functional Expertise: Laboratory Services

CK Group are recruiting for a Senior Research Biologist based in Hatfield on a fixed term contract until April 2025.

Our client has more than 11,000 people worldwide with operations in the U.S., Asia, Europe & Japan and is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical companies.

The teams focus on the identification of drug targets for neurological diseases (especially Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease). Drug targets are investigated with a view to discovering compounds and other agents that could modulate the target to give benefit in disease.

Research Biologist/Senior Research Biologist Role:

You will be focusing on the development and utilisation of complex cell-based and biochemical assays for drug identification and pharmacological profiling.

Specific techniques may include:

  • Cell culture (cell lines and more advanced systems),
  • Working with antibodies (immunostaining, immunoblotting etc.) enzyme assays and screening,
  • Working with recombinant proteins,
  • Molecular biology techniques (generating/handling constructs, transfections etc.)
  • Various types of laboratory instrumentation (plate readers, liquid handling, imaging etc.).

Your Background:

  • MSc/PhD ina relevant biological science with basic and some advanced laboratory skills in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, pharmacology, neuroscience or a related discipline.
  • Experience in R&D methods and processes. Experience in industry would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Experience in or knowledge of the pharmaceutical drug discovery process is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of assay development for screening using small compound libraries.
  • Ability to work in new areas (reagent development, assay development, cell-system set-up and validation) is essential.
  • Able to work independently, albeit with discussion of strategy and data with supervisor.
  • Ability to design, schedule, execute and interpret experimentsusing complex biological systems eg native tissue, cell culture, western blotting assays, screening technologies.


For more information, or to apply for this Senior Research Biologist position please contact the Key Accounts Team on 01438 870011 or email Please quote job reference 56459 in all correspondence.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK

Please note:

This role is subject to satisfactory completionof a basic Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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