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.

Apply:

For more information, or to apply for this Senior Research Biologist position please contact the Key Accounts Team on 01438 870011 or email pharmacontracts@ckagroup.co.uk. 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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