Senior Scientist Neurobiology

Location UK, North West
Salary 30,000 - 35,000


Senior Scientist – Neurobiology

Location – Cheshire

Sector – Drug Discovery and Neuroscience / Neurobiology / CNS

Contract – 12 month FTC (Full-time hours)

Salary – up to £35,000 depending on experience.

Start Date – ASAP


Our client is a leading company, offering research services to the Drug Discovery sector. They collaborate with lead researchers and organisations to enhance the understanding of immunological, oncological, neurological and other disease areas. Based in Alderley Park, they are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join their drug discovery and team as a Senior Scientist on a 12 month fixed-term contract basis. If you have recently completed a PhD in Neuroscience and are interested in setting up exciting cell models to investigate disease within the central nervous system (CNS), this represents a fantastic opportunity.


The Role

This is a 12-month fixed term contract. This is a role for PhD holders, where their research has been focused on Neurobiology, iPSCs or neuroscience and the CNS. You will be responsible for developing imaging protocols and assays to characterise the response of CNS cell types (microglia, astrocytes, neurons, neural progenitors) to support in drug discovery programmes. You will communicate with external and internal partners. All of this will be done whilst communicating effectively with interdisciplinary teams, recording findings and following safety protocols. Other responsibilities include:


  • Culture and maintenance of iPSCs, astrocytes, microglia, neural progenitors and other cell types.
  • Evaluation of cellular and phenotypic responses of these cells within complex cell models using microscopy / imaging and in vitro assays (flow cytometry, luminescence and others)



Skills and Experience Needed:

Suitable applicants will have:


  • A PhD in Neurobiology or Neuroscience (or related discipline)
  • Proven experience in iPSC cell and tissue culture.
  • Expertise in neurobiology cell models (microglia, astrocytes, neurons)
  • Well-rounded skills in general cell biology and the set-up of cell models.
  • Strong microscopy / cell imaging experience
  • Strong biological assay experience in: flow cytometry, ELISA (or other luminescence assays), cell proliferation/death/viability assays.
  • The ability to manage projects and adapt to a changing environment.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.









The Package

Being a leading collaborative drug discovery company, our client is offering the chance to be part of a growing organisation, with a competitive salary and benefits package.


To Apply

If you would like to submit an application for this position, please contact Charlie Cox on 07903 204577, or send an email to



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