Target Validation Scientist

Industry Sector Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
Location UK, South East, London
Salary Competitive


Target Validation Scientist


Location – Cambridge


Duration – 9 month Fixed Term Contract


Our client is an early stage drug development company based in Cambridgeshire. They currently have a position available for an experienced scientist to join the company on a 9-month Fixed Term Contract (FTC).


The position will be supporting the target validation team in the development of new high-throughput assays. This will include:

·      Building complex high-throughput cellular assays for screening purposes

·      Driving research projects to meet agreed objectives.

·      Problem-solving assay development through different platforms and formats

·      Presenting and reporting on research


Suitable applicants will ideally be:

·      Previous industry experience in the development of cell-based assays for high-throughput screening

·      Experience with 96- and 384-well screening plates (HTRF, immunofluorescence)

·      Experience with mammalian cell culture

·      Good protein chemistry and molecular biology techniques including cloning and amplification

·      Educated to PhD level in a relevant biological discipline (or MSc with equivalent industry exposure).

·      Strong communications skills and ability to present research succinctly


In return, my client offers a competitive salary and an opportunity to work in an innovative company within the heart of the UK Science Sector.



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