Target Validation Scientist

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


Target Validation Scientist


Location – Cambridge


Our client is an early stage drug development company based in Cambridgeshire. They currently have a position available for an experienced Research Scientist to support in target validation for therapeutic areas of interest.


The position will be supporting scientific and technical development for mechanistic understanding for disease pathways. This will include:


  • Driving research projects to promote mechanistic understanding
  • Confirm target validation through expression and regulation in cell-models
  • Utilise scientific literature to enhance research focus
  • Establish in vitro assays for genetic and small molecule inhibitor screens


Suitable applicants will ideally be:


  • Educated to PhD level in a relevant biological discipline (or MSc with equivalent industry exposure).
  • Ability to independently run and manage scientific research
  • Experience in the drug discovery process and target identification/validation.

Strong technical and analytical proficiency with:


  • Mammalian cell culture, nucleic acids transfection protocols and cytotoxicity assessments
  • Protein chemistry: expression, quantification, immunoblotting, immuno-precipitation;
  • Iimmunofluorescence techniques / high content imaging


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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