Scientist - Cambridge

Recruiter
Mission Therapeutics Limited
Location
England
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
02 Aug 2017
Expires
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Scientist
Maternity leave cover, 1 year Fixed Term Contract
Assay Development & Screening (Discovery Biology), Cambridge, UK

Mission Therapeutics is a drug discovery and development company focused on targeting deubiquitylating (DUB) enzymes to treat cancer, inflammation, neurodegenerative and other diseases. The company has established a broadly-applicable and proprietary platform that is enabling the pursuit of multiple programs.

We currently have a vacancy for a Scientist to cover a period of maternity leave in our Assay Development and Screening team within the Discovery Biology group at our Cambridge, UK based facilities on the Babraham Research Campus, at the heart of Europe's largest biotechnology cluster.

The successful applicant will be responsible for screening compounds in single point and IC50 biochemical fluorescence based assays to support Mission projects and objectives. You will carry out evaluation of compounds in cellular target engagement and biomarker assays, as well as assay development and troubleshooting of biochemical and cellular assays.

You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment and on multiple projects with constantly changing priorities and deadlines, be well organised, self-motivated and have excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

This role will be mainly laboratory based.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A BSc or MSc in a life sciences subject with proven biotechnology or pharmaceutical experience post qualification, or a PhD with proven industry experience either as part of a degree or post qualification.
  • Drug discovery experience is desirable.

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Biochemical and cellular screening assays
  • Assay development and troubleshooting
  • Molecular biology and protein purification
  • SDS-PAGE and Western blotting
  • Cell culture
  • Strong computer/software skills for data entry and analysis
  • Microscopy and imaging (desirable)
  • ELISA and flow cytometry (desirable)

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary along with a contributory pension scheme and other excellent benefits.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a fast-growing biotech company. If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV with a covering letter by clicking on the 'Apply' button.

The closing date for applications is 27 August 2017.

In order to comply with UK employment legislation, all applicants for positions at Mission must have the right to work in the UK. In the event that a job offer is made, you will be required to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK before you commence employment with Mission.

No agencies, thank you.