Scientist, Assay Development

Date Posted: 7/16/2018 Reference: VAC-1188911 Salary: £35000 Location: Cambridge Job type: Permanent Sector: Science | Speciality: Biotechnology Contact: Nathan Steels

Assay Development Scientist

Based in Cambridge my client is a market leader in bio-therapeutics. Due to continued growth the company are looking to develop a new pipeline of products targeted to oncology and inflammatory diseases and are looking for a Assay Development Scientist to join their team.

You will be responsible for
developing a range of cell based/binding assays to support Affimer screening, characterise our lead molecules for biological functionality and to support our pre-clinical assay development/cell biology needs. This role will suit someone who has experience in screening and characterising protein fragment technologies or antibodies for therapeutic applications.

A BSc or higher in cell or molecular biology or another relevant subject focusing on immunology or oncology
•Hands on experience of working with and developing assays for therapeutic protein scaffolds or antibodies
•Be able to demonstrate a strong ability to develop target binding (e.g. RBA, ELISA, Alpha-screen and HTRF) and phenotypic based assays (phosphorylation, cell proliferation etc.) using a range of techniques (e.g. Western blot, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and IHC)
•Experience of isolating, working with and maintaining primary cell lines in culture
•Being able to carry out mammalian transfections with plasmid DNA and maintain transient or stable mammalian cell lines

Salary up to £35,000 depending on experience
Fantastic career opportunities
State of the art facilities