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Senior Scientist - United Kingdom  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 04 September 2017

Project Description

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About the opportunity

We are currently seeking a Senior Scientist HTS to join our Biology team at our Saffron Walden, UK laboratories. In addition to the skills below, the candidate will interpret and present data and recommendations to clients, develop, optimize and execute in vitro biological assays (biochemical, cell based and high content assays) for HTS small molecule drug discovery projects. You should be driven by a desire to provide excellent customer service through conducting duties such as carrying out biochemical or cell based assays, analysing and reporting the data generated and troubleshooting basic assay issues.


BSc or equivalent  in biological sciences
Extensive experience in a HTS environment
A passion for science; a willingness to learn more about the drug discovery process and awareness of the relevant scientific literature and contemporary laboratory practices.
Good communication skills; these will be essential for working in a matrix environment
Strong organizational and time management skills alongside an inbuilt flexibility to adapt to change
To be an effective team player; to collaborate effectively with your peers
Excellent  attention to detail; getting it right the first time and quality control are at the heart of what we do
The ability to work to deadlines and a positive “can do” approach to their work.
Expertise in HTS assays, expertise in lab automation, expertise in data interpretation/QCing and troubleshooting for biological assays

In return, you will have the opportunity to:

Work with a diverse range of global organizations across multiple therapeutic areas
Be part of a rapidly developing, multi-disciplinary team who are
dedicated to partnering with our clients to develop quality candidate molecules
supportive of each other every step of the way
Work in our newly appointed laboratories based on a countryside science park close to Cambridge city centre
Recieve a fair financial package- which includes company pension contributions and the option for private medical and dental insurance