Associate Research Scientist, ADME

Location: Northamptonshire Salary: Competitive Ref: ALS 2475

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Research Scientist/Technician who will perform laboratory tasks on pre-clinical and clinical metabolism studies.

Basic Requirements:


  • MSc or BSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences or related subject
  • Good experience working in analytical, bioanalytical, biochemistry laboratories
  • Proficiency in analytical techniques, such as HPLC/TLC/LC-MS
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Organisational and scheduling skills
  • Time management and prioritisation
  • Problem solving
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • A willingness to be flexible in working hours


  • A good understanding of metabolism studies
  • Experience of working to GLP

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform the roles and responsibilities of a Laboratory Technician, demonstrating a high level of competence      
  • Perform established analytical procedures
  • General laboratory tasks
  • Support other members of staff in their work as appropriate or as directed
  • Prepare samples for quantification, chromatography or other analysis.
  • Assist in the development of new analytical procedures/study types.
  • Perform more complex experimental techniques e.g. dose preparation and assessment, dose administration/application, HPLC set up and analysis, as required.
  • Prepare dose theory calculations
  • Calculate and QC check data for review by relevant Study Director
  • Prepare experimental worksheets
  • QRA data completion (check for repeat analysis as appropriate)
  • Prepare study updates and study data for communication to the client and inclusion into reports.
  • Over time act as a Study Supervisor on assigned studies, ensuring tasks are completed in a timely manner to an agreed level of quality, to include:
  • Over time supervise laboratory technicians on assigned studies

Agenda only recruits people with integrity, who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic. To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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