Biomarker Lead

LOCATION: Nottingham   SALARY:  Dependent on experience REF: ALS 2638

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On behalf of our client, a leading drug discovery and non-clinical services company, we are looking to recruit a Biomarker Lead or Translational Scientist to join a pharmacology team and take a lead role in the delivery of a growing client project portfolio. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering high quality data supporting projects actively discovery new drugs for a range of projects across areas such as inflammation, fibrosis, metabolic and CNS.

Basic Requirements:

  • BSc in pharmacology, biochemistry, or a related discipline. A PhD is highly desirable
  • Strong drug discovery background gained through significant experience in a pharmaceutical company or CRO
  • Ability to propose relevant methodologies to answer key questions and develop methods accordingly
  • Supervisory experience is essential
  • Strong scientific leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present complex scientific ideas and datasets to key stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and prioritise many different projects and tasks in line with the objectives of the in vivo pharmacology team
  • Independently design, implement, and conduct preclinical experiments to investigate mechanism of action of drugs
  • Setting up new assays and troubleshooting assays for clients
  • Line management of a small team of 2-3 members of staff
  • Provide expert advice on data to project teams and take a lead in problem solving using in vitro methods
  • Provide scientific and technical guidance and input to assistant researchers and junior scientists
  • Provide appropriate analysis and communication of project results through reports and presentations to senior management and internal units
  • Continue to develop understanding through literature, novel in vitro systems and technology platforms, and scientific contacts.

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, 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 complete and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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