Careers in life sciences

If you don’t find your perfect job from our extensive list of positions, please get in touch with one of our life science recruitment specialists for further information. We have roles in specialisms such as laboratory animal, histology, immunology, microbiology, genetics, oncology, chemistry and more – so you’re sure to be able to make your next career move with the help of the Agenda Life Sciences team.

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In Vivo Research Assistant

Salary: £22,500 - £23,000 Location: Cheshire

Our client, a global leader in drug discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs, are looking to recruit a dynamic Research Assistant within their dynamic and friendly team. The successful candidate will be responsible for participating in the performance of in vivo biology experiments and associated tasks in drug discovery and DMPK, under the supervision of senior scientists.

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Licensed Animal Technician

Salary: £22,000 - £26,253 Location: West London

Are you looking to reduce your hours? Want to keep working within the Life Science sector?
Agenda are working in partnership with a client that is currently looking for someone to work as a Licensed Animal Technician, 28 hours per week. You will be working in Biological Science Unit to provide expert technical assistance in the care and breeding of research animals and be responsible for ensuring the facility is upheld to a high standard.

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Senior Large Molecule Met ID Specialist

Salary: Competitive Location: Northamptonshire

Agenda are working as a recruitment partner to a global R&D service provider to the life science and biotechnology sector. Due to consistent success and plans for future growth, opportunities have arisen to join the business’ Metabolite Identification group and become a real subject matter expert. In addition to a competitive salary, this company has an extensive array of benefits on offer as part of their employee focused approach. With further growth and investment scheduled, this is a great time to join an established business with exciting plans for the future.

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Part-Time Junior Animal Technician

Salary: £17,736 pro rata Location: Durham

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a part-time Junior Animal Technician to perform husbandry duties to support the daily care, welfare, and environmental enrichment of laboratory animals. The successful applicant will have previous experience working with animals.
This is a fixed-term contract for 6 months, working 17.5 hours a week.

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Animal Technician, Temp to perm

Salary: £17,813 - £19,952 Location: Bristol

Looking for a new challenge that may offer opportunities to travel throughout the UK along with looking after animals?
Agenda is the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual who would like to contribute to the research industry whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare. You will be provided with every chance to meet new people and develop new skills within your role.

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Trainee Animal Technician, Temp to perm

Salary: £17,375 - £17,813 Location: Bristol

Looking for a new challenge that may offer opportunities to travel throughout the UK along with looking after animals?
Agenda is the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual who would like to contribute to the research industry whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare. You will be provided with every chance to meet new people and develop new skills within your role.

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Named Veterinary Surgeon

Salary: £55,000 basic and 10% bonus Location: UK

We are looking to recruit a Named Veterinary Surgeon to join our growing team of locum and permanent NVS’s. The role includes travel to specific sites whilst acting as named role in full capacity of a Named Veterinary Surgeon. The role will be to provide advice on the health, welfare and treatment of the animals and to provide advice to the Establishment Licence Holder.

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Research Scientist – ADME

Salary: Competative Location: Northamptonshire

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Research Scientist in ADME to join their team. The successful candidate will be required to perform a broad range of laboratory-based tasks on clinical and non-clinical metabolism studies and provide support across Metabolism for new product development based on global regulatory requirements.

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Contract Animal Technician

Salary: £17,375 - £18,996 Location: Greater London

Looking for a new challenge that may offer opportunities to travel throughout the UK along with looking after animals?
Agenda is the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual who would like to contribute to the research industry whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare. With the prospect of traveling and working throughout the UK, you will be provided with every chance to meet new people and develop new skills within your role.

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Contract Animal Technician

Salary: £17,375 - £18,996 Location: Hertford

Looking for a new challenge that may offer opportunities to travel throughout the UK along with looking after animals?
Agenda is the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual who would like to contribute to the research industry whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare. With the prospect of traveling and working throughout the UK, you will be provided with every chance to meet new people and develop new skills within your role.

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Contract Animal Technician

Salary: £17,375 - £18,996 Location: Leicester

Looking for a new challenge that may offer opportunities to travel throughout the UK along with looking after animals?
Agenda is the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual who would like to contribute to the research industry whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare. With the prospect of traveling and working throughout the UK, you will be provided with every chance to meet new people and develop new skills within your role.

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Contract Animal Technician

Salary: £17,375 - £18,996 Location: Essex

Looking for a new challenge that may offer opportunities to travel throughout the UK along with looking after animals?
Agenda is the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual who would like to contribute to the research industry whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare. With the prospect of traveling and working throughout the UK, you will be provided with every chance to meet new people and develop new skills within your role.

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Project Manager

Salary: DOE Location: Leicestershire

Our client, a leading CRO specialising in pre-clinical cancer research are looking to recruit a Project Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be required to coordinate activities related to client studies including studies to be initiated and invoiced timely, and actioning customer requests throughout the study.

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Junior Technician

Salary: £18,200 Location: Midlothian

On behalf of our client, a company who are established experts in the field of specialist cleaning, we are looking to recruit a Junior Technician. The successful applicant will be expected to work to an organised cleaning schedule and will be responsible for the quality of the cleaning in their allocated areas. These areas could contain a combination of laboratories and other scientific environments.

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Key Account Manager

Salary: Negotiable Location: London

On behalf of our client, we are looking for an ambitious and driven Account Manager to manage key accounts, maintain long term relationships, and maximise sales revenue and opportunities within them. As Account Manager, you will play a critical role to identify new sales channels and nurture existing contacts to grow revenues.

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Marketing Coordinator – FTC

Salary: £19,000 - £21,000 Location: Hull

Agenda Resource Management are looking to recruit a motivated Marketing Coordinator on a fixed term contract for a minimum of 12 months (with a view to extend). The successful candidate will be required to support the marketing team in communicating Agenda’s own and their client’s messaging to ensure maximum audience engagement.

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HR Assistant

Salary: £21,527 - £24,377 Location: Hull

We are excited to be recruiting for a HR Assistant to join the Agenda Resource Management team. If you have experience working as part of a HR department this could be the perfect opportunity for you to join a forward thinking and well-established company. As a family run SME with strong values, Agenda are solidly focused on our people and have lots of additional advantages to offer.

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Animal Technician

Salary: £17,000 - £20,000 Location: Nottingham

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an Animal Technician to join their in vivo research team. The successful candidate will be required to provide husbandry and welfare to laboratory animals to support study requirements across 2 sites in Nottingham and be willing to receive further training to progress into a scientific role.

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Group Leader In Vivo Pharmacology

Salary: Competitive Location: Bristol

Our client, a global early-stage contract research organisation is looking for a motivated and pro-active in vivo scientific leader to support pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in in vivo pharmacology, within research areas such as immunology and inflammation.

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Research Scientist – Bioanalysis

Salary: Competitive Location: Northamptonshire

On behalf of our client we are looking to recruit a Research Scientist in Bioanalysis to join their team working in metabolism studies. The successful candidate will be required to perform a broad range of laboratory-based tasks and provide LC-MS/MS support across Metabolism for new product development based on global regulatory requirements.

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Licensed Animal Technician

Salary: £19,592 - £25,978 Location: London

Agenda is the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual who would like to contribute to the research industry while maintaining a high welfare standard.

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Senior Programme Manager

Salary: Competitive Location: Rushden

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Senior Programme Manager to project manage metabolism studies and clinical metabolite profiling and identification studies. The successful candidate will be the link between Business Development and Operations and support a variety of metabolism studies, as well as take a hands-on approach to ensure studies are completed to client requirements.

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Mass Spectroscopy Technical Specialist

Salary: Competitive Location: Rushden

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Senior Technical Specialist in Quantitative Mass Spectroscopy to use expertise in quantitative LC-MS/MS to develop, validate and troubleshoot methods for regulated bioanalysis and other areas of the department.

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Laboratory Technician

Salary: Competative Location: Rushden

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Laboratory Technician to perform basic laboratory-based takes on Environmental Fate, Plant and Livestock Metabolism studies. The successful candidate will be required to prepare laboratory solutions and set up appropriate apparatus for studies, and undertake additional training as required.

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Animal Research Technician

Salary: £18,000 Location: Leicestershire

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Animal Research Technician to assist with the collection and testing of animal samples for health screening and biproduct activity. This is a great opportunity for candidates looking to pursue a career in a laboratory environment to learn new skills and receive further development and training.

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Junior Animal Technician

Salary: £18,500 Location: Cambridge

Agenda has a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Animal Technician to work in our facility based in Cambridge. The successful candidate will be joining our facility management team to support the daily care, welfare, and environmental enrichment of laboratory animals. The successful applicant will have previous experience working with animals and will be expected to undergo further training and development in the role.

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Principal Scientist Pharmacology In Vitro OR In Vivo

Salary: Competitive Location: Cheshire

Our client, a global leader in drug discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs, provides bespoke anti-infective drug discovery and development services for a wide range of diseases and life-threatening infections arising from bacteria, fungi and viruses including multi-drug resistant organisms.
Being part of the dynamic, high-performing and friendly Anti-Infectives team, you would be participating in the inception, design and delivery of pre-clinical studies in infectious diseases.

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Senior Animal Technician

Salary: £26,715 - £32,817 Location: South London

Agenda are working in partnership with a South London based life science laboratory animal facility to recruit an experienced Principal Animal Technician, to provide research support and maintenance for all animal-based research projects undertaken at their facility. The post holder will be responsible for supervision of staff and will act as a point of contact for external research customers and organisations and will also be able to cover duties of the Deputy Unit Manager when required.

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Study Director

Salary: Competitive Location: Leicestershire

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Research Scientist to join a fast-expanding team managing multiple projects in areas of oncology and inflammation. The successful candidate will provide expertise in areas of design, implementation, and analysis of in vivo and in vitro data, and be responsible for reviewing data and reports to monitor overall quality.

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Study Manager

Salary: Competitive Location: Rushden

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Study Manager to direct a range of Metabolism studies (e.g., clinical metabolism mass balance, ADME, Biologics, dermal penetration) for new product development based on global regulatory requirements.
You will be based in a cutting edge, fully integrated pharma-based R&D service platform supporting the life sciences industry, with a company that has invested in its people and facilities.

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Senior Study Manager – E-Fate

Salary: Competitive Location: Rushden

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an experienced study manager to direct a wide range of Environmental Fate Plant and Livestock Metabolism studies for new product development based on global regulatory requirements.
You will be based in a cutting edge, fully integrated pharma-based R&D service platform supporting the life sciences industry, with a company that has invested in its people and facilities.

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Junior Technician

Salary: £17,379 Location: Oxford

Agenda are the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual, who would like to contribute to the research industry, whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare.

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Quality Assurance Officer

Salary: Competitive Location: Nottingham

Agenda are working in partnership with a Nottingham based life science laboratory testing facility to recruit an experienced QA Officer. During times of such uncertainty, this organisation is proud to be in a position in which they can offer permanent position security within a fast-growing team.

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Senior Scientist – In Vivo Pharmacology

Salary: Competitive Location: Cheshire

Our client, a global leader in drug discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs, provides bespoke anti-infective drug discovery and development services for a wide range of diseases and life-threatening infections arising from bacteria, fungi and viruses including multi-drug resistant organisms.

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Principal Scientist – Physio-Chemical Profiling

Salary: Competitive Location: Cheshire

On behalf of our client, a global leader in drug discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs, we are looking for a Principal or Associate Principal Scientist to join the Physical Chemistry team.
They will have a passion and aptitude to drive innovation and implement changes within the team and be a strong supporter of integrating the latest science and technology into the team’s workflows. In return, there is a fascinating variety of work at the cutting edge of science,

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Research Leader, Ion Channel Electrophysiology

Salary: Competitive Location: Cambridge

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an experienced ion channel electrophysiologist with a passion for drug discovery research and the ability to operate in a fast-moving commercial environment.

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Licensed Animal Technician – Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £23,000 - £27,000 Location: London

Agenda Life Sciences, the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector and we are seeking a Licensed Animal Technician to provide support to our client covering a period of maternity leave.

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GMP Synthetic Chemist

Salary: Competitive Location: Northamptonshire

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Synthetic Chemist who will work in a GMP laboratory on the preparation, purification, isolation, and in-process QC analysis of C14 labelled compounds.

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Group Leader – Cell Biology

Salary: Competitive Location: Cambridge

Our client, a contract research organisation in in vitro pre-clinical drug discovery and safety profiling, is looking for a Group Leader with a strong practical and intellectual background in cellular and molecular biology, to lead the initiative for an additional cell biology group, which will support an increase in the portfolio of cell lines and cell biology technology in ion channel-focused research. Services will cover ion channel drug discovery research , cardiac safety services and custom assays, using native tissue and stem cells.

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Business Development Manager – UK Wide

Salary: £50,000- £60,000 Location: Cambridge

Our client, a world leading CRO working towards challenges in drug discovery for a range of key disease areas, are looking for a Business Development Manager to oversee operations across their UK clientbase. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for the development, implementation and execution of tailored sales and marketing strategies.

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Principal Recruitment Consultant

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 Location: Hull

Agenda have been a leading name in the life science recruitment sector for over 20 years. During this time, our values and ethos have remained consistent. We aim to support the research industry by delivering excellence in staffing solutions whilst providing our employees with a great place to work.
We have an opportunity for an experienced permanent recruitment consultant to join our permanent recruitment team. Within this role you’d be joining a successful and close-knit team and play a lead role within the division. As a family run SME with strong values, we are focused on our people. Whilst we may share some working practices, this is far from a typical ‘high street’ recruitment role/organisation.
In addition to an autonomy in your day to day, we can offer you a challenging and rewarding position where you can a make real impact and have a voice within both the division and the wider business.

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Junior Animal Technician

Salary: £18,500 Location: Cambridge

Agenda has a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Animal Technician to work in our facility based in Cambridge. The successful candidate will be joining our facility management team to support the daily care, welfare, and environmental enrichment of laboratory animals. The successful applicant will have previous experience working with animals and will be expected to undergo further training and development in the role.

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Group Leader – In Vivo Pharmacology

Salary: Competitive Location: Cheshire

Our client, a global drug discovery and development company, is looking for a key scientific and in vivo operations lead, to deliver the overall anti-infectives in vivo pharmacology strategy, including the addition and commercialisation of new technologies and experimental techniques to the platform. They will be ensuring delivery of projects on time and to budget as well as generating technical proposals to win new business, acting as a client interface.

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In Vivo Research Manager

Salary: Competitive Location: Nottinghamshire

Agenda are currently working in a partnership with a successful research institution seeking to further their progress and development through the recruitment of an experienced people focused lab manager for their In Vivo research facility.

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Licensed Animal Technician

Salary: Up to £25,000 Location: Leicestershire

Our client, a leading CRO specialising in pre-clinical cancer research are looking to recruit a Licensed Animal Technician to join their in vivo laboratory team. The successful candidate will be required to perform experimental procedures on a range of projects and support the functioning of the in vivo laboratory and new drug development programs.

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Contract Animal Technician

Salary: £17,004 - £18,407 Location: Oxford

Looking for a new challenge that may offer opportunities to travel throughout the UK along with looking after animals?
Agenda are the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual, who would like to contribute to the research industry, whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare. With the prospect of travelling and working throughout the UK, you will be provided with every chance to meet new people and develop fresh skills within your role.

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Contract Animal Technician

Salary: £17,004 - £18,407 Location: Cambridge

Looking for a new challenge that may offer opportunities to travel throughout the UK along with looking after animals?
Agenda are the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual, who would like to contribute to the research industry, whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare. With the prospect of travelling and working throughout the UK, you will be provided with every chance to meet new people and develop fresh skills within your role.

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Contract Animal Technician

Salary: £17,004 - £18,407 Location: London

Agenda are the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, so these positions are an exceptional opportunity for someone wanting to develop in this field. We are looking for an adventurous individual, who would like to contribute to the research industry, whilst maintaining a high standard of welfare. With the prospect of travelling and working throughout the UK, you will be provided with every chance to meet new people and develop fresh skills within your role.

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Experienced Animal Technician

Salary: £17,813 - £19,592 Location: London

Agenda is looking to recruit an Animal Technician to join their team and help contribute to the facility’s technical excellence and successful operation. The successful candidate will be responsible for animal welfare and husbandry of the animals within their care and supporting the research staff.

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Experienced Animal Technician

Salary: £17,813 - £19,592 Location: Cambridge

Agenda is looking to recruit an Animal Technician to join their team and help contribute to the facility’s technical excellence and successful operation. The successful candidate will be responsible for animal welfare and husbandry of the animals within their care and supporting the research staff.

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