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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Research Support Technician

Salary: £29,802 - £34,867 Location: London

Our client are looking to recruit a Research Support Technician to oversee breeding programmes, husbandry, and monitoring of laboratory animals. The successful candidate will be required to perform regulated and non-regulated procedures and assist in the planning of studies.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 27th January.

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Toxicology Project Leader – Regulatory/Safety

Salary: Competitive Location: Berkshire

On behalf of our client, a world-leading R&D company with state-of-the art facilities, we are looking to recruit an experienced Project Lead to work across regulatory toxicology and safety assessment, supporting active ingredients through the EU registration life cycle with expert technical advice cross-functionally during the research and development process.
This role would suit a person with a broad toxicological background, who already understands the EU regulatory registration/submission process.

Work-from-home policy is flexible on home/site ratio, dependent upon experience levels.

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Mechanistic/Translational Biologist Toxicology

Salary: Competitive Location: Berkshire

On behalf of our client, a world-leading R&D company with state-of-the art facilities, we are looking to recruit a technical expert in the field of mechanistic or translational biology, who is ready for an exciting career move in early discovery in an open, supportive and collaborative working culture.
This role would suit a higher-degree level with additional experience in project and technical leadership across toxicology and safety assessment.
There is flexibility to work from home, balancing this home/site ratio with experience levels.

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Recruitment Consultant

Salary: £21,000 - £26,000 Location: Burstwick

We have an opportunity for an experienced consultant to join our permanent recruitment team. Within this role you’d be joining a successful and close-knit team and play a key 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.

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Licensed Animal Technician

Salary: £23,000 - £28,000 Location: Manchester

On behalf of our client, we are recruiting for a motivated and pro-active Licensed Animal Technician. The successful candidate will be joining a team who are dedicated in working towards new advances in research and contributing to in vivo studies.

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Animal Technician

Salary: £20,000 - £24,500 Location: Manchester

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an Animal Technician to work at their animal facility in Manchester. The successful candidate will carry out daily animal husbandry tasks and ensure high standards of welfare in a research environment. The successful candidate may also be required to provide technical support to licensees and other members of staff. 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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Biomedical Facility Technician

Salary: £18,212 – £20,062 Location: Birmingham

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Biomedical Facility Technician/Hygiene Technician to carry out daily duties in a research facility. This will include washing cages, keeping the area clean and portering duties. Minimal animal husbandry duties may be expected, with some duties outside of the Facility when time allows.

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Animal Technician

Salary: Competitive Location: Huntingdon

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an Animal Technician to work at their animal facility in Cambridgeshire. The successful candidate will carry out daily animal husbandry tasks and ensure high standards of welfare in a research environment. The company carries out research for development of human medicines, vaccines, medical devices, as well as for the clinical research and development of companion animal pharmaceuticals.

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Trainee Animal Technician

Salary: Competitive Location: Huntingdon

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Trainee Animal Technician to work at their animal facility in Cambridgeshire. The successful candidate will carry out daily animal husbandry tasks and ensure high standards of welfare in a research environment. The company carries out research for development of human medicines, vaccines, medical devices, as well as for the clinical research and development of companion animal pharmaceuticals.

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NTCO & Compliance Manager

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 Location: Glasgow

We are currently looking to recruit a NTCO and Compliance Manager on behalf of our client to be part of an outstanding institute and leading cancer research centre. This position is fundamental to the in vivo research conducted at the institute and requires someone who has the confidence, knowledge, and experience of working in a fast-paced in vivo research environment.

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BSU Facility Manager

Salary: Competitive Location: Cambridge

Agenda are currently working in a partnership with a global biotechnology company to develop and manage a new in vivo research facility in Cambridge. We are seeking an experienced facility manager to lead the development of internal processes and support a growing team of researchers and technicians.
The successful candidate will be required to manage a unit and ensure the highest standards of animal welfare within appropriate legal framework, as well as ensuring that animals and facilities are available to research users as required.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 16th January.

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Transgenic Team Lead

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 Location: Cambridge

Working alongside our client, we have a new opportunity for a Transgenic Team Lead to join their global clinical-stage biotechnology company. They are committed to developing novel vaccines and biologic therapeutic candidates for infectious diseases as well as cancer and autoimmune diseases.

In this role the successful candidate will lead the team to design and build transgenic mice platforms for therapeutic antibody discovery.

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Team Leader – Antibody Discovery Pipeline

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 Location: Cambridge

We have an exciting new opportunity for you to work at a global clinical-stage biotechnology company, who are committed to developing novel vaccines and biologic therapeutic candidates for infectious diseases as well as cancer and autoimmune diseases. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team leader within the antibody discovery field and will work with your team to design experiment strategies, deliver project data and advance technology for the high throughput antibody discovery pipeline.

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Research Scientist – Protein Engineering

Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 Location: Cambridge

On behalf of our client, we have a new opportunity within a global biopharmaceutical company, which is committed to developing novel antibodies and biologics for infectious diseases, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

We are looking for an expert protein biochemist to support drug projects in these therapeutic areas, with extensive industrial, laboratory-based experience in antibody discovery research.

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Project Lead – Bispecific Antibody

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 Location: Cambridge

We have a brand-new opportunity for you to work at a global clinical-stage biotechnology company, who are committed to developing novel vaccines and biologic therapeutic candidates for infectious diseases as well as cancer and autoimmune diseases.
We are looking for a highly motivated project lead in the antibody discovery field. In this role you will lead your project team to design experimental strategies independently and deliver milestone of bispecific antibody project.

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NGS Research Scientist

Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 Location: Cambridge

Our client, a global clinical-stage biotechnology company, committed to developing novel vaccines and biologic therapeutic candidates for infectious diseases as well as cancer and autoimmune diseases, are looking to recruit an ambitious lab based molecular biologist.

Part of the antibody discovery team, the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out high throughput sequencing work for antibody discovery pipeline.

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Licenced Animal Technician

Salary: £20,600 - £23,487 Location: Cambridge

Working with our client, a prestigious Biomedical Services Unit based in Cambridge, we are recruiting for an enthusiastic Licenced Animal Technician to join their team and provide daily husbandry to the animals in their care. The successful candidate will also perform regulated and nonregulated procedures as required, and so a Home Office Licence is essential.

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Animal Technician

Salary: £19,000 - £22,000 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. This role is perfect for someone looking to build a career within In Vivo research and Life Sciences.

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Senior/Principal Animal Technician

Salary: £24,000 - £29,000 Location: Bristol

Working on behalf of our client, a global player providing state of the art cell biology and pharmacology support to a range of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, we have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and pro-active Senior/Principal Animal Technician.

The successful applicant will be an integral part of a dynamic and flexible team, conducting a wide range of in vivo efficacy testing models as well as developing new in vivo models. This is an exciting time to join the team as we are expanding on our offering of disease models – training will be available on site, as required. This role is based at their Portishead site near the vibrant city of Bristol.

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Marketing and Communications Manager

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 Location: Northamptonshire

On behalf of our client, a market leader in the pre-clinical research equipment sector, we are recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Manager to join their busy Sales and Marketing team. The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to support the Heads of Sales and Marketing and Pharma Business Development Manager in driving and delivering all UK and Ireland marketing campaigns.

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Animal Technician

Salary: From £18,250 Location: Gosport

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an Animal Technician to provide husbandry and technical support to researchers to assist the day-to-day workloads of the animal facility. The successful candidate will ideally have laboratory animal husbandry experience and a desire to undergo further training.

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Team Leader – Automation Solutions

Salary: Competitive Location: Berkshire

On behalf of our client, a world-leading R&D company with state-of-the art facilities, we are looking to recruit an exceptional expert in developing and delivering integrated solutions for laboratory processes, through the automation of science and data. This is a dynamic and exciting role, a career move which will allow you to lead a team as well as lead strategically for current and future investment, in an open, supportive and collaborative working culture.
This senior position would suit a person with leadership experience or excellent potential managerial qualities with a passion to lead a team, along with essential deep technical knowledge, a relevant scientific background and the confidence to lead fundamental change.

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Team Leader Infection Pharmacology – In Vivo

Salary: Competitive Location: Bristol

Our client, a global early-stage contract research organisation is looking for a motivated and pro-active in vivo scientific manager to support pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in in vivo pharmacology, within the infection research area.
This exciting role would suit a Senior In Vivo Scientist or manager, with a passion for line management and people development.

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Germ-Free Technician

Salary: Dependant on experience Location: County Mayo, Ireland

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Technician to assist in the next phase of development in a recently established Germ-Free egg facility for vaccine manufacture. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to perform scientific, operational, and process tasks to support the Senior Project Director ensuring the production and supply of Germ-Free eggs to customers.

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Quality Assurance Lead – Part-Time Section Head

Salary: Competitive Location: Portsmouth

Our client, a contract testing organisation, is looking for an experienced quality assurance professional, to lead departmental and external audits, with responsibility for GMP compliance. This is a permanent role and a very exciting opportunity to shape your future.
Hours and days are flexible and salary is commensurate with experience.

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Junior Animal Technician

Salary: £17,896 - £18,989 Location: Manchester

Agenda is looking to recruit an Junior 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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Group Leader Discovery Chemistry

Salary: Competitive Location: Berkshire

On behalf of our client, a world-leading R&D company with state-of-the art facilities, we are looking to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated and inspiring leader who is ready for an exciting career move in discovery chemistry, in an open, supporting and collaborative working culture.
This senior position would suit a line-managing medicinal chemist, pharmaceutical research chemist or synthetic organic chemist with biological or agrochemical exposure.

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Animal Technician

Salary: £17,000 - £18,324 Location: Oxfordshire

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruiting for an Animal Technician, Our Client currently has an opportunity to join the team as an Animal Technician carrying out animal husbandry and breeding tasks for small animals. 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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Business Development Manager

Salary: Negotiable Location: Nottingham

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Life Science Business Development Manager. The successful candidate will provide specialised services such as immunohistochemistry (IHC), histology, digital pathology and image analysis solutions to the Life Science industry. You will have proven experience in selling CRO services to pharma and biotech clients.

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Caretaker & Facilities Officer

Salary: £18,324 Location: Oxfordshire

We have a new opportunity for a Caretaker & Facilities Officer to join a fantastic team based in Bicester, Oxford. The successful candidate will gain a unique opportunity in helping provide support throughout the facility and assist in animal welfare. You will help maintain selected areas and provide assistance with autoclaving of equipment, stock control and supplies (full training will be given).

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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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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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Cleaning Technician

Salary: £18,200 Location: Midlothian

We are looking to recruit a Cleaning Technician to work as part of our small team in a scientific establishment south of Edinburgh. Once fully trained, the successful applicant will work to an organised 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 clean scientific environments.

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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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Cleaning Technician – Part Time

Salary: £18,200 Location: Oxford

On behalf of our client, a company who are established experts in the field of specialist cleaning, we are looking to recruit a Cleaning Technician. The successful applicant will work in a small team to an organised cleaning schedule and will be responsible for the quality of the cleaning in their allocated areas, which are primarily storage and ancillary areas in scientific environments.

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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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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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In Vivo Scientist

Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 Location: Nottingham

On behalf of our client, A specialist in vivo pharmacology provider, we are currently seeking an In Vivo Scientist to join their busy team based in Nottingham. The company offers a unique blend of pre-validated disease models alongside bespoke model development services, tailored to every study project.

The successful candidate will provide multidisciplinary study support, all within a self-contained campus of likeminded people, tackling the challenges that affect us all, globally.

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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.

The position will combine key focuses on the effective management and leadership of the team of researchers along with develop of internal processes. Although the role is largely ‘hands off’ in relation to research duties, a strong knowledge of In Vivo research and techniques is essential in order to oversee studies and drive efficiency improvement measures.

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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: 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: 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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Junior Animal Technician

Salary: £16,410 - £18,739 Location: Cambridge

Agenda Life Sciences, the largest provider of Animal Technicians within the Life Science sector, are working in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, best known for their pioneering work which has led to major improvements in people’s lives.

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Scientist/Snr Scientist Ion Channel Electrophysiology

Salary: Competitive Location: Cambridge

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Senior Scientist to join their drug discovery service supporting a global client base. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, this company offer genuine career advancement and the opportunity of playing a key role in the further development of the business.

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