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Senior Assay Development Scientist

Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,000 - £35,000
Ref: ALS 2246

On behalf of our client we are looking to recruit a Senior Assay Development Scientist to work within in a growing biotech company and the take part in exciting and innovative research. In the role of senior assay development scientist, you will contribute to the different areas of neurodegenerative based research that the organisation is currently working on. This role will include design/creation of assays, biomarker development and targeted prevention therapy.

The role will suit a candidate a candidate with an established background of pharmaceutical drug discovery research, ideally from a CNS/Neuroscience environment. This is an opportunity to participate in novel research and undertake a wide range of duties within a fast-paced state of the art laboratory.

Essential Requirements

  • Master in Neuroscience/relevant research area
  • Experience in postgraduate research in either neuroscience drug discovery or biomarker evaluation
  • Expertise in antibody-based detection systems (AlphaLISA, ELISA, HTRF, WB)
  • Extensive experience working in a GLP environment

Desirable Requirements

  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Experience at post-doctoral level in either neuroscience drug discovery or biomarker evaluation
  • Knowledge of Alzheimer’s and/or related degenerative disorders
  • Expertise in advanced statistics
  • Expertise in pharmaco-kinetics
  • Familiarity with medicinal chemistry

Personal Qualities

  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively throughout a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated with a determination to see a job through to the end
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

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 full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.