Drug Discovery - Cell and Molecular Biologist

Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Drug Discovery - Cell and Molecular Biologist

Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Salary Range £24,776 - £41,536, depending on experience

The Drug Discovery Programme at the Beatson Institute in Glasgow, is one of four Cancer Research UK funded Drug Discovery Units across the UK. The aim of these units is to work closely with local cancer experts to maximise the opportunity to develop new and innovative therapies that strike at the core of cancer pathology. Using state of the art screening and structural biology technology, industry standard medicinal chemistry and complex biological modelling systems, the Drug Discovery group at the Beatson is tackling some of the most challenging targets in cancer biology today. If you are a highly skilled, enthusiastic scientist who takes an innovative and proactive approach to research challenges, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic laboratory scientist to join the Drug Discovery Unit biology team. You will be expected to build on your current cell culture experience and learn a number of different techniques to a high standard and generate data within specific timelines to achieve project objectives. You will be responsible for generating high quality reproducible data using a number of different cellular assays. In addition, you will be involved in assay development and exploring innovative strategies to probe novel drug targets. As part of the role, you will be expected to work in other research laboratories across the Institute to help validate novel cancer drug targets.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have at least 2-3 years laboratory experience involving mammalian cell culture, biochemical assays and standard cellular assays, either through completing a PhD or having equivalent research experience in an industrial setting. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, a creative approach to problem solving and the ability to interpret and present complex data sets. You will also have good interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and enjoy working within a multi-disciplinary team of scientists.

Skills and Experience:

  • PhD or Honours degree and/or or equivalent experience in a relevant biological discipline;
  • Industrial experience within a drug discovery environment would be an advantage;
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture systems and cellular assays such as proliferation and viability. Experience in 3D cell culture systems would be a benefit;
  • Experience in the use of CRISPR/RNAi would be an advantage;
  • Strong knowledge of cancer biology, cell pathology and signalling pathways;
  • Excellent communication skills, including experience of working as part of multidisciplinary team are highly valued;
  • Track record of innovative problem solving approach and ability to work and make decisions independently.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Dr Heather McKinnon; h.mckinnon@beatson.gla.ac.uk (Joint Head Drug Discovery).

All applications must be made via our website at http://www.beatson.gla.ac.uk/Careers/Drug-Discovery/.

Closing date for applications is July 12th 2019.

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