Principal Scientist - Team Leader Assay Development

Job Title: Principal Scientist - Team Leader Assay Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, England
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-08-20
Reference: BH-72499
Contact Name: Max Robinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2018 12:04

Job Description

Team Leader, Assay Development - Biotech - Cambridge - Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced In-Vitro Assay Development Scientist to lead the Assay Development team at an innovative Biotech in Cambridge. The role will involve the managing projects for the development and optimisation of in-vitro biological assays to facilitate preclinical analytics and clinical release assays


    • Lead a team performing experiments for the development of various preclinical and clinical assays including PK Assays, immunoassays, flow cytometry, ADCC, CDC, ADCP, cell based assays, immune cell purification
    • Lead and execute assay development projects utilising cross-functional teams
    • Manage outsourced bioanalytical assays and related activities
    • Maintain an awareness of regulatory guidelines to allow transfer of assays to GMP/GLP environments
    • Overcoming technical issues to ensure project goals and milestones are met
    • Representing the company at external meetings and conferences


    • PhD in Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related subject
    • Several years industry experience in assay design and development for a range of drug types against multiple targets
    • Experience leading a small team of scientists and managing projects

In return, you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package, a fantastic opportunity for career progression and the chance to make an impact in a progressive company.

If you feel you would be suitable please apply now, a member of the NES team will be in touch with all relevant applicants.