Senior / Principal Research Scientist - Surface Plasmon Resonance

30 Mar 2017
27 Apr 2017
Eve Hegarty
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Expert in surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technologies to join a leading drug discovery and development company based in the Berkshire area as a Senior / Principal Research Scientist in SPR.

Our client are a global leader in the pharma industry and they focus on a range of disorders, with the goal to help tackle unmet medical needs of patients.


Your duties as the Senior / Principal Research Scientist in SPR will be varied and diverse however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Design, development and prosecution of high quality surface plasmon resonance (SPR) assays, specifically contributing to drug discovery projects and to identify therapeutic molecules and characterise the kinetics and binding properties of both small molecule and antibody candidates.

2. Proactive communication and partnership with other groups within and outside own functional area to gain credibility and impact in science, technology and project progression. You will represent the group at project meetings and provide insights for projects based on their understanding of the binding mechanism and kinetics. You will be involved in managing interactions with commercial and academic groups to extend the group's reach into new technologies and capabilities.

3. You will be given the responsibility to maintain and develop external networks and connectivity with academic, clinical and biopharmaceutical communities. You will be given the opportunity to attend and present at external scientific meetings and to publish you work in the peer reviewed literature. This role offers opportunities for significant scientific leadership from the laboratory.

4. Keep abreast of and implement technology developments within the area of biophysical techniques for understanding the molecular interactions and kinetics of potential therapeutics.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Senior / Principal Research Scientist in SPR we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant qualification in a life sciences related discipline, ideally a PhD. You will also have experience of drug discovery in the biopharmaceutical industry or in an academic environment.

2. You must be considered a subject matter expert in surface plasmon resonance (SPR) or Biacore.

3. Knowledge of other biochemical and biophysical assay technologies is desirable but not essential.

Key Words: SPR | Surface plasmon resonance | Biacore | Senior Scientist | Principal Scientist | Research Scientist | Drug Discovery | biotherapeutics | academic | publications | laboratory |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer that is happy to welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors and is made up of a collaboration of scientists supporting science. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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