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Senior Research Scientist - Target Discovery

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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17 Nov 2021
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We are currently looking for a Senior Research Scientist - Target Discovery to join a leading Biotherapeutics Immuno-Oncology business in the Cambridge area. As the Senior Research Scientist - Target Discovery you will use your experience of Target Identification and Screening, Target Validation and knowledge of Mechanisms of action to support the Target Discovery of novel Cell Therapy Targets.

You will create CRISPR Kock-Out libraries for screening and you will develop complex cellular assays to identify and validate targets.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fairly new Biotherapeutics company and offers the opportunity to discover novel targets in the ImmunoOncology and Inflammatory therapeutic areas.


Your duties as the Senior Research Scientist - Target Discovery will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will lead your own projects and carry out a variety of investigations including but not limited to Mammalian cell culture (Primary and Transformed), Multiplex Imaging and Ligand binding assays (MSD / ELISA), RT-qPCR, Flow Cytometry and Gene Editing in addition to -omics approaches.

2. You will develop novel multicellular in vitro assays for screening and validation of targets.

3. You will establish and over see external studies and work closely with internal stake holders and Project Managers.

4. Be able to work in a fast paced environment and positively contribute to this exciting new and growing company.


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

1. Relevant PhD in Cellular Biology and experience in a drug discovery and development setting

2. Proven industry experience with a range of tissue culturing methods including Multicellular and Organoid / Spheres / 3D cell culture. Multi-parameter Flow cytometry, RT-qPCR, MSD, ELISA and -omics technologies.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with leading a small team and projects is desired. The ability to troubleshoot assay development is a key part to this role.

Key Words: Target Identification | Target Discovery | Target Validation | Target Screening | Cell Biology | Cellular Biology | Drug Discovery | Drug Development | Cell Culture | Tissue Culture | 3D Cell Culture | 3D Organoids | Co-Culture | Immunology | Immunotherapy | Biotherapy | Biotechnology | Inflammation | Fibroblast | Stem Cells

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties 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 recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill
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