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Lead Scientist - Target Identification & Validation

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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29 Dec 2022

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We are currently looking for a Lead Scientist - Target Identification & Validation to join a leading Immuno-Oncology Biotherapeutic company based in the West London area. As the Lead Scientist - Target Identification & Validation you will be joining their growing Cancer Biology team focused on the identification and validation of novel Antibody targets.

This would suit a Cancer Biologist with experience in a Drug Discovery setting where they have Identified novel targets through literature research followed by the lab-based validation of targets through a range of Cellular and Molecular techniques.

This role offers the opportunity the lead the Target ID of novel Cancer targets against Biological and small molecule agents. You will have the sole responsibility to identify new targets and impact the direction of the company's research focus.


Your duties as the Lead Scientist - Target Identification & Validation will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Utilise literature and current research to identify promising Oncology targets for novel NexGen Antibody Therapies.

2. Design and execute Target validation studies using extensive Molecular and Cellular Biology techniques to support the drug discovery pipeline.

3. You will play an integral role in the development of the discovery pipeline by providing innovative suggestions and ideas.

4. Lab activities include 2D/3D Cell Culture, Flow Cytometry, Functional Cell Based assays, Genomic Engineering, Microscopy, IF, IHC and Protein analysis.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Lead Scientist - Target Identification & Validation we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant PhD in Cancer Biology, Oncology, Immuno-Oncology or related disciplines in addition to experience with Target ID/Validation or similar Drug Discovery activities.

2. Proven industry experience in cell biology and molecular biology techniques such as but not limited to 2D/3D cell culture, flow cytometry, in vitro cytotoxicity, antibody effector function assays, microscopy including immunofluorescence and/or immunohistochemistry, DNA/RNA/protein analysis, RT-PCR, transient and stable transfections. Experience in genetics/genomics e.g., CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is a plus.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with Antibody Discovery and Antibody targets would be ideal but not essential. Bioinformatics is also beneficial

Key Words: Target Identification | Target ID | Target Validation | Drug Discovery | Antibody Therapeutics | Molecular Biology | Cell Biology | Cell-Based Assays | Flow Cytometry | Protein Analysis | RT-PCR | CRISPR/Cas9 | Genome Editing | Transfection | Oncology | Cancer Biology | Immuno-oncology

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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