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Group Leader - Target Validation

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Above Market Rate
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Biology, Biotechnology, Management
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Hyper Recruitment Solutions have partnered with an exciting and new, data driven, start-up Biotechnology company based in South Cambridgeshire. We have partnered with this Cancer Research Biotechnology company to identify their new Group Leader of Target Discovery and Validation. As the Group Leader - Target Validation you will be responsible for leading a lab based team focused on the validation of cancer therapeutic targets identified through state-of-the-art AI data analysis of integrated experimental data sets.

Though early on, this start-up company has developed a platform from 10 years+ research into data mining cancer targets and is using this propriety technology to expedite the Drug Discovery research and have the aim move into clinical trails in the next two years!!!

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and driven Target Identification and Validation leader to set up their own team within a Series A financed, AI and data driven, precision Oncology Biotech. You will have the opportunity to work closely with company leaders to support future funding rounds, building collaboration and alliances as well as the further development of their platform to push the boundaries of cancer treating concepts.


Your duties as the Group Leader - Target Validation will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Lead a new and growing Target Validation team focused on investigating and researching data driven hypotheses around potential Cancer Targets for both combination therapies and novel Oncology Therapeutics.

2. Design, develop and execute Cell Biology experiments to validate identified targets as well as support the discovery of novel targets.

3. Grow a team of experienced and enthusiastic Drug Discovery Scientists and Cell Biologists who are passionate and laser focused on getting cutting-edge cancer drugs to patients as soon as possible.


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

1. Relevant degree in a Biological discipline (Biology, Cancer Research, Drug Discovery, Biotechnology etc.) in addition to previous experience of working in a Drug Discovery environment, ideally with a focus on Target Identification, Target Discovery, Target Validation and/or Target Screening environment.

2. Proven industry experience in leading Target Validation Projects. Extensive Cell Biology experience (Cell Culture; Plate-based Assays, Cell Line Development, CRISPR etc.) is required. Having previously lead a Target Validation Group would benefit your application.

3. Show ambition and drive as well as an understanding and desire to work in an early phase start-up Biotech where you understand the needs and possible pressures of a fast moving, patient focused Drug Discovery company.

Key Words: Drug Discovery | Target ID | Target Identification | Target Discovery | Target Validation | Target Screening | CRISPR Screening | High Through Put Screening | Cell biology | Cancer Biology | Oncology | Platform Development | Cell Culture | Assay Development | Group Leader | Team Leader | Manager | Head of Biology

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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