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Cell Biology Scientist - Functional Genomics

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Closing date
22 Nov 2023

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Biology, Biotechnology, Genomics
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are currently looking for a Cell Biologist to join a leading early stage, computational and AI driven drug discovery company based in the Cambridgeshire area. As the Cell Biology Scientist - Functional Genomics you will be joining the Target Discovery team focused on functional genomics studies and you will be responsible for the development of novel cell-based assays.

This role would suit a recent PhD graduate keen to move into a fast paced industry environment where you have the opportunity to work on novel therapeutics for rare, neural Cancers.


Your duties as the Cell Biology Scientist - Functional Genomics will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Mammalian Cell Culture of cell lines as well as neuroepithelial stem Cells (NSC) and neurosphere cultures.

2. Help design and develop genomic screens for Target Discovery utilising CRISPR and siRNA technology approaches.

3. Optimise and troubleshoot for target validation using a range of molecular biology and cellular biology techniques

4. Work along side a small, dynamic team of experienced Target Discovery and Cell Biology professionals.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Cell Biology Scientist - Functional Genomics we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or related Scientific discipline where you have hands on experience with CRISPR or siRNA technologies.

2. Proven industry experience in developing and optimising novel cell and molecular biology approaches.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with in Cancer Biology and Oncology will benefit your application. Neural Stem Cell experience is highly advantageous.

Key Words: Cell Biology | Cellular Biologist | Cell Culture | Neuroepithelial Stem Cells | 3D Cell Culture | CRISPR | CRISPR-Cas9 | siRNA | Functional Genomics | Drug Discovery | Target Discovery | Target Validation

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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Company info
0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill

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