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Senior Research Scientist - Bioscience

Loughborough LE11 5RD  •  On-site

£35,200 dependent on experience  •   Permanent, Full-time

  • Employer: Charnwood Discovery
  • Updated: 4 days ago

Charnwood Discovery is looking for a talented Senior Research Scientist to join our Bioscience team. In this exciting role, you will work alongside experienced biologists on client projects with innovative technologies, helping to develop bioassays and screen novel compounds. You will have the opportunity to interact across scientific disciplines and on a variety of projects to support the drug discovery goals of our clients.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Efficiently plan, conduct and interpret compound screening assays to support both integrated and stand-alone client projects.
  • Present your data to the client on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
  • Maintain precise scientific records and adhere to the company’s Health and Safety policies.
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the laboratory by taking ownership of a process or be jointly responsible for a key instrument or technology.
  • Develop your skills and knowledge through opportunities to learn new techniques evaluate new technologies.

What you’ll need:


  • A Ph.D. in a relevant life science with at least one to two years working with compounds in a drug discovery environment either industry or academia. Or a B.Sc. or M.Sc. with 3 to 5 years of experience working with compounds in a drug discovery environment in industry.
  • Proficiency in techniques such as cell culture (mammalian), cell-based assays and biochemical assays following an SOP.
  • Able to use a data driven approach to learn by experimentation.?
  • Able to identify problems and share ideas for strategy on how to overcome issues.


  • Familiarity with the principles of assay development and assay statistics for validation of assay robustness.
  • Understanding of Bioscience as part of the wider drug discovery process e.g. in a disease or therapy area.
  • Has begun to develop technical expertise in one or more drug discovery screening technologies in the lab e.g. flow cytometry, cell imaging, reporter assays etc.

What you’ll get:

At Charnwood Discovery, we recognise and appreciate the contributions of our employees. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes a salary and benefits. Additionally, we provide ongoing training and development opportunities to help you grow both personally and professionally.

A little about Charnwood Discovery:

Founded in 1998 we have grown and expanded to offer multiple services across chemistry, bioscience and ADME / DMPK and are an established partner of choice for many biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Our client centric, flexible approach, combined with a commitment to innovation and excellence sees many clients return to us year on year to support their research programs.

Working in collaboration we add value across the drug discovery pipeline, from target validation through to pre-clinical candidates.

Whether you need a standalone or fully integrated solution our multidisciplinary teams provide innovation and excellence at every stage.


Related skills: Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Life Science, Laboratory

  • Employer: Charnwood Discovery
  • Reference: N2Talent
  • Closes: 31 Jul 2024

  • Title
    Senior Research Scientist - Bioscience
  • Location
    Loughborough, Leicestershire

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