Senior Scientist

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details

Z7 Biotech Ltd (founded in Nottingham, 2021) provides research services and develops cutting-edge technologies for early-stage drug discovery.  

About the job

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join Z7 Biotech Ltd as a lab-based Senior Scientist, establishing, and developing relevant plate-based assays in support of drug development projects. You will play a pivotal role in enhancing our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on early-stage drug discovery projects, ultimately changing patients’ lives.

Key Purpose of the Role

• As a lab-based scientist working on drug discovery projects you will deliver expertise in the area of assay development and assay optimisation.

• Collaborating with senior and junior colleagues, you will implement new technologies to ensure the robustness and efficacy of these assays. 

• Meeting project objectives within agreed timelines is paramount, often overseeing multiple areas simultaneously. 

• Your contribution to our Assay Development Team will involve generating novel ideas and leveraging your expertise to influence project direction. 

• Maintaining meticulous experimental records and drafting comprehensive reports are integral aspects of the role. 

• Additionally, you will provide training in assay development and optimization to junior colleagues, acting as a subject matter expert in troubleshooting scenarios. 

• Your commitment to continuous improvement will drive enhancements within our workplace processes, ensuring we remain at the forefront of scientific innovation.

• Staying abreast of the latest scientific developments is essential, enhancing your scientific visibility through project contributions, internal and external presentations. 

Candidate profile

• A PhD or BSc/MSc degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., Biochemistry, Neuroscience or Pharmacology) plus relevant postgraduate experience in assay design and development, achieved in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or as part of an MSc or PhD program.

• Extensive experience in the handling and maintenance of mammalian cell cultures and the production of recombinant cell lines (e.g. transfection).

• Experience in developing plate-based bioassays (e.g. cellular and ELISA type assays).

• A practical understanding of a wide range of assay methods and technologies (for example fluorescence, luminescence, flow cytometry, TRF) as applied to a range of biological drug targets.

• Experience in molecular biology.

• Experience in the use of bioanalytical software (e.g. Excel & GraphPad Prism).

• Knowledge of best practices when it comes to the design of experiments and rigorous data integrity and an ability to write effective SOPs.

• Excellent problem-solving skills, strong delivery focus and communication skills.

• Be able to work both independently and within a project team, and as a project leader.

• Excellent team working and networking skills with experience of interacting effectively across different disciplines and expertise.

• Experience of working in external collaborations, both in academia and/or the pharmaceutical industry.

Join our dynamic team and thrive in a fast-paced and exhilarating environment where your specialist assay development skills will be both valued and honed. We seek individuals with a strong work ethic and reliability, who are results-oriented and thrive on collaborative, creative work. A positive outlook, self-drive, and a steadfast commitment to supporting others are integral to our team culture. If you're ready to make a difference and grow professionally, we invite you to apply and be part of our exciting journey.

How to apply

Please email your CV and motivation letter to Dr David Sykes, CSO and Director, Z7 Biotech Ltd. The deadline for applications is 19.03.2024. 

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview
Z7 Biotech Ltd
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