Almac Group

Senior Scientist / Team Leader - Biology

Almac Group

Belfast, Ireland

Senior Scientist / Team Leader – Biology

Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: TBC
Ref No: HRJOB5090/1
Business Unit: Discovery
Location: Belfast
Open To: Internal and external candidates may apply (Please note this is a re-advertisement, if you have applied for this position within the past 6 months, we will be unable to accept your application at this time)

The Company

Almac Discovery is located on the Queen’s University Belfast life sciences campus, close to two major hospitals and the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre. We have additional laboratories in Edinburgh (Protein Therapeutics) and offices in Manchester (Bioinformatics). Almac Discovery is one of seven business units in the Almac Group of companies.

Almac Discovery is a research driven drug discovery company dedicated to the development of novel and innovative approaches to the treatment of diseases of unmet need (including oncology and CNS), by applying a target class approach. Our business model is to develop preclinical stage assets which are then licenced to pharmaceutical partners for further development. We also look to collaborate with partners to apply our medicinal chemistry and translational biology expertise to targets of mutual interest. Key research themes include deubiquitinase enzymes and protein drug conjugates.

The Role

Working as part of the Almac Discovery, Biology team based in Belfast. The successful candidate will be involved in designing and generating high quality date packages to support the clinical positioning and development of novel therapeutic targets and will contribute to the pre-clinical optimisation of novel small molecule therapeutics for a range of therapeutic areas (e.g. oncology, IO, inflammation, muscle wasting, fibrosis and neurodegeneration).

If you are passionate about working in a driven environment dedicated to cutting-edge innovation and advancements in human health and would welcome the opportunity of working in a friendly and energetic company we would love to hear from you! We are looking for candidates educated to PhD level with extensive experience in cell and molecular biology.

This is a significant opportunity to play a central role in the further development of Almac Discovery as an innovative and successful biotechnology company. The successful candidate will work in state-of-the-art facilities within the vibrant and expanding Queen’s University Life-Science campus. Preference will be given to a highly motivated individual who will thrive in a collaborative research and development environment. The candidate must demonstrate outstanding analytical and strategic thinking in addition to driving scientific excellence.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as the chance to work for an innovative R&D company within the global Almac Group. As well as excellent training and development opportunities, we offer real potential for career progression and much more!

If you feel like a change and think is the perfect opportunity, then we want to hear from you! To find out more and to apply, please visit:

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Closing Date: 12th March 2020 at 17.00 hours

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