Senior Scientist - Biology

Senior Scientist - Biology

Almac Group Ltd

Craigavon, Ireland

Senior Scientist – Biology Hours: 40 hours per week Salary: TBC
Ref No: HRJOB4592
Business Unit: Discovery
Location: Belfast
Open To: Internal and external candidates may apply

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry. We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,000 highly skilled personnel worldwide. Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan).

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.
Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match. Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning.
Let’s be exceptional together

The role
Working as part of the Almac Discovery, Biology team based in Belfast. The role will primarily be focused on deubiquitinase drug discovery, which represents an emerging new target class. You will establish and apply a wide range of cellular assays for the validation of therapeutic target and small molecules in complex cellular systems and assays: primary cells, co-cultures, cytokine modulation, immune cells and 3D culture/organoids. Primary responsibilities will include in vitro cellular assay optimisation for monitoring proliferation, migration, invasion, apoptosis, and cytokine modulation.

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 fast growing Queen’s University Life-Science campus. Preference will be given to an individual thriving in a highly collaborative environment and with outstanding motivation, analytical and strategic thinking and a high level of scientific commitment and work ethics.
Essential Criteria

• PhD, immunology, inflammation, cellular biology or another relevant life science discipline.
• Significant work experience in the fields of cellular biology, immunology, inflammation or another relevant life science discipline.
• Strong scientific background and extensive hands-on experience in cellular assay development, applying multiple cellular assay technologies and spectroscopic detection methods.

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

• Postdoctoral experience in cellular biology, immunology, inflammation or another relevant life science discipline.
• Broad knowledge and experience in key areas of tumour biology, immuno-oncology, immunology, and/or inflammation. An understanding of ubiquitin biology & ubiquitination processes as well as oncogenic signaling would be an advantage.
Additional essential and desirable criteria are outlined in the job description and person specification attached to the online job posting


•Competitive salary •Family friendly flexible working
•Learning and development opportunities and support
•Health promotions
•Enhanced pension contribution •Long service awards
•34 days annual leave allowance •Marriage leave
•Westfield healthcare benefit •Moving house leave
•Perks discount scheme •Paid medical appointments
•Bereavement Leave •Occupational sick pay
•Enhanced maternity pay •Death in service benefit
•Critical illness policy

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply
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Closing Date
07 February 2019 at 17.00 hours

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Senior Scientist - Biology