Principal Scientist

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00047709
  • Consultant: Naynesh Mistry
  • Contact: 01246 457703
  • Date Published: 14.02.2020
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Location: Cambridge, Home Counties, London, South East
  • Discipline: Biotechnology

CK Science are recruiting for a Principal Scientist to join a world leader in drug discovery and development company based in Cambridge on a permanent basis.

The Company: This role is located in Cambridge and our client is a leading drug discovery and development who have received multi-million pounds worth of investment working in a number of therapeutic areas, including cancer, inflammation and neurodegeneration.

Benefits: Our client offers a competitive salary along with a contributory pension scheme and other excellent benefits.

The Role: The successful Principal Scientist will drive ongoing pharmacology studies towards candidate selection and define/execute PK/PD strategy in support of the clinical plan.

Other responsibilities of Principal Scientist:

  • Design and delivery of pharmacology/pharmacodynamics studies, with strong experience in experimental systems relevant to Parkinson's Disease and mitochondrial biology/function.
  • Design and oversight of in vitro/in vivo studies.
  • Management of ongoing and new/planned studies at both academic and contract research organisations.
  • Lead the translational biomarker strategy.

Your Background:

  • Ph.D. with relevant pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Experience working in cross-functional and matrixed Research and Translational teams.
  • Experience in advancement of compounds through project milestones (i.e. candidate selection) as pharmacology line representative.
  • Established scientific reputation in the field of Parkinson's Disease (evidenced by publication track record).
  • Expertise in cell biology and genetics underlying neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson's Disease, and extensive knowledge of the drug discovery/development space in this area.

Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information please contact Naynesh Mistry on 01246 457703 or email Please quote reference 47709 in all correspondence.

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