Research Assistant - Assay Development

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00051726
  • Consultant: Naynesh Mistry
  • Contact: 01246 457703
  • Date Published: 23.09.2021
  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Location: Cambridge, East Anglia, Home Counties
  • Discipline: Biotechnology

CK Group are working in partnership with a growing biotechnology company to recruit a talented Research Assistant with expertise in Assay development, to join them at their site based in Cambridge on a permanent basis.

The Company: An exciting opportunity to join a company that is focused on drug discovery and development for protein misfolding diseases. Based in Cambridge, they offer a competitive salary, bonus, pension and health cover.


  • Assist in designing and applying molecular biology, biochemical and biophysical assays for the direct measurement of protein oligomers that are generated during protein aggregation in protein misfolding diseases
  • Perform a range of antibody-based assays such as, ELISA, western blots, and imaging using a range of samples from in vitro, to cells and ex vivo
  • Contribute to the automation of such assays.
  • Mentor and coach colleagues with less experience

Your Background:

  • BSc and/or MSc in bioscience, biochemistry,molecular biology, or a related discipline at a leading academic institution, and/or relevant industry experience
  • Research expertise in the topic of protein misfolding and aggregation and experience working with amyloid-forming proteins
  • Experience developing assays for the understanding of protein aggregation is desirable
  • Experience in protein purification is valuable
  • Experience in assisting to run a biophysical, biochemical or molecular biology laboratory

Apply: Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Naynesh Mistry on 01246 457703 or email and please quote reference 51726


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