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Senior Bioscientist - Drug Discovery Unit

  • Salary in the range of £23,800 to £39,900 (dependent upon experience)
  • Job Ref: MI/16/76_3
  • Duration: fixed term until  March 2019

About the role:

They are currently looking for a Senior Bioscientist to join the Drug Discovery Unit to provide biophysical and screening support to their oncology focussed drug discovery programs.

You will be responsible for the development of novel SPR assays and performing target-ligand mechanism of action studies.

About you:

You should have a degree in a Biological discipline (or equivalent relevant experience).  You will have a strong background in elucidating small molecule-protein binding interactions through biophysical approaches and experience with SPR is preferred.  A working knowledge of in vitro biochemical assay development and screening is desirable.


This post would suit a highly motivated, conscientious and well organised individual, who is looking for the opportunity to support the day-to-day running of a busy drug discovery laboratory.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.  We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

They are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

The Drug Discovery Unit employs state-of-the-art facilities directed toward the discovery of novel, clinically relevant treatments for a variety of different cancer types. Details of the Unit itself can be found at (

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact the recruiting line manager Dr Graeme Thomson, Team Leader (Biochemistry) via email:

The deadline for receipt of applications is: 17 November 2017


Start Date

18th October 2017

Closing Date

17th November 2017