Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Biotechnology Clinical Life Sciences Pharmaceuticals

Location London

Salary Permanent position, £30,000 to £38,000

Contract Permanent

Reference NWCY228

Date Posted


Research Scientist
Permanent position, £30,000 to £38,000 
Based in Central London

Are you a scientist experienced in Cellular, Molecular or Virology techniques?

Would you like to work for a leading London based clinical research organisation with a strong pipeline of clinical and laboratory projects?

My client are a leading clinical and laboratory service provider, specialising in a range of therapeutic areas and with the patient at the heart of their research. Using their specialist clinical trial platform, they play a key role in drug and vaccine development and are currently experiencing an impressive period of growth so are investing heavily in their state of the art clinical and laboratory facilities in Central London. As a result, they are looking to expand their laboratory team, through bringing on board a Research Scientist who will be responsible for conducting laboratory based assays and analysis of clinical samples, whilst also acting as the laboratory study lead.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading clinical research organisation within a team of knowledgeable and motivated scientists driving forward the testing of infectious and respiratory disease products in drug discovery and development.

Key Responsibilities of the Research Scientist will include;

  • Receipt, processing and analysis of clinical samples in a timely manner and in line with laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Ensure compliance to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) / Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP).
  • Perform sample analysis using Cellular, Molecular or Virology assays e.g., qPCR, infectivity and neutralisation assays and cell culture.
  • Oversee the delivery of the clinical study within the lab, through acting as the laboratory point of contact and advising on scientific approaches, resource management and training.
  • Work effectively in the laboratory team, ensuring efficient communication within the wider organisation including clinical teams.
  • Conduct laboratory projects according to the agreed protocols and timelines, updating internal and external stakeholders on the study strategy and progress.
  • Ensure studies and scientific data are recorded and reported in accordance with standard operating procedures, good clinical practices and other applicable regulatory requirements.

To be considered for this Research Scientist vacancy you will need the following skills and experience;

  • BSc / MSc in a Scientific discipline e.g., Virology, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Biological Science, Biomedical Science, Biochemistry etc. or equivalent working experience.
  • Experience conducting scientific methods and sample analysis e.g., qPCR, cell culture, infectivity & neutralisation assays, serology assays, multiplex viral detection assays etc.
  • Demonstrable experience working within a regulated industry laboratory, preferably accredited to GCP, GLP, UKAS, ISO etc.
  • Hands on experience in (or ability to) lead technical scientific studies within the laboratory.
  • Understanding of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) or GxP.
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and adapt to changing business needs as fast turnarounds are often needed within clinical research.
  • Excellent communication skills, a collaborative approach and a personable nature to support relationship building within the broader team and key stakeholders.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading pharmaceutical research organisation, that undertakes cutting edge science in the pursuit of significant patient impact through new medicines and therapeutics.


Please apply online or contact Neil Walton at CY Partners on 07851 246846 for further information.


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