Senior Scientist (Oncology)

Senior Scientist (Oncology) Salary Closes
CRT Cambridge (Babraham)
Permanent, full time
Negotiable Sunday, August 9, 2020

Location: Babraham, Cambridge

Contract: Permanent, full time.

Closing date:  Midnight 9th August 2020 (we encourage you to apply early as we will be reviewing candidates upon application).

 Application process: CV and a cover letter detailing your experience relevant to the role and why you are interested in joining us.


Do you want to help deliver breakthrough medicines for cancer patients?

Cancer Research UK's Therapeutic Discovery Laboratories (CRUK-TDL), is the in-house CRUK drug discovery unit with a principal focus on establishing and prosecuting biologically-themed multi-project alliances with industrial partners. Based at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge, and the London Bioscience Innovation Centre, TDL comprises over 90 staff from both industrial and academic backgrounds.

We bring together the best minds in basic and clinical cancer research, the diligence and drive of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and our in-house drug discovery and Alliance management capabilities to deliver breakthrough medicines for cancer patients.

Our laboratories house the personnel and equipment to progress projects from initial hypothesis through to selection of candidate drugs for regulatory development. We couple this with a deep understanding of academic and industrial drivers, enabling us to build alliances that satisfy the curiosity of basic research and the rigour of drug discovery.


Why we need you

 At TDL we work together to deliver breakthrough medicines for cancer patients. As a Senior Scientist in the CRUK Therapeutic Discovery Labs you’ll be driving bioscience project progression and utilising your skills, knowledge and experience to support the wider team.


What will I be doing?

 This lab-based position will involve:

  • Biological exploration of novel potential drug targets and biomarkers
  • Development and execution of cell-based assays to enable drug discovery projects
  • Small molecule characterisation and mechanism of action studies
  • Working collaboratively within the Discovery Bioscience team and interacting with multi-disciplinary research teams both internally and with external collaborators


To find out more about the role and CRUK please click here.


What will I gain?


Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And, ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work. 


If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.


At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on