Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology

  • Closing date 23 Oct 2020
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

Cerevance is a private pharmaceutical company focused on central nervous system diseases.  The company’s strengths include its powerful NETSseq target discovery platform, a pipeline of novel discovery-stage and clinical-stage compounds and an experienced research team.  Cerevance specialises in identifying and validating innovative drug targets using NETSseq that profiles discrete brain cell populations in human brain tissue.  We are well positioned to deliver life-changing therapeutics for patients who have brain-related disorders.


We are recruiting a junior scientist for a permanent position within our Cambridge, UK facility, to support high throughput next generation sequencing using our state-of-the-art technologies, and to provide general Molecular Biology services (e.g. plasmid assembly and prep, qPCR) to assist our target identification, validation and drug discovery teams.

Suitable applicants will possess a BSc in a relevant biology discipline; preference will be given to candidates with work experience in a high throughput NGS setting. Experience with laboratory automation will be an advantage. Excellent record keeping, attention to detail and ability to work independently are essential.


The successful applicant will be flexible and conscientious, and work well in an interdisciplinary team.  Cerevance offers competitive salary and benefits packages.


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