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Neuroscientist, Target Validation

  • Closing date 31 May 2024
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

About Cerevance:

Cerevance is a neuroscience-focused drug discovery company dedicated to finding innovative new medicines for debilitating central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The company’s powerful NETSseq platform profiles cell-type specific gene expression from human post-mortem brain tissue in health and disease with the aim of identifying novel targets for drug discovery. We have a pipeline of novel discovery- and clinical-stage compounds and a proven team of drug discovery scientists.


Job Description: Neuroscientist, Target Validation

We are seeking a highly motivated cell biologist to work within a multidisciplinary target validation and drug discovery team based in our Cambridge, UK laboratories. The role will have a broad impact across the drug discovery portfolio from target identification, selection through target validation and pharmacological testing.


The ideal candidate will:


  • Have experience of designing, developing and carrying out cellular assays to assess the biological function and mechanistic understanding of target modulation.
  • Have hands on experience in cell culture and cell biology laboratory techniques with experience with both cell lines and primary cell culture is an advantage, although training will be provided.
  • Be organised and flexible whilst ensuring high standards and attention to detail.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the company, contributing to regular data reviews and project strategy discussions.
  • Have a excellent communication skills, a strong team ethic and the ability to work collaboratively and flexibly to achieve company goals.


Cerevance offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role addressing the criteria set out above at https://www.cerevance.com. Apply by the closing date 31st May 2024 quoting reference TV 0124.



Cerevance is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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