Group Lead - Neuroscience

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Research, Scientific
East Anglia
Salary Description:
Experience Dependent
Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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HRS are currently looking for a scientific Group Leader with expert drug discovery knowledge in the field of Neuroscience and Neurodegenerative diseases to join a leading Drug Discovery company based in the Cambridge area. As the Group Lead - Neuroscience your team will sit a part of the company's Biologics function and you will lead on Drug Discovery project with a focus on CNS therapies.

You will be a Senior member of the company where you will work cross-functionally with other departments as well as collaborate with external Pharmceutical companies and academic groups. You will lead projects across early-stage development, through to target validation and late stage pre-clinical development.

This position offers the opportunity to drive forward drug discovery in a leading Biotechnology company that offers you the scope to drive business activities as well as remain hand-on with the vital scientific work our client is completing.


Your duties as the Group Lead - Neuroscience will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will lead all scientific activity related Neuroscience and Neurodegenerative disorders and will report directly to the VP of Biology. You will ensure the successful development of molecules from early stage to late stage pre-clinical development where your team will focus on Target Validation, Assay Development, Disease modelling, Biomarker identification as well as In Vivo activities.

2 You will contribute scientific expertise to all stages of the neuroscience drug discovery programmes and work cross functionally with other scientific teams including Chemists as well as with external collaborators.

3. Translation of late stage preclinical CNS projects to the clinic will be among your duties and responsibilities as well as carrying out the evaluation of advanced lead compounds and leading target validation studies.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Group Lead - Neuroscience we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline (e.g. Biology, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Immunology, Neurodegenerative Diseases etc.) in addition to extensive and relevant industry experience in a Drug Discovery setting. A PhD is not require but will benefit your application and other degree levels will be considered.

2. Proven industry experience in Neuroscience therapeutics with a preference on Neurodegenerative diseases. A strong network in the Neuroscience field will strongly benefit your application.

3. Practical experience carrying out cell and molecular techniques as well as using in vivo models of Neurodegeneration would be highly desirable.

Key Word: Neuroscience / Neurodegenerative Disease / Neurology / Drug Discovery / Pharmaceutical / Biopharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Group Leader / Leadership / Management / Biomarker / Target Identification / Target Validation / Disease Modelling / In Vivo / Preclinical / Translation / CNS

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for our talent development. We welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment processionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

Contact Details:
Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Tel: 0203 910 2980
Contact: Georgia Walden

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