Opportunity: Biology Senior Scientist/Team Leader


Opportunity: Biology Senior Scientist/Team Leader

The role

Almac Discovery is currently inviting applications for a creative and results-driven PhD qualified Senior Scientist/Team Leader with extensive experience in cell and molecular biology.

Working as part of the Biology department based in Belfast, you will be responsible for building on the proven track record of Almac Discovery in extending the druggable genome.

You will be involved in designing and generating high-quality date packages to support the clinical positioning and development of novel therapeutic targets and will contribute to the pre-clinical optimisation of novel small molecule therapeutics for a range of therapeutic areas (e.g. oncology, IO, inflammation, muscle wasting, fibrosis and neurodegeneration).

Prior experience in biomarker discovery and evaluation of pharmacological agents would be an advantage for this position.

The full job is description available here, or you can learn out about this opportunity from Dr. Xavier Jacq, VP Biology at Almac Discovery here: 

The company

Almac Discovery is a research-driven drug discovery company which focusses on identifying novel, first in class drug discovery projects in areas of unmet need and subsequently develops these programmes through partnerships and collaborations.

The Company is unique in the field of small biotechs in having access to both small molecule and protein/peptide-based approaches and is focussed on two key platform areas (Deubiquitinases and protein-drug conjugates) which exploit these modalities.

The team is located in state-of-the-art facilities on the Queen’s University Belfast life sciences campus, close to two major hospitals and the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre and has laboratories in Edinburgh (protein therapeutics) and offices in Manchester (bio-informatics).


Benefits include:


  • Competitive salary
  • Family-friendly flexible working
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Westfield healthcare benefit
  • Moving house leave
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Death in service benefit
  • Critical illness policy

Interested? Upload your CV with a covering letter here

If you have any queries related to this role, please contact us: recruit@almacgroup.com.

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