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Principal Biologist – Drug Discovery

Newton Colmore is working with a drug discovery company in Cambridge, and we are searching for a principal-level biologist to join their oncology team.

This is an excellent opportunity where you will be able to make a real difference with your work, developing therapeutics that aim to improve the patient’s life, taking research from inception all the way through to clinical trials.

You will be utilising your molecular biology and drug discovery expertise to lead research projects in the field of oncology, manage and mentor a multidisciplinary team of scientists and build upon a successful pipeline of therapeutics.

Reporting directly to the director, you will be using your deep knowledge of mechanistic biology to lead research programmes through the hit-to-lead phase and implementing screening cascades. You will also be responsible for selecting the right CRO for the project and managing that relationship.

The company utilise in-house and unique technologies that aims to develop novel therapeutics that cannot be achieved with conventional small molecule methods.

We are looking someone who combines small molecule drug discovery expertise with an advanced knowledge of oncology, and a deep-rooted passion for science and excellence.

The company are at an exciting stage of development and are actively recruiting across all their teams. They need people who share their passion to come on board and work towards your common scientific and career goals.

To be considered for this exciting role you will need to have the following;

  • Experience with leading drug discovery projects
  • Ideally PhD-level educated in biology or pharmacology.
  • Expertise in the field of Oncology and experience with mechanistic biology.

In exchange for your skills and expertise, the company offer a negotiable package tailored to you and the chance to lead a R&D team and bring new ideas to realisation. They also provide a discretionary bonus programme and have share options available. The company invest heavily in their labs and people and so this could be a great destination for the next stage of your career.

For more information, make a confidential application now and a member of our team will be in touch with more information.

Newton Colmore is a specialist search consultancy operating within the medical devices and biotechnology sectors. We help our clients find the expert scientists and engineers they need to develop world class products and services.


Employment Type
Beginning of employment
Duration of employment
Job Location
Cambridge, UK
Working Hours
Monday to Friday
Base Salary
£60000-£70000 Per year
Date posted
31st October 2023
Valid through
22nd January 2024
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Apply below or email directly: matthew.lowdon@newtoncolmore.com

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