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There are an increasing number of departments and industry partners seeking to recruit postdocs to short-term placements on funded research projects.

You can find information and application details for current opportunities below.

 

 

Paid short-term industry placements - Charles River Laboratories

Are you interested in gaining industry experience?

Charles River Laboratories (CRL) have a number of placement opportunities which will provide first-hand experience of working within an interdisciplinary drug discovery environment. These are primarily laboratory-based roles in Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, and Biology.

You will not only experience the application of synthetic organic chemistry in an industrial setting, but also have the opportunity to interact with a wide breadth of scientists across disciplines (computational chemistry, biology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics), building your understanding of the drug discovery process.

There will be ample opportunity to develop your scientific and translational skills.

Applications can be made by submitting a CV and brief cover letter to amber.pearson@crl.com, clearly stating which opportunity is of interest.

 

Medicinal Chemistry (3-6 months)

CRL are seeking synthetic chemists for these vacancies, where your main focus will be the synthesis of intermediates and final compounds for client programs.

Required Profile:

  • Hold, or be close to completing a PhD in a chemistry-related discipline.
  • Expert knowledge of contemporary synthetic organic chemistry.
  • A strong awareness of the relevant scientific literature and contemporary laboratory practices.
  • An ability to work in a safe manner at all times, ensuring procedures/SOPs are adhered to.
  • A pro-active and positive problem-solving mindset, suggesting new ideas or initiatives that impact upon project progress.
  • A desire to interrogate biological data and use this data to achieve project goals.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • An effective communicator and team player, with strong organisational skills.
  • Must be able to provide a Right to Work in the UK.

 

Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (6 months minimum)

CRL are seeking analytical or bio-chemists to fill these vacancies, where your main focus will be to perform in vitro assays or quantification of compounds in plasma and tissue sample analysis, to understand the ADME and pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of compound series.

Required Profile:

  • Hold, or be close to completing a PhD in a related discipline.
  • Expert knowledge of contemporary bioanalysis techniques or in vitro biochemical assays, ideally with an awareness of ADME and pharmacokinetic principles.
  • A strong awareness of the relevant scientific literature and contemporary laboratory practices
  • An ability to work in a safe manner at all times, ensuring procedures/SOPs are adhered to.
  • A pro-active and positive problem-solving mindset, suggesting new ideas or initiatives that impact upon project progress.
  • A desire to interrogate biological data and use this data to achieve project goals.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • An effective communicator and team player, with strong organisational skills.
  • Must be able to provide a Right to Work in the UK.

 

Biology (6 months minimum)

CRL are seeking biologists with a broad-based skill set (biochemistry, cell biology, stem cell biology or molecular biology) to fill these vacancies, where your main focus will be the application of your specific skill set in one or more of our client projects – ranging from characterisation of novel stem cell models, cell line generation and validation and development of biochemical or cellular assays.

Required Profile:

  • Hold, or be close to completing a PhD in a related discipline.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following skill sets: in vitro biochemical assays, in vitro cellular assays, stem cell differentiation or characterisation, recombinant production and characterisation of mammalian cell lines, ideally with an awareness of their application in a drug discovery environment.
  • A strong awareness of the relevant scientific literature and contemporary laboratory practices
  • An ability to work in a safe manner at all times, ensuring procedures/SOPs are adhered to.
  • A pro-active and positive problem-solving mindset, suggesting new ideas or initiatives that impact upon project progress.
  • A desire to interrogate biological data and use this data to achieve project goals.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • An effective communicator and team player, with strong organisational skills.
  • Must be able to provide a Right to Work in the UK.