Research Fellow in Assay Development and Screening

School of Life Sciences

Fixed term for 4 Years

Expected start date: January 2017

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

The Sussex Drug Discovery Centre (SDDC) wishes to recruit to a number of 4 year positions in medicinal chemistry, protein production, crystallography, assay development and cell biology. The Centre is looking to recruit talented scientists to join our multidisciplinary drug discovery team to develop new cancer therapies in collaboration with scientists at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre. Funded by a multi-million pound award from the Wellcome Trust, and working in close collaboration with scientific leaders at AstraZeneca and experts in cancer research, scientists at the centre will develop a portfolio of new cancer drugs by exploiting DNA damage and repair mechanisms to kill tumour cells.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing research group working in a multidisciplinary environment on an exciting and emerging area of oncology drug discovery research. The project is led by Prof Simon Ward and an overview of research within the SDDC can be found at

Potential candidates wishing to find out further details regarding the position or the project are encouraged to contact Prof John Atack,, Dr Darren Le Grand (medicinal chemist) or Dr Sarah Walker (biology) before applying.

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