DMPK specialist (Drug Discovery Unit)

The University of Manchester - Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

  • This position is funded until end March 2019

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are adjacent to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. The Drug Discovery Unit employs state-of-the-art facilities directed toward the discovery of novel, clinically relevant treatments for a variety of different cancer types. Details of the Unit itself can be found at (

The Institute has outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry. We are situated in Manchester, England, a vibrant and dynamic city that is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has excellent transport links both nationally and internationally.

The post involves leading the DMPK activities within the DDU and the individual will be expected to interact closely with the in vivo activities within the group. The post would suit a highly motivated, conscientious and well organised individual, who is looking for the opportunity to support the day-to-day running of a busy drug discovery laboratory.

The successful candidate will require a Degree in Biological discipline (or equivalent) but must have hands on bio-analytical skills and experience measuring small molecule pharmacokinetic profiles in vitro and in vivo. The candidate will also have good organizational and communication skills and a keen attention to detail. Ideally, the candidate will have experience of working in an industrial DMPK research laboratory, experience of early dose to man predictions and identification of biopharmaceutical risk in drug candidates. Some experience in running orthogonal biophysical assays would be desirable but is not essential.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact either recruiting line manager Dr Graeme Walker or DDU Head of Biology Dr Ian D Waddell

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For applicants who are unable to download this information from our website, please contact HR department on 0161 446 3231, email: to have this information sent by post.

The deadline for receipt of applications is: 26 October 2016.

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