Laboratory Assistant
Laboratory Assistant

Position Purpose:

To work closely with laboratory staff to ensure that experimental aspects of in vitro DMPK transporter studies are performed to a high standard and within scheduled time frames. 

There is currently a vacancy in the Drug Transporter group based in the Biohub at Alderley Park. 


  • Minimum of BSc in life science-related area preferably with experience (ca 1 year) of working within a laboratory environment. Direct experience in DMPK or transporter assays would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience of laboratory processes and cell culture techniques is desirable.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of drug transporter substrate or inhibition assays, working with radiolabelled substances and/or LC-MS/MS would be advantageous. 

Principal Accountabilities (Lab Assistant)

  • Support high and low throughput DMPK transporter assays for commercial as well as research and development activities.
  • Perform work to a high quality, within specified timelines, and within safety regulations.
  • Perform cell culture using aseptic techniques.
  • Assist in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Prepare compounds, stock solutions and buffers.
  • Routine calibration of laboratory equipment.
  • To follow safety regulations and quality control procedures. 

Skills & Competencies

  • Highly self-motivated and personable.
  • Able to communicate effectively within a team environment.
  • Able to organise daily tasks, to frequently work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
  • Highly adaptable to work effectively in a dynamic environment.
  • Possess excellent attention to detail, performing work to an exceptionally high standard, and within company and statutory safety regulations.
  • Able to use initiative to solve problems and troubleshoot with the assistance of other members of the team.
  • Should be computer literate with previous experience using Microsoft Office. 

Development Opportunities

  • To gain a knowledge and understanding of drug transporter assays and DMPK/ADMET processes in drug discovery and development.
  • To work in a highly motivated commercial environment.
  • To gain a sound understanding of the theory behind a variety of DMPK and ADMET assays including assay set up and validation.


More Information

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Robert Elsby (  Closing date for applications is Friday 30th October 2015.