MRC Technology is looking for 3 placement students to work within our Centre for Therapeutics Discovery (CTD) group, located in Mill Hill North London, during the 2014/15 academic year.
The students will be expected to fully participate in our project work and, although they will be directly supervised by one of the experienced team members, will find they are working with a team in a range of areas in the drug discovery process.
Regular verbal presentations of experimental results and conclusions will be given by the students to the project team and they will be expected to maintain high quality written lab notebook records of their research.
To assist their degree submission an area of research will be identified to support any written project requirements.
The Biology Department is responsible for providing all of the Biology support for the small molecule drug discovery programs. This includes the Assay Development and Screening Group (ADSG), the Compound Profiling and Cellular Pharmacology Group(CPCP) and the BioTherapeutics Group
Each student will be a member of a project team with clearly identified responsibilities. A student is likely to gain experience of the following activities:
Assay Development and Screening (IP-ADSG)
Assay design and optimisation
Assay miniaturisation and automation
High Throughput Screening
Hit compound confirmation studies
Compound Profiling and Cellular Pharmacology (IP-CPCP)
Target validation studies (siRNA, pharmacological validation)
Cell based assays for supporting hit to lead chemistry programs
Developing and running disease relevant assays
Antibody Optimisation and Chemistry
All positions will be paid around £16,000 per annum.
These roles will begin in September 2014 and run for approximately 50 weeks.