Immunoassay Scientist

This role is based at Fordham, Cambridgeshire, UK within Drug Development Solutions (DDS). 

With one of the world’s largest bioanalytical centres, recognised for leadership in science and technology, DDS has comprehensive capabilities for pharmacokinetic, immunogenicity and biomarker measurement that span LC-MS/MS, immunoassay and flow cytometry.  We routinely solve difficult method development challenges and have the capacity to support the largest, most complex protocols. Our Bioanalysis Department works together with pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies in support of pre-clinical and clinical trials for a wide variety of clients and therapeutic areas. We use innovative analytical methodology and the expertise of our analytical scientists to speed up the discovery of new medicines. The Department operates a well-equipped laboratory compliant with GLP and GCP, and offers the opportunity to work with state of the art analytical instrumentation.

The Job (Immunoassay Scientist)

The focus of this role is development, validation of Immunoassay assays, and analysis of samples using these assays.  This work will be performed within a regulatory (GLP/GCP) framework to deliver high quality results to our customers.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Development and validation of Immunoassay methods for quantitation of drugs and biomarkers
  • Application of these methods to routine analysis of samples from pre-clinical toxicology, and clinical safety studies
  • Record keeping in compliance with GLP
  • Preparation of study plans and reports
  • You will play an active role in planning your work, managing your time to deliver data to our customers
  • Work closely as part of a team, supporting one another to achieve our customers goals

The ideal candidate will;

  • Be enthusiastic, proactive, and driven to go the extra mile to support our customers
  • Focus on quality, and possess an excellent attention to detail
  • Communicate effectively; explaining the outcome of experiments to peers and customers

Life At Fordham

We have a state of the art purpose built facility within an open green countryside setting, with places to walk and relax outdoors, as well as a café on site.  At Fordham, we have friendly collaborative teams, dedicated to helping our customers to achieve their goals.  Every day is different; we are empowered to solve a range of scientific problems, and embrace continuous improvement.  Individually, and together, we take responsibility to progress projects, learn, and share best practice.  We help one another to progress and grow.  Together we build strong scientific teams, who celebrate success and make time to have fun.   We take care of our people, environment and community.


  • Flexible Working: we offer a flexible approach to work where you can adapt your working pattern to balance your home and work needs
  • Defined career progression, mentoring and support is offered, and personal development is encouraged
  • Excellent training and development opportunities for all employees
  • Wide range of flexible benefits, including a group personal pension plan, access to private medical care, cycle to work scheme, travel insurance and more
  • Regular organised social activities; summer fair, Christmas party, occasional food truck visits and other ad-hoc events and celebrations 

Education, experience and technical skills:

  • Pay band for this role is £20,000 to £31,500, dependent upon experience and skillset
  • Degree in biological science, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Experience in a GXP accredited laboratory is advantageous
  • Familiarity with ELISA techniques
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