Immunoassay Senior Scientist/Study Director

DDS: What We Do

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 Senior Scientist/Study Director)

The focus of this role is oversight and management of development, validation and sample analysis projects within Immunoassay.  You will be responsible for delivering high quality results to our customers in compliance with GLP/GCP.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Project management of multiple regulatory studies
  • Build strong partnerships with our customers to help them progress their drug development pipeline
  • Robust scientific decision making in accordance with the EMA and FDA regulatory guidance’s
  • Consistent on time delivery of data and reports to your customers
  • Ability to adapt, be flexible and find solutions to our customers problems

The ideal candidate will;

  • Be able to lead and mentor scientists within your team
  • 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

Skills Required

  • Degree in biological science or equivalent relevant experience
  • Project management experience is desirable
  • Experience in a GXP accredited laboratory is advantageous
  • Expertise in ELISA techniques
  • Awareness of EMA and FDA bioanalytical method validation guidelines

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 organised by DDS sports & social group



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