Careers with Talisman

Office Administrator

We are currently seeking an Office Administrator. This role plays an essential part in the smooth functioning of the organisation. The position combines hands-on administrative tasks (such as managing visitors, reception of incoming calls, and dealing with day-to-day bookkeeping) with more specialised work (such as managing purchasing and providing support to HR processes). Full training will be provided. As the first point-of contact for Talisman, the candidate must be an effective communicator. As part of a growing team, the successful candidate must have a collaborative and collegiate approach to team working.

Key areas of responsibility:

•   Managing incoming calls and visitors;
•   Basic bookkeeping and maintenance of management accounts;
•   Processing of invoices received;
•   Receiving and processing deliveries;
•   Management of office and lab purchasing;
•   HR administrative support.

Essential skills and qualifications:

Essential qualifications are an undergraduate degree in any field, although a degree in the biological or physical sciences would be an advantage. The post requires a minimum of 2 years post- qualification administrative experience. Knowledge/experience of working in a biotech, technical or lab-based environment are desirable.

The role will be based at the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge. Salary will be in the region of £20,000-£25,000 depending on experience. Should you wish to be considered for this position, please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@talisman-therapeutics.com by Friday 6th July 2018 at 12:00 noon. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be on Thursday 12th July 2018.

Post-doctoral Scientist - Alzheimer’s disease drug discovery in human stem cell systems

We are currently seeking to recruit an ambitious, enthusiastic, PhD-level scientist to join our expanding team and play a key role in the delivery of both internal and collaborative drug discovery projects. The role will focus on novel therapeutic target identification and validation with the opportunity to input into additional mechanistic studies. The position provides an exciting opportunity to work in and develop skills in cutting-edge technologies, including stem cell models of dementia and high content imaging.

Extensive training will be provided for the successful applicant. Candidates must be collaborative, collegiate, proactive and be able to demonstrate proven research ability.

Key areas of responsibility:

•   Cell and molecular biology research using proprietary human iPS cell models of neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation to support drug discovery projects;
•   Phenotypic screens in human stem cell models of dementia (CRISPR and small molecule);
•   Generation of human neurons and neural networks from iPS cells;
•   Core member of multiple project teams, contributing data and ideas.

Essential skills and qualifications:

Essential qualifications are a minimum of a 2.1 class honours degree in in the biological sciences and a PhD in the biological or physical sciences. Essential skills include hands-on skills in one or more of: cell culture, cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, electrophysiology or neurodegeneration research. It is also desirable for the successful candidate to have knowledge of neuroscience, immunology or developmental biology and/or relevant cell-based assay experience. Recent PhD graduates are encouraged to apply.

The role will be based at the Talisman research labs, on the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge. We can offer the successful candidate excellent benefits and remuneration. Salary will be in the region of £28,000. To be considered for this position, please send a CV (including the contact details of three referees) and covering letter to recruitment@talisman-therapeutics.com by Thursday 12th July at 12:00 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Monday 16th July and interviews held on Wednesday 1st August 2018.