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The foundations of any successful pharma or biotech is built upon the work done during early research & target validation through to pre-clinical development. We understand the people & skills involved in taking a new or established cellular or molecular target from initial validation, through to hit to lead & beyond.

Scientific Professionals have a track record of delivering candidates into a variety of roles within preclinical research from an Associate Scientist or Lab Technician performing High Throughput Screening assays, through to Project Managers & Heads of R&D responsible for the strategic planning & delivery of studies in line with GLP/MHRA/ICH/FDA guidelines across multi-disciplinary teams.

Whether you’re a Chief Scientific Officer & Subject Matter Expert in your relevant field, a seasoned hands-on Scientist looking to move out of the lab, or a recent graduate looking to get your foot onto the career ladder, our experienced, knowledgeable & approachable consultants will get an understanding of what would constitute a progressive career move for you, the motivations surrounding your next step, logistical considerations and they’ll be able to objectively inform you of current market conditions & trends so that you’re in the best place to make a decision on your next career move having been introduced by Scientific Professionals.

Within preclinical R&D we work closely with a diverse range of companies including start-up biotechs spun out of academic research institutes who are at the forefront of Scientific discovery, to mid-sized CMOs and CROs & multinational pharmaceutical companies with vast established preclinical teams.

Take a look at the current roles we have within Preclinical Drug Discovery & Development:

      • Research Associate
      • Research Scientist
      • Senior Scientist
      • Principal Scientist
      • Group Leader
      • Project Manager
      • Director
      • Chief Science Officer
      • Study Manager
      • Investigator

View the latest roles available within Analytical Methods & Technological Development, Validation & Transfer


  • Get in touch with one of our consultants regarding our live roles, or to register your interest in future positions within this area:

    Matthew Walsh – Senior Consultant

    Matt has been with the Scientific team since January 2017, having been involved within Public Healthcare recruitment since 2015. He leads the SP team on permanent roles in the UK life science industry and account manages a variety of RPO, PSL & exclusive clients. His other client’s range from start-up biotech’s through to global pharmaceutical companies, being able to successfully provide a flexible & tailored approach to a project or role from junior level through to Senior Director. He is particularly experienced in working closely with small to mid-sized organisations across all R&D functions, successfully appointing senior candidates into Director positions & above.

    His remit covers pre-clinical drug discovery & development, manufacturing science & technology, quality control, analytical method & technological development, validation & transfer.

    +44(0)207 822 1710

    Afrin Nupur – Associate Consultant

    Afrin holds an MSc in Molecular Pathology & Genomics from Queen Mary University and became an accomplished Research Scientist with the Barts Cancer Insitute before joining Scientific Professionals in 2018. Afrin brings a wealth of scientific knowledge & expertise to Scientific Professionals, with her academic & industrial experience giving her the ability to understand the complex nature of niche businesses & scientific research across the Life Science industry. She is experienced in successfully placing Scientists of all levels into organisations that reflect their specific field of research & expertise.

    Afrin works alongside Matt in pre-clinical drug discovery & development, manufacturing science & technology, quality control, analytical method & technological development, validation & transfer.

    +44(0)207 822 1710

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