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Associate Director (Oncology Biomarkers) – Alderley Park

We are looking for a biomarker specialist with extensive experience to join our Translational Oncology team in Alderley Park, Cheshire.

With a background in drug discovery biomarker development, the Associate Director, Oncology Biomarkers will be responsible for growing and developing Sygnature’s oncology biomarker group.  You will be an expert in your field with experience of developing and validating biomarker assays across multiple platforms, supporting client projects from early discovery to clinical development. You will have the opportunity to lead and grow a team within a collaborative multidisciplinary environment.

Reporting directly to the Director of Translational Oncology, you will require significant senior industry experience combined with a strategic understanding of best-in-class external drug discovery practice.

Key requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • Significant expertise in project/experimental biomarker strategy design and strategic oversight.
  • You will have a broad background of leading biomarker strategies for drug discovery projects gained within a pharmaceutical company or a CRO, with significant industry drug discovery experience.
  • You will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, and be able to lead, manage and strategically grow the Oncology Biomarker team at Alderley Park.
  • You will be able to successfully collaborate with cross-functional, and cross-site partners (Chemistry, Bioscience, DMPK) to define strategies for drug discovery programmes.
  • Undertake high-level interactions with our clients and other stakeholders.
  • Be able to generate quotes, formal reports and the present findings to clients and key stakeholders.


In return you will receive an excellent training and benefits package, including a highly competitive salary which is reviewed annually, a bonus scheme, a well-regarded pension scheme, and private medical insurance. All our benefits are tailored to enhancing your experience at Sygnature as it is important to us that you share in our success.

We also recognise that the environment you work in is a priority, so we have built a collaborative and supportive culture with plenty of opportunities to grow and succeed, tailored to individual and business needs. This includes an excellent set of bespoke training and development courses to accelerate both your scientific and personal career growth.

If you are interested in joining a successful and engaged company that places its people at the heart of its business, please apply through the link including the following;

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1) Your CV,

2) a covering letter that briefly outlines your suitability for the role and your current notice period (if applicable)

3) confirmation of your status of eligibility to work in the UK (we are able to consider sponsoring potential employees with relevant levels of qualifications and experience under a Skilled Worker visa)


Your application will be submitted through our trusted partners, LogicMelon, although only employees of Sygnature Discovery will review your application and personal data.

We will be interviewing on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact the Careers team at Please do not submit your application to this email address.


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