Senior Protein Scientist

Date Posted: 7/16/2018 Reference: VAC-1176852 Salary: £50000 Location: Cambridge Job type: Permanent Sector: Science | Speciality: Biotechnology Contact: Nathan Steels

Based in Cambridge my client is a market leader in bio-therapeutics. Due to continued growth the company are looking to develop a new pipeline of products targeted to oncology and inflammatory diseases and are looking for Protein Scientist and Senior Protein Scientist to join their team.

You will be responsible for Cloning, expressing, purifying and characterising Affimer proteins for protein characterisation work, binding studies and stability testing using a range of different expression platforms (bacterial, Pichia or mammalian cells). You will also need to be comfortable Presenting work/data at internal group or company meetings when required.

You will have:
A BSc or higher in protein biochemistry, protein engineering, molecular biology or another relevant subject.
(Senior scientist would need lab experience working with therapeutic protein scaffolds or antibodies)
Standard DNA manipulation/cloning techniques and protein engineering including working with a range of protein expression platforms (bacterial, Pichia and mammalian)
Mammalian cell culture - culturing and maintaining cell lines, transfections for protein production. Large scale protein production experience would be an advantage
Practical knowledge of the AKTA purification platform and conventional chromatography resins e.g. ion exchange
Developing HPLC based assays for protein characterisation
Excellent knowledge of a range of methodologies to characterise proteins (e.g. SPR, ELISA, Western blot).

Salary from £30- £50,000 depending on experience
Fantastic career opportunities
State of the art facilities