Research Scientist- (Discovery II Host Team)

Date Posted: 8/7/2018 Reference: RS-DISC-2 Salary: £34000 Location: Aberdeen Job type: Permanent Sector: Science | Speciality: Pharmaceuticals Contact: Nathan Steels

Based in Aberdeen, my client a pharmaceutical company focussed on developing several biotherapeutics based on the human gut microbiome.
Due to continued growth they are looking for a Scientist to join their discovery team. The primary focus of the team is to investigate the mechanisms behind the host-microbe interactions of preclinical candidates. You should be Proficienct in running a variety of cellular and molecular techniques. The post-holder will also be responsible for writing reports and SOPs, contributing to writing papers, present at internal and external meetings.

Ideal candidates will have most of the following;

+ PhD in molecular biology, biomedical sciences, or other science-related discipline or HNC with a minimum of 5 years industry experience.
+ Experience in immunology
+ Competent in designing and developing cell-based assays to investigate the MoA of LBP candidates
+ Competent with isolation and culture of primary cells from tissue samples (e.g. gut, spleen, lymph nodes) or human samples (e.g. blood)
+ Proven expertise in single-cell analysis techniques (e.g. multiparameter flow cytometry) Competent in assay development, cell culture techniques and variety of molecular laboratory techniques, including qPCR or flow cytometry or imaging techniques.

Salary up to £34,000 depending on experience.