Associate Principle Scientist

Posted 2 years ago

Location: Site based in Pampisford, Cambridgeshire

This role is available as either full time Monday – Friday or part time (30 hours per week/4 days a week)

Our client is a leading integrated drug discovery CRO that has been setting the highest standards in drug discovery, with a particular emphasis on small molecule research, since the early 2000’s.

They work in partnership with clients from a variety of sectors including academic, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and patient foundation organisations around the world with a focus on Assay Biology, Bespoke Assay Development, Small Molecules. Working across all disease areas you will have the opportunity to broaden your experience and skillset, by managing a range of bespoke assay development projects.

The role of Associate Principle Scientist:

  • Plan and implement experimental protein production or structural biology projects, solving any problems that arise
  • Undertake protein expression (E. coli, insect and/or mammalian), expression optimisation, protein purification optimisation and scale up to multi mg scale for structural analysis, protein QC, protein-ligand crystallisation
  • Managing client projects
  • Support routine laboratory operation and maintenance
  • Prepare and present oral and written reports on research activities to internal and external audiences
  • Actively pursue own personal development
  • Maintain appropriate awareness of safety procedures, attend required safety training and adhere to laboratory safety rules as defined by the host department
  • Ensure that all duties are performed in accordance with organisational standards, policies, and procedures

The requirements of the Associate Principle Scientist:

  • To be considered for this  exciting role you will already have 5+ years of experience post education as an Associate Principal Scientist or Principal Scientist in the protein science/structural biology field
  • You will have gained this experience working for either a CRO, Pharmaceutical or Biotech company & ideally in a small molecule drug discovery environment
  • You will be able to work independently in protein expression (E.coli, insect and/or mammalian), expression optimisation, protein purification optimisation and scale up to multi mg scale for structural analysis, protein QC and protein-ligand crystallisation
  • You will have demonstratable experience using a range of AKTA chromatography equipment and columns
  • Experience in crystal manipulation/ freezing, solving protein-ligand X-ray crystal structures independently would be a plus
  • Ideally you will have a PhD in a protein based area such as Biochemisty, Protein Science, Molecular Biology or related areas (BSc/MSc degree candidates are also welcomed to apply with relevant industry experience  
  • The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, a quick learner, have good problem-solving skills, and be able to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary team

Salary & Benefits:

  • Base Salary Circa £40,000 – £60,000 DOE
  • Pension (10% employer contribution & 5% employee)
  • Private Medical Cover
  • 4 x salary life insurance
  • 25 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Free Parking Onsite

Apply right now by calling Oliver Gill on +44 (0) 113 243 3499 or email your current CV on Langton Howarth is the market leading recruitment agency placing people into dream jobs across the UK and Europe daily.

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