Principle Protein Scientist

Posted 2 years ago

Location: Little Chesterford, Saffron Walden

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 Principle Protein Scientist:

  • Apply cutting edge biophysical/biochemical techniques for fragment hit identification and lead discovery for client projects
  • Responsibility for developing and performing biophysical assays (e.g. SPR, microscale thermophoresis, thermal shift)
  • Managing client projects and expectations to ensure positive relationships and maintained and developed
  • 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 Principle Protein Scientist:

  • Prior to applying for this exciting role you will already have 5+ years of experience post education as an Associate/Principal Protein Scientist, Protein Biochemist or Protein Scientist
  • You will have gained this experience working for either a CRO, Pharmaceutical or Biotech company within a Drug Discovery, Small Molecule or Antibody environment
  • 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  
  • You must have demonstratable experience in performing biophysical screening techniques, such as thermal shift, SPR, and/or microscale thermophoresis
  • Experience in biochemical assays (e.g. HTRF, Luminescence, fluorescence polarisation) would be an advantage
  • 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 £35,600 – £53,500 DOE (Associate Principal Scientist level)
  • Base Salary Circa £42,275 – £60,000 DOE (Principal Scientist level)
  • 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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