Senior Research Scientist
Competitive Salary, Good Benefits
Michael Glaze-Santonen
Senior Research Scientist: Cambridge

My client is a pioneering BioTech company involved in the exploration of microbiomes for treatments in illnesses such as IBD and Immuno-Oncology. With clinical trials planned in the near future this is a very exciting time in this area of BioTech.

As a result of expansion plans, a Senior Research Scientist is Sought. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the development of molecular and microbiology assays which in turn are used to develop Live Bacterial Therapeutics.

What does the Role entail?

* The Development of Microbiological and Molecular Assays to characterise novel bacterial isolates
* Providing expert guidance in Microbiology so as to support other departments
* Development and optimisation of Microbiology assays in order to assess bacterial viability and physiology
* Performing assays validation – to aide in CGMP manufacturing for early-stage clinical trials
* Supporting technology transfer of assays to CDMOs and CROs
* Guiding and mentoring junior colleagues

Experience Sought;

* PhD in Microbiology or a related disciple and / or BSc/MSc and equivalent experience
* The ability to design, execute and document experimental activities to regulatory standards
* Creative thinking – as it’s a new therapeutic area, thinking outside the box is a handy trait
* Effective communication skills

Bonus Areas;

* Experience working with anaerobic bacteria
* Experience working in an industrial setting or relevant post-doc experience with industry partners – covering analytical method development and validation in a drug development environment
* Knowledge in characterizing novel bacterial isolates
* The ability to develop high throughput screening assays
* Have previously studied bacteria physiology

What can you Expect?

* A competitive starting salary
* Flexibility in working hours as much as possible
* Pension contributions
* Life & Health insurance
* 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays

Please select your CV

If you feel that you have the required experience for the position we would love to hear from you. Please send us a copy of your CV and we will be sure to consider you. If you would like to speak to us directly then please call on 0161 236 8200.