Senior Phage Display Scientist (Anti-bacterials)

Job Title: Senior Phage Display Scientist (Anti-bacterials)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, England
Salary: Well paid.
Start Date: 2018-11-28
Reference: BH-95254
Contact Name: Charles Leach
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 28, 2018 15:02

Job Description

Senior Phage Display Scientist (Anti-bacterials) – Permanent – Cambridge

Biopharmaceuticals, particularly antibodies, have proven to be powerful tools in the field of R&D; offering an avenue of immunotherapeutic treatment for diverse disease states. My client, a leading bio-pharmaceutical company is seeking the prowess of a Senior Scientist with expertise in Phage Display, to aid in the screening and characterisation of novel anti-bacterial peptides identified by their proprietary platform

Senior Phage Display Scientist Key Responsibilities:

  • Phage display, affinity maturation and molecular biology using the proprietary company platform, adapting it to anti-bacterial drug discovery
  • Run established biochemical and cell-based assays to understand pharmacology of phage and peptides, e.g. Alphascreen, fluorescence polarisation, Mirrorball
  • Interpretation of DNA & amino acid sequence data
  • Sequence analysis and identification of structure to activity relationships (SAR) in peptide sequences
  • Bioinformatics to process sequencing data, perform sequence alignments and design protein expression vectors
  • Establishment, validation and application of anti-bacterial MIC assays and other functional assays as required
Senior Phage Display Scientist Key Requirements:

  • A PhD in a biological subject or a bachelor’s degree with experience of working in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting
  • Significant demonstrable molecular biology laboratory experience
  • A working knowledge of anti-bacterial science and its application to the identification of novel antibiotics or drug discovery preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills; effective communication with multidisciplinary teams both locally and remotely is essential
  • Proactive approach to problem solving and strong self-motivation
  • Excellent organisational skills and close attention to detail 
  • This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, credible Senior Phage Display Scientist to take the next step in their career with a fantastic Biotechnology company. This is a permanent position and is immediately available, offering the right individual a great platform for career growth

    Please call Charles on 01619427163 for more information on rates and applying.