Job Title: Senior Scientist: Protein Production (upstream)
Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
We are looking for a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and agile team member to be part of the core biologics platform which generates recombinant proteins for LifeArc’s translational sciences drug discovery programmes. All our processes are conducted with a focus on high quality and reproducibility. The group works closely with project teams and provides expression, clarification, purification and quality analysis of recombinant proteins including antigens, antibodies in multiple formats, and other novel modalities.
As a specialist in upstream processes in this role, you will support protein sciences to deliver our biologics portfolio and would be expected to work independently to perform specialised routine and non-routine experiments, contribute to the scientific rationale of any assigned projects and develop and apply your specialist knowledge of scientific techniques/experiments to further project objectives. Specifically, you will take responsibility for maintaining upstream protein production operations, including transfections and assessment of expression levels, and support the team to ensure that materials are delivered for further downstream development within deadlines. In addition, you will take a lead on identifying ground-breaking technologies that benefit biologics drug discovery, introducing new systems and optimising processes to enhance capabilities in protein expression. Expertise in construct design, purification or protein analysis would also be valued.
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At LifeArc, our ambition is to make life science life changing. We do this by advancing scientific discoveries beyond the lab, faster, so that they can shape the next generation of diagnostics, treatments, and cures.
Working at the cutting edge of translational science and as the early-stage translation specialists, we progress scientific discoveries on their journey to becoming a medicine, diagnostic or intervention that can improve patients’ lives. Our work begins by seeking out innovative science, then helping to develop this to a point where there is a clinical and commercial pathway for others to invest the time and money to take it further forward.
Salary will be determined by qualifications and experience along with other exceptional benefits. Because we understand everyone has different requirements, our flexible benefits allow you to choose those which are important to you. Our pension scheme offers employer contributions of up to 12%, private health insurance, and annual leave of 31 days PLUS bank holidays.
Join us, and you’ll have the scope to be creative and take measured risks. You’ll be rewarded for your curiosity, for working as one team, and for learning fast. And you’ll have everything you need to be your best every day.
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people from minority ethnic backgrounds, for example, are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At LifeArc we are dedicated in building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so whatever your background or lived experience, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. Our top priority is finding the best candidate and you may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
We all have potential. At LifeArc, you’ll discover what you can really do with it.