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Protein Scientist

  • Closing date 31 Jul 2022
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

Qkine is a Cambridge, UK-based manufacturer of high purity, animal-free growth factors, cytokines and other complex proteins. We combine proprietary production processes with protein engineering technology to tackle fundamental biological and scale-up challenges for the fast-growing stem cell, organoid, regenerative medicine and cultured meat sectors.

A spin-out from Cambridge University founded in 2016, we have already attracted a loyal customer following from both leading biotechnology companies and world-class academic institutions.

As we enter the next phase of our growth, we are looking for a knowledgable Protein Scientist to join our busy Manufacture team. You will hold a Life Science Degree and possess experience in a biochemistry, molecular biology or a related scientific discipline. Experience working in the Biotech industry would be desirable. Knowledge in producing high purity proteins and analysing their quality is essential for this position, with an understanding of scaling up protein production being advantageous. The successful candidate will work independently to set targets and plan work, have great attention to detail, good communication skills and a flexible approach. We are looking for proactive team players with a broad range of skills and definite can-do attitude.

You will have:

  • Experience in recombinant protein expression, purification and characterisation.
  • Hands on knowledge in working with AKTA systems, or similar types of equipment, and ability to troubleshoot purification issues.
  • Experience of ELN platform and accurate data collection and presentation.
  • Working with a QMS such as ISO9001: 2015 or ISO13485 would be an advantage

We believe in nurturing our team, empowering individuals and working flexibly. We do this while exceeding the expectations of our customers and collaborators by focussing on delivering the best service, scientific insight and product quality.

In addition to competitive salaries, we also offer an attractive employee share option scheme.

How to apply:
Please send a two-page CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you are a great fit for the role and would like to join our team.
We will be interviewing on a rolling basis for this key team member. Informal enquiries welcome. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Qkine is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive, supportive and flexible working environment.

Job Type: Full-time

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