Research Scientist, Molecular Biology

Albumedix Ltd

We are seeking a highly motivated research scientist to join the Molecular Biology and Fermentation department within the Research and Technical Development (RTD) team in Nottingham, UK.  You will be expected to work both independently and within a multi-functional team, producing and characterizing recombinant albumin and associated molecules to support internal and external studies.

You will be responsible for the molecular biology component of producing plasmids and yeast strains for the expression of recombinant proteins using our Saccharomyces expression system, as well as other DNA-focussed development work related to internal and external programmes. A high standard of documentation is required.

Qualifications

  • PhD or BSc with significant experience in a relevant setting
  • Experience in a range of molecular biology techniques such as; preparation of plasmid and genomic DNA, PCR, cloning, DNA sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, transformation of bacteria and yeast, small scale expression analysis
  • cGLP and cGMP awareness is desirable
  • Ability to work independently to deadlines, be flexible to changing priorities and be comfortable multitasking
  • Good communication and presentation skills and in depth knowledge of research area

Challenges

The successful candidate will work as part of a fast moving multi-disciplinary RTD team that has close interaction with a broad range of other departments.  The candidate will work closely with other members of the Molecular Biology and Fermentation department and the Bioprocess Characterisation Department within RTD.  They are also likely to liaise with other departments such as Clinical Development, Marketing and Commercial.  In addition to working to deadlines the candidate must be flexible to changing priorities, be comfortable multitasking and be a team player with good communication and scientific writing skills.

Albumedix

Albumedix helps biopharmaceutical companies improve patient outcomes with a range of albumin-based products and technologies that facilitate the development of superior biotherapeutics.

Albumedix develops albumin-based products and technologies for advanced drug and vaccine formulation, extended drug half-life and improved drug delivery. Our products and technologies are used in clinical and marketed drugs and out-licensed to pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide. With over 25 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, we have the scientific, technical and regulatory expertise needed to support companies in moving faster to market with superior biotherapeutics. We also use this expertise to strengthen our own drug pipeline. Albumedix is a global company and a fully owned subsidiary of Novozymes.

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