Protein Scientist / Biochemist

Qkine Ltd

Qkine is looking for a talented protein scientist to produce growth factors and develop next generation protein tools for regenerative medicine and stem cell applications.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a start-up that has recently spun-out from the Biochemistry Department, Cambridge University. 

Candidates are expected to hold a degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related scientific discipline and must have a strong track record of research achievements or experience in the biotech industry. Extensive experience in producing and purifying proteins and analysing their quality and bioactivity is essential. 

Expertise in cell-based activity assays, molecular cloning, AKTA chromatography systems, protein refolding and working with disulphide rich proteins would be a definite advantage.  Experience in working with stem cells or knowledge of protein engineering is desirable.

The candidate must be able to work independently to set targets and milestones. As a start-up, we are looking for proactive team players with a broad range of skills and definite can-do attitude. The candidate needs to have great attention to detail, good communication skills and a flexible approach.

Applicants should submit a two page CV, including contact details of at least two professional referees, and a one page cover letter explaining why they are suitable for the position.  Please send as a single PDF file to

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Marko Hyvonen (

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the contract.  The roles will be based in the Biochemistry Department, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, UK.

Closing date: Tue 31st October 2017. 

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