Protein Purification Scientist

South East England
25000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP25000 - GBP35000/annum depending on experience
09 Feb 2017
24 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Protein Purification Scientist
Ref: 19430

Our client is a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of fully human monoclonal antibody drugs using its proprietary antibody platform.

They are looking for an enthusiastic laboratory based, graduate qualified scientist to support their in-house protein purification capabilities in the Protein Biochemistry & Expression Team within Antibody Discovery.

Hands-on experience in protein purification (preferably antibodies), the use of AKTA FPLC's and basic biochemistry characterisations are essential. Additional experience in HPLC and large multi litre-scale purifications would be advantageous.

• Purification of expressed proteins from mammalian cell culture supernatants
• Basic QC testing of above materials (e.g. SEC, SDS-PAGE, Western etc.)
• Clear and accurate record keeping in electronic lab book and LIMS system
• Work to tight and sometimes changing timelines, process several projects simultaneously.

• Graduate level education or significant demonstrated equivalent experience in the field with relevant Biotech or Industry experience
• Experienced in Protein A and other affinity chromatography
• Experience of automated small scale purification systems and HPLC
• Experienced in using AKTA FPLC's purification systems
• Good grounding in other purification techniques, IEX, SEC etc.
• Experienced in using Unicorn software
• Able to design and optimise multistep purifications independently
• Ability to multitask and to work to deadlines

Role: Permanent
Location: East Anglia
Salary: Negotiable