Research Scientist - Protein Biochemistry or Biophysics

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
24800.00 - 27500.00 GBP Annual
05 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Scientist - Protein Biochemistry or Biophysics

The Biometrology group at NPL is a growing multidisciplinary team of scientists developing innovative materials and methods to advance the current understanding of biological processes at the biomolecular, subcellular and cellular levels.

Our research responds to the challenges of reproducibility, traceability and comparability in biological R&D as well as the lack of suitable biological standards. We apply this knowledge to address global challenges in the areas of national and global priorities including antimicrobial discovery, cell and gene therapies, regenerative medicine and synthetic biology.

The team wishes to recruit a highly motivated experimentalist with a strong background in protein biochemistry and/or biophysics with established and demonstrable skills in the expression, purification and biophysical characterisation of recombinant proteins. The successful candidate will support the delivery of an interdisciplinary research programme contributing with the design, production and biophysical characterisation of recombinant proteins for applications ranging from antimicrobial discovery to cell and gene therapies. The candidate will be expected to perform research, produce research reports and contribute to measurement services for industry.

- Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are all essential criteria.

- Experience of optical spectroscopy (static and time-resolved) and having worked with light-sensitive biomolecules.
- An undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related subject and relevant lab experience are both essential.
- Depending on qualifications and experience, post-doctoral scientists will also be considered, with the prospect of progressing to the position of Higher Research Scientist once in post subject to performance.

Based in a unique, purpose-built research environment, we are located in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park, south-west London with a host of onsite facilities. These include a subsidised cr??che, restaurant and free parking.

NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities. NPL Management Limited is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter.

Closing date: 31st October 2017