ELISA - Protein Scientist

Job Title: ELISA - Protein Scientist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: J896338_1533830662
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 09, 2018 17:04

Job Description

ELISA - Protein Scientist

Location: Cambridge

Type: Permanent

Hours: Days

Our Client, a leading multi - sited Life Sciences company are looking to recruit and experienced Protein Scientist.

The Role:

  • Clone, express, purify and characterise proteins for protein characterisation work, binding studies and stability testing using a range of different expression platforms (bacterial, Pichia or mammalian cells)
  • Clone, express, purify and characterise proteins to be used in phage screens and ELISA/cell based assays from a range of expression platforms and fully characterise them using a range of methods (e.g. HPLC, SDS-PAGE, IEF and SPR).
  • Maintain and establish cell lines required for protein production
  • Carry out optimisation studies to increase production from microbial hosts
  • Develop bench scale protein purification protocols using conventional chromatography resins to purify gram quantities of proteins
  • Carry out HPLC based assays to characterise protein batches produced in-house (e.g. size exclusion, reverse phase chromatography etc.)
  • Carry out accelerated stability studies on in house proteins and characterise changes that may occur
  • Establish formulation studies for increasing stability of the proteins produced
  • Produce high quality and tool molecules for pre-clinical studies, delivering within timelines at the correct specification
  • Carry out R&D projects to improve the platform for therapeutic development such as improving the biophysical properties of the scaffold

The Person:

  • Will have a A BSc/MSc in protein biochemistry, protein engineering or molecular biology, any laboratory experience would be an advantage.
  • Standard DNA manipulation/cloning techniques and protein engineering including working with a range of protein expression platforms (bacterial, Pichia and mammalian)
  • Practical knowledge of the AKTA purification platform, Unicorn software and using conventional chromatography resins e.g. ion exchange
  • Developing HPLC based assays for protein characterisation
  • Excellent knowledge of a range of methodologies to characterise proteins (e.g. SPR, ELISA, Western blot)
  • A good understanding of protein engineering and protein biophysics to investigate structure/functional relationships would be an advantage.

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