Senior Scientist (Ref:CDL-03)

The Role

An experienced molecular cell biologist is sought to generate expression systems for human cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) in human cells, as part of the company's new product development programme.  This position will be predominantly laboratory-based in the first instance and is initially part-funded by a grant from the Technology Strategy Board, but represents a potential for a future leadership role within the company.  Understanding of the commercial aspects of the company's growth will become essential.  This role represents an exciting opportunity for a motivated and ambitious scientist to become part of a small and dynamic team.

The successful applicant will report directly to the company's Founder and CSO, Prof. Bob Chaudhuri.

The Requirements

An ideal candidate will have acquired experience in the use of BacMam technology for protein expression in mammalian cells and have expertise in molecular biology (proven experience in rapid cloning of DNA fragments in expression vectors, using ligase-dependent ligations, being essential), cell culture, cell biology and biochemistry.  A PhD in an appropriate biological subject would be expected, but consideration will be given to applicants who have acquired the necessary experience elsewhere, particularly within industry.  You must be eligible to work in the UK.   Key attributes include:

  • leading key projects to a successful conclusion;
  • demonstrating the ability to communicate clearly, with good presentation and report writing skills;
  • a hard working attitude, a balanced and meticulous approach to work and the ability to work well under pressure;
  • to be adaptable and a team player, with the ability to motivate junior staff.

The Company

CYP Design Ltd is a young and vibrant biotech company headquartered in Leicester developing new products and services for the global drug discovery industry.  The company has developed proprietary technology for the expression of human CYPs in yeast, and their subsequent stabilisation, allowing transport and storage at ambient temperature.  We expect to see significant growth through a milestone driven strategy and global diversification. As we expand, we will bring on a plethora of exceptional talent to help us further extend our manufacturing and marketing capabilities. These talented people will help us to diversify our product lines, enabling us to become the global leader for CYP-based products and services.

Making an Application

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast growing ambitious organisation with a very exciting and busy future. Salary will depend on experience and on completion of the probationary period. There are also great training and career development opportunities within the company if your ability is proven. We can offer a varied and interesting working environment and we are focused on recognition and empowerment of our scientists and operational team.  Relocation packages are not being offered. This position is available immediately.  To apply, please send a CV and covering letter (stating the job reference number CDL-03 and your current salary) to by 25th March 2014.  Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.

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