Natural Products Chemist

Careers at Isomerase

Isomerase is an award-winning biotechnology SME based at Chesterford Research Park near Cambridge, UK. Founded in 2012 it discovers and develops next generation microbial natural products, biocatalytic proteins and peptides to promote sustainability and health.

We are looking for excellent candidates able to work in a multidisciplinary team generating technologies and solving problems on the chemistry/biology interface.

Natural Products Chemist
(Research Scientist/Senior Chemist/Senior Scientist depending on experience)

As a key member of the team, you will play an important role in developing the next generation of microbially-derived products and processes. Your duties will include developing processes to isolate, purify and characterise compounds produced in bacteria and fungi as well as quantification and identification of novel compounds in microbial broths.

You should possess, or will soon be awarded, a PhD in natural products chemistry, or have the equivalent experience. Practical experience of the extraction and purification of natural products from microbial or plant sources using a variety of techniques is essential. A practical understanding of key analytical techniques required for determining compound identity and purity, e.g. NMR and LCMS, is desirable.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a high aptitude for learning and assimilating new skills and concepts. The successful candidate(s) will possess excellent numeracy and IT skills. You will be capable of communicating your ideas and reporting your data and results with other scientists and will be an enthusiastic team member.

We offer a competitive salary and a highly stimulating working environment.

Application Instructions: 

If you are interested in working to shape the future of a young and dynamic company and believe you have the skills and enthusiasm required then please forward a CV with a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role to: . No recruitment agencies, please.

In order to comply with UK employment legislation, all applicants must have the right to work in the UK. You will be required to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK during the interview phase.

Application Closing Date: 
30 June 2023