Natural Products Chemistry Research Scientist

Isomerase Therapeutics is a drug discovery and development company based in Cambridge, UK, with particular expertise in the discovery and development of optimised microbial natural products and engineering microbial pathways to generate processes to high value products.

In line with our move to a new custom-built facility, we are looking for a number of excellent candidates to fill posts in both Chemistry and Biology.

As a key member of the Chemistry team in an expanding biotech company, you will play an important role in developing the next generation of microbially-derived products. Your duties will include the analysis of natural products by HPLC and LC-MS, compound isolation and purification from microbial broths and general compound management. Additional experience in synthetic chemistry or structural elucidation by NMR would be advantageous.

You should have extensive experience from working in a laboratory environment and possess a relevant science degree with industry experience or a PhD . Practical experience of analytical and preparative chromatography is essential. Previous experience of working with microbiological samples or process development are desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate(s) will possess excellent communication and reporting skills, be an enthusiastic team member and should be keen to develop new techniques and methodologies.

Application Instructions: 

We offer a competitive salary and a highly stimulating working environment. 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:hr@isomerase.co.uk . Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. No recruitment agencies, please.

Application Closing Date: 
31 December