Principal Scientist – Insect Cell Expression

Principal Scientist – Insect Cell Expression
Cambridgeshire Based
£60,000 - £75,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Are you an expert in using insect cell culture for protein/enzyme production?

Would you like to work for an exciting early-stage biotechnology company, supporting their novel assay platforms.

My client is a Cambridge based Biotechnology organisation who have recently received significant financial investment to further develop their cutting-edge technology platforms. Their technology will help in bringing personalised treatments and advanced medicines into reach for all.

As a direct result of their funding injection, my client have exciting growth plans across their technical team, including hiring a Principal Scientist – Insect Cell Expression in line with expansion of their Protein Team, which ensures novel protein and enzyme expression is robust and scalable, using a range of expression systems.

The company uses a range of proprietary enzymes at the core of their assay platforms, that undergo contemporaneous development and adaption as their technology meets changing real-world applications.

The Principal Scientist – Insect Cell Expression will be leading projects focusing on the development of novel expression systems and enzyme development activities using insect cell cultures. As an expert in insect cell expression, the Principal Scientist – Insect Cell Expression will be expected to drive activities and innovation across projects and serve as the technical guru in this space. This is a high impact role that offers autonomy and ownership within a team that forms a key part of the company’s technology and process development activities.

To be considered for the Principal Scientist – Insect Cell Expression role you’ll need the following skills and experience;

Proven expertise in insect cell culture for protein and enzyme production
A solid understanding of standard protein/enzyme characterisation and testing protocols/assays
BSc, MSc or PhD in a relevant biological science such as cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or similar.
A data-led mind set
Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
Excellent communication skills
If you meet the criteria and would like to take the next step in your career, in a role with increased seniority and ownership in a growing organisation with a dynamic environment and exciting new product pipeline, this role could be a great next step.

Please apply online or contact Neil Walton at CY Partners for further information.

Key Words "biopharmaceutical, Biotech, Biotechnology, cell culture, enzyme expression, Insect cell culture, Insect Cell Expression, Medtech, Principal Scientist, protein expression, protein production, R&D, Senior Scientist, Staff Scientist"

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Application Instructions: 

Please apply online here -

Alternatively - please contact Neil Walton at CY Partners on 07851 246846 or at for further information.

Application Closing Date: 
16 October 2022