Research Scientist - Chemistry

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.

Due to our continued expansion, we are looking for excellent candidates for a role in natural products chemistry.

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 may include both target-focussed purification and assay-guided fractionation for the isolation of secondary metabolites from a variety of microbial sources and structure elucidation studies.

You should possess a relevant science degree, a Ph.D., or industry experience and have worked in a laboratory environment. Practical experience of natural products chemistry including preparative HPLC and structure elucidation by NMR and MS are essential. Previous experience of HPLC method development or biosynthetic studies is 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.

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 hr@isomerase.co.uk. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. No recruitment agencies, please.

Application Closing Date: 
19 March