Subject Matter Expert – Protein Science

Subject Matter Expert – Protein Science
Cambridgeshire Based
£65,000 - £85,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits

Are you an expert in using cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS)?

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 has exciting growth plans across their technical team, including hiring a Subject Matter Expert – Protein Science 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 Subject Matter Expert – Protein Science will be leading projects focusing on the development of novel expression systems and enzyme development activities using both insect cell cultures and cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS). As an expert in either insect cell expression, or cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) the Subject Matter Expert – Protein Science 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 Subject Matter Expert – Protein Science role you’ll need the following skills and experience;

- Proven expertise in either cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) or insect cell culture or 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

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

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, the Subject Matter Expert – Protein Science role could be a great next step.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online here -

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

Application Closing Date: 
23 October 2022