Synthetic Biology 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 Biology team in a thriving biotech company, you will play an important role in developing the next generation of microbially-derived products. Your duties will include carrying out synthetic biology techniques, bacterial and fungal fermentations and analysis of metabolite production.

You should possess a relevant science degree, a PhD or industry experience and have worked in a laboratory environment. Practical experience of microbial techniques and standard molecular/synthetic biology techniques is essential. Previous experience with biosynthetic engineering or microbial fermentation optimisation would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and reporting skills, be comfortable working as part of a team 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 . Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. No recruitment agencies, please.

Application Closing Date: 
31 December