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Assay Development Scientist (Protein)

Assay Development Scientist (Protein)


We are working closely with this biotech company based in Cambridge looking for a Assay Development Scientist – Protein with great experience with protein manipulation.
You will be joining an energetic and enthusiastic team of researchers and scientist developing their enzymatic DNA synthesis technology. In particular you would be involved in the contribution to the robust cell-free expression assays of proteins for their Desktop Bioprinter.  
About you (essential):

  • PhD in a relevant Biological Science or minimum BSc with 3 years industrial experience.
  • Experience with prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems.
  • Competent with molecular biology techniques.
  • Familiar with fluorescence techniques and fluorescence detection methodologies.

About you (desirable):

  • 3 years of relevant industrial or postdoc experience
  • Mammalian cell-free expression experience.
  • Experience with membrane protein.
  • Experience of miniaturising molecular biology processes.

Responsibilities: Assay development scientist – Protein

  • Device assay development for quantification and calibration of protein expression using fluorescence detection assays.
  • Optimization of cell-free expression of proteins on their eDrop digital microfluidics device and desktop Bioprinter.
  • Screening of cell-free expression reagents and testing compatibility with their digital microfluidic platform.
  • Method development to improve workflow performance and increase robustness and reliability of cell-free protein synthesis on eDrop.
  • Report results in a timely manner and maintain good laboratory practices.


  • Private Medical Insurance and cash plan
  • Life assurance of 4x annual salary
  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • EMI-approved option scheme
  • Enhanced employer’s pension contributions
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Investment in professional development and learning.
  • Monthly celebratory cakes and treats.
  • Organised summer events for staff and families.

We don’t believe in the ‘perfect’ candidate, so if you meet some of the criteria and the role sounds interesting, please reach out for a confidential conversation.

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