Senior Microbiologist

Employer
Location
Aberdeen
Salary
Highly Competitive Salary
Posted
Sep 29, 2016
Closes
Oct 27, 2016
Ref
SC.NP.8280
Contact
Nisha Patel
Result Type
Jobs
Position Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity with a rapidly expanding pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing therapeutics from the human gut microbiome, which is based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

I am looking for a Senior Microbiologist to join the research team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide scientific expertise and leadership to the proprietary MicroRx platform, for the early discovery of new LBPs in novel therapeutic areas
  • Investigate the mechanisms through which bacterial candidates confer disease protection on the host.
  • Mining of the 4D bacterial culture collection for identification of microbial molecules and pathways important for host interaction
  • Extensive knowledge of host-microbe communication, ideally in the field of gut microbiome research, is therefore crucial to this position
  • Write up results in the form of reports and publications, present research outcomes at meetings, and generate intellectual property.

Experience / Qualification Required:

  • A PhD with relevant post-doctoral or industry experience (>3-4 years) in microbiology or a related discipline
  • Solid experience in a range of (anaerobic) microbiological techniques and proven expertise in assay development
  • Experience with bacterial protein purification, analysis of bacterial metabolites and genome mining
  • Thorough understanding of the gut microbiome and host-microbe interactions
  • Background in metabolomics/proteomics is highly desirable along with proven expertise in microbial genetics.
  • Highly motivated and innovative with the ability to work independently and integrate into a multidisciplinary team of microbiologists and molecular biologists
  • Good organisational and communication skills proven by previous line management and supervision experience

The role offers a very competitive compensation package. For more information regarding this fantastic new opportunity, please get in touch with Nisha Patel ASAP!

 

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Nisha Patel on +44 (0)203 8618 210 or upload your CV on our website www.proclinical.com . Full job description available on request. 

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