We are looking for a senior protein scientist skilled in protein engineering, expression and purification to be part of our rapidly growing team.

Peak Proteins is a vibrant and growing contract research organisation that provides research services to clients globally. These services include the engineering of tailored proteins for a variety of different end-uses such as biochemical screening, biophysics, diagnostics and biologics discovery. In-addition we perform protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography and provide a protein mass spectrometry service. Our passion is to provide clients with the protein related tools and information they need to successfully progress their projects.

We expect the successful candidate to be able to confidently devise and adapt project plans in consultation with clients and to efficiently manage projects as they progress. Successful project delivery will be achieved through their own experimental work and by working flexibly with team members and researchers in the client organisations; good communication and team working skills are therefore essential.

To be considered you must be able to demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities and extensive experience in many of the techniques involved in protein expression and protein purification using a wide range of different systems and methods. Ideally you will have a PhD in Biochemistry or a related discipline and must be able to communicate clearly in both written and oral correspondence. Previous pharmaceutical company or contract research organisation (CRO) experience is an advantage but is not essential. Importantly however, you should show the enthusiasm and self-motivation required to help drive the business forward and to develop your own scientific and commercial skills. Salary is negotiable and dependent on knowledge and experience of the candidate.

Peak Proteins is located on the Alderley Park site in Cheshire; home to a rapidly expanding number of small and medium sized life science businesses. This beautiful site is only 18 miles from the heart of Manchester and has easy access to the Peak District, Snowdonia and Lake District national parks. The site includes on-site parking, cafes and a restaurant with brand-new sports facilities due to open in Sept 2019. The site is served by bus services from Alderley Edge, Macclesfield and south Manchester areas and there are also good facilities for cyclists.

If you are interested please send your CV and a covering letter to jobs@peakproteins.com. Closing date is 30thJune 2019.

Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the UK