Senior Research Scientist

  • Location:

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Scientific

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Contact:

    Amanda Tam

  • Contact email:

    amanda.tam@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/546842

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-12-19

  • Start date:

    19/12/2019 14:48:06

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Scientist to join a growing pharmaceutical company in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The successful candidate will perform testing required to support the core research and development program. This individual will be responsible for the isolation of bacterial strains and their subsequent identification, characterisation and application in screening assays and pre-clinical studies. An extensive knowledge of gut microbiome research and host-microbe communication is therefore crucial to this position. A background in metabolomics/proteomics is highly desirable along with proven expertise in microbial genetics.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to engage in the wider research activities, write up results in the form of reports and publications, present research outcomes at meetings, and generate intellectual property. They will be expected to work as part of the team to plan research activities within the framework of the agreed programmes, and to provide scientific expertise within the research team.

Essential Qualifications

PhD Degree in Microbiology or Molecular Biology,with expertise in human gut biology or immunology.
At least 4 years of postdoc experience or 4 years' experience working in an industrial environment in a similar role.
Thorough understanding of the gut microbiome and host-microbe interactions.
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 supervision experience.
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive renumeration package.

Posting date: 19 December 2019

Closing date: 18 January 2020

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