FORESTERHILL HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS

RESEARCH SCIENTISTS  

We are seeking highly motivated individuals (up to TWO) to be part of an exciting, biologics drug discovery and development company with a clinical focus in inflammation, auto-immunity and oncology. Elasmogen uses humanised, shark-derived, VNAR single-domain binders (soloMERs), as therapeutic agents. The individuals sought must be capable of applying advanced biologics, antibody and protein engineering techniques (screening, selection and characterisation) to progress lead programmes towards the clinic.

The successful applicants will have practical knowledge and experience of biologics drug discovery techniques. This large and diverse programme of work covers the full range of earlier stage research and development protocols including: phage display library build and screening, gene cloning and optimisation, in vitro cell based assays and recombinant protein expression and purification. The applicants should be highly proficient protein engineers with demonstrable, hands-on experience of relevant techniques. Ideally the candidates will possess a post-graduate degree in a relevant Life Science discipline or equivalent industry or related experience (5 years +). Knowledge and experience of a broad portfolio of immuno-technologies and their application to drug discovery is fundamental to the project. Previous working experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company setting would be seen as an advantage.

Salary (and pension package) will be competitive and reflect qualifications and experience.

These posts are available immediately and are funded by Innovate UK for a period of two years in the first instance with a focus on the site-specific deliver of soloMERs for the treatment solid tumours. The appointments will be subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of Elasmogen Ltd.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to either Dr Caroline Barelle (CEO) or Prof Andy Porter (CTO), (email: caroline.barelle@elasmogen.com ; andy.porter@elasmogen.com ).

Elasmogen Ltd (www.elasmogen.com) is another successful and award winning spin-out from the University of Aberdeen’s, Scottish Biologics Facility and part of the growing biologics cluster of companies found in the Aberdeen city area.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil these necessary criteria. Elasmogen Ltd will help wherever possible with any suitable application process.