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Development Scientist

Tyne and Wear   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time


Development Chemist

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join our clients highly skilled team and contribute to the successful growth and positioning of the company as a thought leader in this technology arena.
Iksudas research team is responsible for developing the PermaLink technology within the field of ADC therapeutics.
Reporting to Principal Scientist, the scientific team have significant input into the technical strategy whilst undertaking data review, report generation and external presentations to support Iksudas technology development and business activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • To contribute to technology development strategies and maintain a culture of continuous improvement and scientific excellence
  • The execution, analysis and interpretation of experiments and the data generated
  • To develop, optimise, scale up/down synthetic chemistry and appropriate technology-based manufacturing processes
  • To develop an understanding of the bioconjugation, purification and analysis of antibody conjugates
  • To operate process and analytical equipment and ensure its maintenance
  • Effective communication of experimental results internally and externally
  • To take part in H&S activities such as risk assessments and COSHH forms

Skills, Knowledge & Experience
It is essential that the successful candidate possesses:

  • Experience of multi-step organic synthesis and purification
  • Hands-on experience of spectroscopic techniques in the characterisation of novel compounds, including NMR, LC-MS and HPLC etc.
  • Knowledge of heterocyclic and peptide chemistry

It is desirable for the candidate to possess:

  • Knowledge of carbohydrate chemistry
  • Experience of the containment and the safe handling of high potency cytotoxic materials
  • Industrial experience
  • An interest in biologics
  • A high level of IT proficiency

Personal Attributes
The ideal candidate would:

  • Be forward thinking and adaptable
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have demonstrable decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Be highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills

Education and Training
Minimum of a PhD or equivalent in Chemistry or a BSc in Chemistry and 2-4 years industrial experience

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Contact: Amanda Dobson
  • Reference: JO-2105-469547
  • Posted: 28th May 2021
  • Expires: 25th June 2021

Cpl Life Sciences

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