R&D Scientist (Enzyme Discovery & Development)

November 23, 2018 3:41 pm Published by

Salary: Competitive salary (dependent on experience) plus bonus and substantial benefits
Location: Nantgarw, Cardiff
Hours: 09:00 to 17:00 Mon-Fri

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven R&D Scientist to join our talented Technical Team. This challenging role offers a unique opportunity to be an expert in developing our technical capabilities to include bioinformatics, molecular cloning, metagenomics, enzyme discovery and fermentation process optimisation.

Biocatalysts is a customised enzyme discovery, development and manufacturing company based in the UK, with a subsidiary in Illinois, USA. We work with our customers, many of which are the top blue-chip food companies, to provide unique enzyme solutions that will help them solve process problems, valorise waste, facilitate a biochemical reaction and deliver competitive advantage through innovation.

You will have either a Masters or PhD in microbiology, biochemistry, biochemical engineering or a similar discipline together with extensive practical (laboratory) experience in the following subjects: DNA/protein sequence analysis and manipulation using bioinformatics, molecular cloning, microbiology, and microbial strain development. You will also have a keen interest and experience writing program code for practical applications. Experience in design and completion of microbial fermentations would be advantageous.

You will have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills; alongside the capacity to analyse situations, diagnose problems and produce logical, practical and cost-effective solutions. You will have a questioning approach to your work, the ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively within a small team. The ability to lead a small team would be a distinct advantage in this role.


To apply, download our recruitment pack and either submit your Curriculum Vitae using the below button or email it to us. Please send to:
Biocatalysts Ltd, Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff CF15 7QQ
Email: recruitment@biocats.com
Contact: Pauline Denner

Closing date: 09:00 hrs Wednesday, 12 December 2018


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