Investigator (Protein Biochemist), Open to flexible working

Location
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
10 Jan 2022
Closes
21 Jan 2022
Ref
316560
Contract Type
Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled and motivated protein biochemist investigator with a passion for protein purifcation and isolation to join the Department of Protein and Cell Sciences at GSK’s Medicines Research Centre in Stevenage (PCS UK). As an experienced Protein Biochemist you will be responsible for the generation and isolation of novel proteins and protein complexes and will have experience working with membrane proteins. In your role you will work in close partnership with drug discovery experts and you will be interested in looking for novel solutions to purify and isolate proteins. You will be self-motivated with a strong interest in protein expression and purification and the ideal candidate for this role will have skills in: construct design, protein expression, purification, and analysis. You will be good at multi-tasking and be capable of good experimental record-keeping, with excellent written and oral communication skills. An ability to work towards agreed timelines and effectively organise work will be considered a key asset of the successful applicant.

‘Be You’ at GSK

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Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for isolation and purification of membrane proteins.
  • Implementation of novel methods to enable protein purification.
  • Interaction with experts in other disciplines as part of matrix team working

Closing Date for Applications:  21/01/2022 COB

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Why you?

Qualifications & Skills:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • A background in a biological or biochemical sciences discipline, PhD level or equivalent
  • Extensive experience of expression and purification of proteins from a range of expression systems.
  • Experience of purification of protein complexes and membrane proteins
  • Knowledge of protein isolation from endogenous systems
  • Thorough knowledge of protein analytical and biophysical characterisation techniques
  • A keen awareness of emerging protein science trends
  • A demonstrated ability to identify and embed new methodologies
  • Track record of flexibility and team work.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good record keeping skills.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Experience with mammalian and insect cell culture, transfection and expression techniques
  • Experience with molecular biology design and protein generation.
  • Strong data handling skills

Why GSK?

GSK is a place where outstanding people do amazing things. As a science-led global healthcare company, we exist to help people do more, feel better, live longer. This special purpose – along with our goal of being one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies – helps us attract some of the best and brightest minds in the world.

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