Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceutical Characterisation

Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceutical Characterisation

Life Sciences Pharmaceuticals

Location Cambridgeshire

Salary Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits

Contract Permanent

Reference NWCY010

Date Posted


Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceutical Characterisation
Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits


Do you have substantial experience in Biological and Biophysical Characterisation of Biopharmaceuticals?

Would you like to work for a leading pharmaceutical organisation in the Cambridge area?


My client is an established and successful analytical organisation, providing contract analytical services and chemistry consultancy to a range of Pharmaceutical clients. Due to continued expansion, they are looking to hire an experienced Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceutical Characterisation to work within their state-of-the-art laboratory focussed on the biochemical, structural, and biophysical characterisation of Biopharmaceutical molecules under development.

Working as a more senior member of the team the Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceutical Characterisation will provide guidance and support to less experienced members of the team, passing on your knowledge and expertise. The laboratory is well equipped, running techniques such as DLS (Dynamic Light Scattering), HPLC (Size Exclusion, Reversed Phase, Ion Exchange, Hydrophilic interaction), Protein Chemistry (CE, CD, SDS Page), ELISAs and Amino Acid Analysis (AAA). The laboratories undertakes characterisation of proteins anti-bodies, oligonucleotides and mRNA.

The Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceutical Characterisation will have contact with clients directly, you will scope out the requirements, determine timeframes, generate data, interpret the data to provide insights, and generate quality & robust analytical reports. This will involve managing analytical projects, which may include collaboration with different teams within the business.

As a Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceutical Characterisation you will enjoy the benefit of working for a company that treats the health, safety, and wellbeing of employees as a priority. They ensure generous annual leave and provide a total wellness plan of benefits and services to support this approach for their employees.

To be considered for the Senior Scientist – Biopharmaceutical Characterisation role you will need the following skills and experience;

  • BSc / MSc/ PhD in Biochemistry/Chemistry (or related scientific discipline)
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience of Biological and Biophysical Characterisation of Biopharmaceutical molecules.
  • Expertise with techniques such as cIEF, CE-SDS, Oligonucleotides analysis , mRNA analysis techniques, ELISA/Plate based Residual impurity analysis and HPLC (SEC, RP, HIC, IEX, HILIC)
  • Experience of working in a GxP regulatory laboratory with strong understanding of GMP/GLP/GCP principles.
  • Strong method development and validation experience
  • You should also be able to demonstrate ability in training, supervising and coordinating the work of less experienced scientists.
  • Excellent communication, teamworking and organisation skills.
  • Good IT literacy skills


Please apply online or contact Neil Walton at CY Partners on 07851 246846 or [email protected]


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