Come and join us!

We are looking for a bacterial metabolomics scientist to come help us identify compounds with potential commercial and societal value from newly identified bacterial species.

We are a multi-disciplinary team that bring skills in many areas from across the world. We are funded by some of the biggest biotech angels in Europe including Peder Holk Nielsen (Former CEO of Novozymes), Jonathan Milner (Founder of Abcam), Claudio Costamagna (Former CEO of Goldman Sachs Europe) and Hugh Grant (last CEO of Monsanto).

In this role you will join our R&D compound discovery team for the identification of novel compounds from previously unculturable bacteria and support our vision to discover solutions to global issues including the discovery of new antibiotics against resistant bacteria.


You should have:

  • An analytical background with a PhD in chemistry, life sciences, or related field 

  • Strong background in HPLC, and LC-MS based metabolomics 

  • Highly motivated and creative individual with an ability to learn and adapt

  • Collaborative drive and good team ethic

Ideal experience:

  • Bacterial metabolomic profiling

  • Transcriptomics sample preparation and analysis

  • Chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, and related sample preparation

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a pipeline for metabolomic profiling of our bacterial library 

  • Optimising our workflow for untargeted novel antibiotic discovery

Benefits include:

  • Competitive starting salary

  • New lab and office space in central London

  • 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays

  • Regular team socials on our 5th floor balcony and beyond

  • Diverse team of colleagues (check out our team page to meet us)

  • Opportunity to shape an innovative new company as we grow

We recognise that a diverse team helps Bactobio to be more innovative and produce better results which will ultimately ensure our success.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on gender, race, colour, religion or belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.