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Senior Scientist

Analytical Chemistry

We are looking for an analytical chemist to help us identify novel compounds with commercial potential from our novel microbial isolates. 


In this role, you will join our compound discovery team to aid in the screening of our microbial libraries and the identification of novel bioactive compounds.


The compound discovery team oversees the identification of compounds from our library of microbial isolates. The diverse team currently consists of five scientists who work closely with the microbial generation team.


Together we have a range of structural and biophysical approaches alongside in-house analytical techniques such as mass spectrometry and HPLC techniques to determine the compounds isolated from our extensive library of microbes.


We are a team using a range of capabilities to characterise and identify novel antibiotic compounds from our expanding microbial library.


  • Optimisation and development of current platforms for active hit identification through to compound isolation

  • Establish low throughput screening protocols for optimising hit validation, involving sample preparation and solvent extraction methods

  • Investigate specific microbial species for screening bioactive production and optimise media for enhancing bioproduction. 

You should have: 

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

  • Experience in natural product characterisation, HPLC and Mass Spectrometry

  • Data-driven mindset and able to work with large sets of data

  • Collaborative drive with an ability to learn and adapt 

It would be great if you had:  

  • Good background in microbiology, particularly bacterial culturing

  • Experience in metabolomics of bacterial samples

Benefits include:

  • Competitive starting salary

  • Brand new, modern labs in Central London with dedicated office space, large balconies and 360’ views of the London skyline

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

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

  • Weekly team activities including running, climbing, and socials on Fridays

  • Complimentary breakfast, fruit, tea, coffee, snacks, drinks,...

  • Access to 1000s of training courses through Udemy, with an allowance for both personal development and work-related training

  • Opportunity to use your skills to help shape our innovative platform

Are you interested in joining us?

Send us your CV and an introductory paragraph using the link below