We are seeking a self-motivated, and highly detail-oriented research scientist with a proven background in protein expression, purification (ideally antibodies), and protein biochemistry / biophysics to join our pre-clinical development team.The successful candidate will work in the preclinical development team, and will contribute to the day-to-day smooth running and continued development of protein purification, quality control and developability assessments of pre-clinical candidate monoclonal antibodies. The work will be varied depending on the demands of on-going projects and deadlines. The candidate will participate in implementing a new technology to enhance existing platforms for biochemical and/or biophysical characterisation.Essential skills• Ph. D. in a relevant area (e.g. protein chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology).• Extensive hands-on experience in protein purification, ideally AKTA systems.• Worked in a biotech or a pharmaceutical company in a drug discovery R&D capacity for at least 1 year.• Sufficient hands-on experience in at least 2 of protein characterisation methods, eg. SDS-PAGE, HPLC, SPR, IEF, ELISA, protein stability assays and/or MS.• Ability to evaluate and implement new technologies.• Proactive attitude and drive.• Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.• Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.• Organised and good time management.Desirable skills and knowledge• Worked in a drug discovery R&D capacity, preferably for more than 5 years.• Knowledge of drug discovery process• Basic understanding of cell culture and sterile techniques• Experience in mammalian expression systems• Experience in purification of proteins in ‘endo-toxin low’ environment• Molecular biology techniquesTerms and benefitsThis is full-time role with a competitive salary in line with experience and other benefits such as company share options, private pension plan and health insurance.