Research Associate: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Isomerase Therapeutics is a drug discovery and development company based in Cambridge, UK, with particular expertise in the discovery and development of optimised microbial and fungal natural products.
 As a key member of the scientific team in a thriving biotech company, you will play an important role in developing the next generation of natural product-based therapeutics. Your duties will include carrying out synthetic biology techniques, small scale bacterial/fungal fermentations and analysis of secondary metabolite production.

You should possess a relevant science degree, and have worked in a laboratory environment. Practical experience of standard molecular/synthetic biology techniques is essential. An understanding of the uses of natural products as leads for drug discovery programs and previous experience with biosynthetic engineering, fermentation optimisation and culturing of fungus and/or actinomycetes would be advantageous. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and reporting skills, be comfortable working as part of a team and should be keen to develop new techniques and methodologies.

We offer a competitive salary and a highly stimulating working environment. If you are interested in working to shape the future of a young and dynamic company and believe you have the skills and enthusiasm required then please forward a CV with a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Entitlement to work in the UK is essential. No recruitment agencies, please.

Closing date 28th July 2017


No recruitment agencies, please.