Senior Scientist - Characterisation

Lignum Recruitment
11 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Lignum are looking for a senior characterisation scientist to work within a multinational biotechnology company!

In this role they will be responsible for the planning and execution of analytical testing on therapeutic proteins to support product characterisation and biocompatibility studies for our customers, contributing to their drug development lifecycle and getting lifesaving medicines to market.


Providing direct laboratory analytical support for product characterisation services that are required for the manufacture and development of antibodies and other recombinant proteins.

The execution of multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring work planned and scheduled appropriately and delivered to agreed timelines and quality standards.

Provide scientific mentoring and training to develop others and promote good scientific practice

Collate, analyse and evaluate data from work/study programs

Review and critique reports to prepare them for final review

Maintenance of analytical equipment, technologies and/or systems required to support product characterisation

Preparation and delivery of presentations, protocols, reports and SOPs with first time quality

Liaise with customers and support customer audits and regulatory inspections


Hands-on experience in performing LC-MS based methods for protein characterisation e.g. peptide mapping, intact mass analysis, oligosaccharide profiling

An understanding of protein chemistry gained from a minimum of a BSc in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field and experience working in a laboratory environment

A proven track record of delivering projects/studies on time to a high standard

Excellent communication and organisational skills

Enjoy working in a fast paced and challenging environment with a high level of enthusiasm and motivation.


Familiarity with methods and instruments used for protein characterisation such as icIEF, CGE, HPLC (SEC, RP, HIC, IEX, HILIC), FTIR, SEC-MALS and/or Western blottin