R&D Scientist / Biochemist (Enzyme discovery and development)

29 Nov 2018
12 Dec 2018
Bluetown Online
Process / Chemical
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: R&D Scientist (Enzyme discovery and development)

Location: Nantgarw, Cardiff

Salary: Competitive Salary (dependent on experience) + bonus + substantial benefits

Job type: Permanent, Full time

Closing date: 09:00 noon Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The company is a customised enzyme discovery, development and manufacturing company based in the UK, with a subsidiary in Illinois, USA. They work with their customers, many of which are the top blue-chip food companies, to provide unique enzyme solutions that will help them solve process problems, valorise waste, facilitate a biochemical reaction and deliver competitive advantage through innovation.

The Role:

The company is seeking a highly motivated and driven R&D Scientist to join the talented Technical Team. This challenging role offers a unique opportunity to be an expert in developing their technical capabilities to include bioinformatics, molecular cloning, metagenomics, enzyme discovery and fermentation process optimisation.

The Candidate:

To be successful you will have either a Masters or PhD in microbiology, biochemistry, biochemical engineering or a similar discipline together with extensive practical (laboratory) experience in the following subjects: DNA/protein sequence analysis and manipulation using bioinformatics, molecular cloning, microbiology, and microbial strain development. You will also have a keen interest and experience writing programme code for practical applications. Experience in design and completion of microbial fermentations would be advantageous.

You will have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills; alongside the capacity to analyse situations, diagnose problems and produce logical, practical and cost-effective solutions. You will have a questioning approach to your work, the ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively within a small team. The ability to lead a small team would be a distinct advantage in this role.


* Group Personal Pension Scheme
* Medical Care
* Life Cover (Death in Service Benefit)
* Quality Working Environment
* Free parking for all employees
* Employee Discount Scheme

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Innovation Scientist, Research and Development, R&D, Chemist, Biochemist, Biochemistry Engineer, Science PhD, Medical Graduate, Microbiology, DNA Scientist, DNA Research, Biochemical Engineer, Research Scientist, Enzyme Research, Protein Biochemist, Bioinformatics Scientist, Molecular Biology may also be considered for this role.