AB SS XRAY Oct 18 - Senior Crystallography Scientists

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Posted: 05/10/2018 14:37
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive
Location: Abingdon
Level: Administrative
Deadline: 02/11/2018 23:59
Hours: 40.00
Benefits: Standard
Job Type: Full Time, Temporary

Evotec is a leader in the discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs with operational sites in Europe and the US. The Company has built substantial drug discovery expertise and an industrialised platform that can drive new innovative small molecule compounds into the clinic. In addition, Evotec has built a deep internal knowledge base in the treatment of diseases related to anti-infective, neuroscience, pain, oncology, inflammation and metabolic diseases. Leveraging these skills and expertise the Company intends to develop best-in-class differentiated therapeutics and deliver superior science-driven discovery alliances with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals for our Abingdon site to work as a

Senior Scientist, Structural Biology, X-Ray Crystallography (2 x 12-month temporary contract)

Evotec (UK) Ltd is currently seeking to add to our Structural Biology Department.  The group works closely with our Discovery Chemistry Department and with clients to develop novel small molecule drugs.  The group is at the forefront of new science and technology, and is seeking to expand as business needs grow.  Our site is located less than 4 miles from Diamond Light Source and eBIC national facilities for access to synchrotron radiation and Cryo Electron Microscopy respectively to support our high-end analysis of samples.

The position is initially temporary, for 12 months duration, but may become permanent dependant on business need.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise in X-ray crystallography from crystal preparation and handling, data collection through to analysis of structures
  • Experience in gene design and protein purification
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, cooperative and reliable
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques, and understanding of the science underlying the techniques and experiments
  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment
  • The ability to adapt to changing demands whilst operating under pressure to deadlines
  • The ability to work accurately and with attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with other scientific staff
  • The ability to work well independently, and as part of a team
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain excellent laboratory records
  • Computer proficiency

Responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting a project team by conducting experiments with defined, agreed objectives and timelines
  • Contributing to the design, execution and interpretation of experiments in a project team to accomplish project goals
  • Adapting scientific knowledge to resolve problems encountered in achieving defined goals with assistance from line manager or other team members to meet internal and project deadlines
  • Preparing reports of findings, presenting data, and collaborating with other scientists at Evotec
  • Presenting own work at project technical meetings, and department technical meetings when required
  • Demonstrating full command of all techniques and tools required for assigned responsibilities within the given project
  • Ensuring safe working practices of themselves and any direct reports
  • Complying fully with the company safety policy (including COPs and SOPs) when performing experiments
  • Reading scientific literature relevant to the project
  • Adhering to Lab Notebook guidelines regarding accurate documentation of lab experiments

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Membrane protein expertise
  • Cryo-Electron Microscopy sample preparation and data analysis
  • Fragment based drug discovery

Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Structural Biology, Biochemistry or related area


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