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Applications Scientist – Structural Biology

Job Title: Applications Scientist – Structural Biology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary: C £45,000
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Simon Claessens
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 08, 2019 18:01

Job Description

Applications Scientist – Structural Biology


Salary Circa £45k


We are recruiting for an Applications Scientist on a permanent basis to work in the Cambridge area.

Our client is a global supplier of innovative products for accelerating drug development, combining the best science with first-rate engineering. We design and manufacture a wide range of liquid dispensing equipment, sample management systems and fluorescence detection instruments.

What you’ll do

This role will be involved in helping to shape the development and delivery of a range of new products as a key member of the Structural Biology team.  You will be advising on the possible direction of further development as a product expert and preparing and presenting written material for marketing, such as posters and applications notes.


You will be responsible for engaging with early customers to provide applications advice, supporting the sales team with Structural Biology product demonstrations, understanding product requirements through collaboration with structural biology customers.

In addition, you will be planning and running experiments, analysing results and preparing summary reports and managing placements with customer development partners, including training, analysis and interpretation of customer data and providing feedback on the customer experience;


You will be heavily involved throughout the product lifecycle, you will be working as a member of a multidisciplinary project team, with increasing product management responsibilities. Foreign travel will be required, visiting customers and attending demonstrations and exhibitions.

Your background

You will hold a 1st or 2:1 degree in a biological science, a PhD qualification in a relevant field is strongly preferred, although equivalent experience will be considered coupled with at least 2 years’ experience in a structural biology commercial role or similar research environment.

It is essential to have a good understanding of protein crystallisation and protein structure with previous wet laboratory experience and investigative/analytical skills and solid practical understanding of both single particle Cryo-EM/protein crystallography and current trends in determining protein structures.


the salary on offer is flexible with the expected range circa£45,000

On this occasion LiCa Scientific is acting as an employment agency.