We have a new two-year fixed-term research role based in at our
Cambridge site. This role is part of the EU H2020 BIORECOVER
Project (https://biorecover.eu), which aims to develop sustainable
bio-based methods to recover a range of critical raw materials. The
project involves several external and internal partners, with
Johnson Matthey Biotechnology in Cambridge aiming to develop
protein and peptides for selective binding of Magnesium (Mg) and
In this role, you will be working in a cross-disciplinary team
with molecular biologists, computational biologists, data
scientists and specialised biocatalysis researchers in Cambridge.
You will also collaborate with colleagues in the JM Technology
Centre, Sonning and external partners who are part of
You will be expected to work both autonomously and
collaboratively to develop novel Mg and Pt-binding proteins and
peptides, as well a metal-recovery process using these new tools.
This is an exciting project and fantastic opportunity.
Ensuring compliance with EHS standards in line with the JM
safety culture and actively identifying opportunities for continual
Independently design, plan and execute experiments that support
research activities and project goals within the BIORECOVER
To evaluate and deploy new assay methodologies for the fast and
reliable binding of Mg and Pt.
To report results and coordinate experiments with other
To be proficient in the use of high throughput equipment (colony
picker, UHPLCs, GCs) in order to handle 96-well plate formats in an
To assist and help with ongoing new research activities within
the Biotechnology mandate.
Are you the ideal candidate?
A degree level qualification in biology, chemistry, or related
scientific field with a post-graduate qualification an
Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience in protein chemistry
and/or metal chemistry, particularly protein engineering,
characterisation of metal-binding or metalloproteins, and relevant
Attention to detail with a focus on quality
Excellent analytical and verbal/written reporting skills
Highly motivated and goal-orientated with a strong team working
ethic, with a willingness to share information freely
Proven project-management skills with the ability to manage and
prioritise activities effectively
Stringent attitude to EHS and working safely
How to apply:
Internal applicants should advise their line manager before
applying. If you have the necessary skills and experience to join
our team and you wish to apply, please see MyJM. For more
information please contact email@example.com
We will reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. Closing date
for applications is 28 September 2020.
Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and
positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and
eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age,
sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or
maternity, religion or belief.