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Biochemist

Company: Johnson Matthey
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

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 Platinum (Pt).

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 BIORECOVER.

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.

Key responsibilities

Ensuring compliance with EHS standards in line with the JM safety culture and actively identifying opportunities for continual EHS improvements

Independently design, plan and execute experiments that support research activities and project goals within the BIORECOVER Project

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 BIORECOVER partners

To be proficient in the use of high throughput equipment (colony picker, UHPLCs, GCs) in order to handle 96-well plate formats in an automated fashion.

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 advantage

Excellent knowledge and hands-on experience in protein chemistry and/or metal chemistry, particularly protein engineering, characterisation of metal-binding or metalloproteins, and relevant assays,

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 ukrecruit@matthey.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.

Keywords: Johnson Matthey, Cambridge , Biochemist, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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