NanOptima - Scientist

Job Title:
Technical roles
Closing Date:

An opportunity has arisen to join a rapidly-expanding start-up developing the next-generation of biopharmaceutical drug delivery technologies.

Established in 2016, NanOptima Ltd. is based at the Alderley Park Accelerator, Cheshire Alderley Park is the UK’s largest single site science campus:

The role holder will be a core team member at NanOptima and will play a vital role in supporting the design and development of revolutionary treatments that will improve the standard of care in retinal diseases.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide scientific and technical expertise that help progress NanOptima’s business objectives
  • Support the design and development of NanOptima’s products
  • Critically analyse and use initiative to solve problems and trouble shoot with the assistance of other members of the team
  • Progress experimental work focussed on NanOptima’s scientific goals
  • Maintain accurate and detailed laboratory records and documentation to the highest standards
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of all relevant scientific literature and developments
  • Contribute to the wider running of the laboratory ensuring the highest standards are maintained
  • Work safely and responsibility adhering to all rules and procedures

Scientific & Technical Knowledge:

  • Masters degree or equivalent experience in life sciences, materials science, chemistry or a related scientific discipline
  • Practical laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting (6 months minimum)
  • Hands on experience with bioanalytical/analytical techniques is desirable such as:
  • Biologics assay development, optimisation and qualification
  • Electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, IEF)
  • Chromatography (SEC, RP-HPLC, AEX, HILIC)
  • Immunoassays (ELISA, Potency, HCP)
  • Knowledge of related scientific disciplines
  • Develops scientific objectives where appropriate

Wider Skills & Capabilities:

  • Excellent teamworking and communication skills
  • Able to work independently where required
  • Flexible, adaptable and resourceful
  • Effectively manages own time against project priorities
  • Acts with urgency and takes smart risks to drive progress forward
  • Sets high standards for self and others

Closing date: 31st October 2021

Interviews scheduled for 1st - 9th November 2021

Please send CV and covering letter to

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