NMR Scientist

Expiring today

Belfast City Centre, Belfast (GB)
25 Sep 2019
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

NMR Scientist
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: TBC
Ref No: HRJOB5117
Business Unit: Almac Discovery
Location: Belfast
Open To: Internal and external candidates may apply

The Company
Almac Discovery is a research driven drug discovery company dedicated to the development of novel and innovative approaches to the treatment of diseases of unmet need (including oncology and CNS), by applying a target class approach. The Almac Discovery business model is to develop preclinical stage assets which are then licenced to pharmaceutical partners for further development. We also look to collaborate with partners to apply our medicinal chemistry and translational biology expertise to targets of mutual interest. Key research themes include deubiquitinase enzymes and protein drug conjugates.

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.
Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 

Let’s be exceptional together

The Role
Working as part of the Almac Discovery drug discovery team based in Belfast, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the application and development of state-of-the-art NMR techniques for fragment screening and biophysical characterisation of proteins of therapeutic interest to Almac Discovery.
This is a significant opportunity to play a central role in the further development of Almac Discovery as an innovative and successful biotechnology company. The successful candidate will work in state-of-the-art facilities within the vibrant and expanding Queen’s University Life-Science campus. Preference will be given to a highly motivated individual who will thrive in a collaborative research and development environment. The candidate must demonstrate outstanding analytical and strategic thinking in addition to driving scientific excellence.

Essential Criteria

  • Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Significant relevant experience to include hands on experience in the use of relevant NMR techniques
  • Experience of troubleshooting NMR instruments

Desirable Criteria
(The following criteria may be applied if a large pool of applicants exist)

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Previous NMR experience within industry (i.e. pharmaceuticals/biotech)

Additional essential and desirable criteria are outlined in the job description and person specification attached to the online job posting


  • Competitive salary
  • Family friendly flexible working
  • Learning and development opportunities and support
  • Health promotions
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Long service awards
  • 34 days annual leave allowance
  • Marriage leave
  • Westfield healthcare benefit
  • Moving house leave
  • Perks discount scheme
  • Paid medical appointments
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Death in service benefit
  • Critical illness policy 

(Full detail including eligibility criteria is outlined in the company handbook)

To Apply
Please complete the online application at www.almacgroup.com/careers and email your CV here
Closing Date
23rd October 2019 at 17.00 hours

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