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Senior Research Scientist

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time

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We are currently looking for a Senior Research Scientist to join a leading clinical stage Biotherapeutics company focused on microbiome research, based in the Cambridge area. As the Senior Research Scientist you will be responsible for developing molecular and microbiology assays for the characterisation of pre-clinical novel bacterial therapeutics.

This position would suit an experienced molecular microbiologist, keen to develop their career and work on life-changing, new innovative research.


Your duties as the Senior Research Scientist will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. As the Senior Research Scientist, you will be responsible the development and optimisation of microbiological and molecular assays.

2. You will perform an assay validation, whilst abiding by cGMP regulations for use within early stage clinical trials.

3. Your duty as the Senior Research Scientist will include supporting the tech transfer of assays to CROs and CDMOs where required.

4. You will provide suitable guidance and training to junior research staff members.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Senior Research Scientist we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant PhD degree in a life science discipline such as Microbiology, Biomedical Science or Biotechnology.

2. Proven industry or post-doctoral experience covering analytical method development and validation within drug development, such as PCR assays including qPCR.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with the characterisation of novel bacteria's within a GLP or cGMP environment.

Key Words: Microbiology / Molecular Biology / Novel Bacteria / Cambridge / cGMP / GLP / Senior Research Scientist / Research and Development / pre-clinical / Clinical trial / Laboratory / Biotherapeutics / Therapeutics / Microbiome / PCR / qPCR

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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0203 910 2980
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