Principal Scientist - Biophysical Characterisation

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Dependent on experience
Closing date
16 Jul 2022

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Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently looking for a Principal Scientist with experience of Biophysical Characterisation to join a growing life sciences company based in the Edinburgh area. As the Principal Scientist - Biophysical Characterisation you will be responsible for contributing significantly to the scientific direction of the company as we continue to build the biophysical operations.

The role of Principal Scientist requires a strong communicator, who is an innovative and strategic thinker and who will relish combining aspects of leadership, project management, R&D and business development. This role requires in-depth knowledge and skills in various biophysical characterisation techniques including but not limited to SPR, GCI, ITC, and DSC.


Your duties as the Principal Scientist - Biophysical Characterisation will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Primary point of contact for the Biophysical team, providing scientific oversight, delivering guidance on experimental design, through to technical delivery where required. Leadership role in terms of group project planning, coordination and resource management.

2. Scientific point of contact for ongoing client relationships.

3. Line management of scientific staff and teams is an essential part of the role.

4. Delegation of project tasks across the team to ensure accurate and timely delivery of client data and reports. Actively interrogating scientific literature to understand relevant technical protocols and advances as necessary for driving forward bespoke client projects.

5. Ensuring accurate record keeping of all experimental work in the team, from initial protocol development, accurate lab notes, through to write up of results, report production, and archiving.

6. Implementing quality control steps to ensure projects are conducted and delivered according to the standards expected, developing new or updating SOPs as required.

7. Reviewing and undertaking risk assessment of client projects and working with the team, and Senior management, to develop risk mitigation strategies and contingencies.

8. Taking an active role in nurturing new, and expanding existing, client relationships. Presenting the company's biophysical capabilities in an authoritative and engaging manner, in face-to-face meetings and by teleconferencing. Attending scientific and trade conferences to deliver oral presentations and posters and to assist in fielding enquiries to capture new commercial opportunities.


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

1. PhD in relevant subject area would be preferred, plus extensive experience working in CRO/pharma/biotech setting.

2. You will provide evidence of strong conceptual understanding of biophysical characterisation techniques.

3. A leader who can facilitate the development of new methodologies and techniques based on client demand and analysis of the competitive landscape.

Key Words: Biophysical characterisation, life sciences, drug development, Edinburgh

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
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