Research Scientist - Small Molecule Inhibitors

Job Ref: J31228
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Biotech/Life Sciences, Chemicals
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 20 June 2019
  • Bracknell, Berkshire, England, UK Jealott's Hill Research Centre Bracknell Berkshire UK RG42 6EY
  • £15.11 - £20.11 per Hour
  • Tolu Kuforiji
  • 01618682248

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Job Title: Research Scientist

Location: Bracknell, Berkshire

Contract: 2 Years

Pay Rate: £15.11 to £20.11 an hour (circa £28,000 to £37,500 per annum)

SRG is working with a global agrochemical company using innovative technologies for the production of a range of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.

They are currently seeking a Research Scientist to join their Fungicide Bioscience department to provide mode of action and uptake/metabolism data to support ongoing fungicide research projects.


  • Support metabolism assays using aseptic technique to grow fungi in liquid culture then using LC-MS to follow metabolism in cultures.
  • Conduct experiments to establish how compounds/small molecules/fungicides interact with proteins, measuring the potency of the protein of interest.
  • Perform biochemical assays to produce high-quality data.
  • Develop new methods to measure the activity of proteins of interest or to understand metabolism of fungicides.


  • Hold a degree in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences or a relevant scientific subject.
  • Experience of aseptic technique growing bacteria or yeast cells.
  • Expertise in small-molecule inhibition assays, testing compounds and how they inhibit proteins. Experience with metabolism or compound enzyme assays is ideal
  • Have postgraduate experience of in a laboratory. Pharmaceutical experience is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques such as LC-MS for observing small molecules/metabolites in cell cultures.

Additional benefits include large grounds with on-site fitness facilities and generous holiday allowance (31.5 days annually).

Apply online or get in touch with Tolu Kuforiji today on 0161 868 2248 for more information.

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