CY Partners


Team Leader – Protein Sciences

Ref: 105

02 April 2024
Cambridgeshire, East of England

Team Leader – Protein Sciences


Salary: £55,000+

Location: Cambridge


Are you a passionate protein scientist with leadership experience? We're seeking a talented individual to join a leading Biotechnology Organisation in Cambridge.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead and manage a team, while also contributing to impactful drug discovery projects. You will play a pivotal role in advancing pipelines by overseeing protein production, purification, and analysis for structural and biophysical studies.


As a Team Leader – Protein Sciences, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading and managing a team of scientists, fostering innovation, and providing mentorship and training.
  • Planning and executing protein production projects for structural or biophysical analysis.
  • Developing and optimising protein expression and purification methods
  • Analysing and interpreting data, presenting findings to key stakeholders through clear and concise communication (oral and written).


To be considered for the Team Leader – Protein Sciences role you will need the following experience 

  • PhD (or BSc/MSc) in a relevant field, with experience in protein production and project management.
  • Significant experience in drug discovery within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Hands on expertise molecular biology and protein expression of proteins in different expression systems (bacterial, insect or mammalian expression).
  • Proven ability to optimise protein expression and purification workflows, utilising techniques such as affinity, ion exchange, and size exclusion chromatography.
  • A deep understating of a broad range of protein quality control techniques to ensure the integrity and functionality of the purified proteins.
  • Experience in membrane protein production, membrane protein structural analysis (X-ray crystallography or CryoEM), and recombinant antibody production is a plus.


Are you ready to take the next steps in your career and make a positive impact in the Life Sciences industry?  Don’t miss this opportunity to work with a global leader!

Please apply online or contact Umul Ahmed at CY Partners on 07706341006 or


Key words: AKTA systems, expression system, protein production, protein expression, protein purification, affinity chromatography, ion exchange, size exclusion chromatography, X-ray crystallography, protein scientist, CryoEM, transient expression, inducible vectors, BacMam system


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