Laboratory Research Scientist  - Peptide Chemist

Laboratory Research Scientist - Peptide Chemist

The Francis Crick Institute

London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job title: Peptide Chemist – Laboratory Research Scientist

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract: Full time, fixed-term (12 months)

Salary: From £27000 per annum with benefits, subject to skills and experiences

Vacancy ID: 9305


Short summary

The main purpose of the Laboratory Research Scientist (Fixed Term) role in the Peptide Chemistry STP is to support this very busy STP in performing peptide synthesis (both using automated equipment and manually) and purification to generate peptides for experiments performed by scientists at the Crick. You will work as part of a team, working with other team members to get the work done as effectively as possible. A BSc in Chemistry or equivalent experience and experience in handling of hazardous chemicals is essential.


The Peptide Chemistry STP comprises of chemists performing synthesis using both solid phase and solution phase chemistry. We produce molecules which are analysed and purified by a variety of methods including mass spectrometry, NMR, reverse phase and normal phase chromatography. We supply molecules, expertise and training to help our colleagues answer their research questions. The STP is led by Nicola O’Reilly.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 13 December 2018 at 23:30.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Key words

  • Central London / London
  • Camden / St Pancras / Kings Cross
  • Chemist
  • Experience in peptide chemistry
  • Science Technology Platform

Please apply via recruiter’s website.