Scientist - Biophysicist

England, London
£37000 - £45000 per annum
11 Jun 2021
07 Jul 2021
Terri Brand
R & D
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Hobson Prior have an amazing permanent position within a leading pharmaceutical organisation who are committed to providing life-changing therapies that can be developed for use in health services throughout the world. Our client is looking for a Scientist - Biophysicist to join them on a permanent basis in London.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will work in a matrix-team environment contribute biophysical expertise and influence the design and planning of laboratory work.
  • Plan, write and execute scientific protocols, maintain accurate records, and manage data in line with company policies.
  • Undertake laboratory and computer-based development activities at London Guy's and support innovation work at the MIC in Braintree and MC in Stevenage across a range of projects.
  • Laboratory-based activities are not limited to the application of analytical techniques for biophysical characterization of systems of interest.
  • Collaboration with process and analytical development scientists within academic and industrial settings.

Key Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced matrix-team environment, maintaining a high standard of work.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately with a strong focus on attention to detail with limited supervision.
  • High degree of motivation, problem solving skills and innovative thinking.
  • Takes initiative when required but keeps others informed of decisions.


  • Wide-ranging knowledge of thermodynamics and kinetics in biophysical systems.
  • Excellent Knowledge of experimental methodologies for biophysical characterization.
  • Educated in a PhD or MSc with at least 3 years industrial experience.
  • Extensive experience in biophysics/physical chemistry.
  • Previous experience in the application of physical theory and mathematical approaches to understand nanoscale and/or biophysical systems.
  • Previous experience of the application of experimental methodologies for characterization of nanoscale and biophysical systems and their interactions.
  • Extensive knowledge of intermolecular and surface forces, interactions and in particular their role in nanoscale biological systems.
  • Knowledge of biochemistry.
  • A demonstrated interest in complex systems.
  • Good programming skills in a language such as Python, C++, C, Matlab or R.
  • Working knowledge of machine learning approaches.

Apply now:

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