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Cell Culture Scientist – Peak Proteins

We are looking for a cell scientist to be part of our rapidly growing team involved in the generation of recombinant proteins for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

Peak Proteins is a vibrant contract research organisation (CRO) that is now part of Sygnature Discovery, and provides research services to clients globally. These services include the engineering of tailored proteins for a variety of different end-uses such as biochemical screening, biophysics, diagnostics and biologics drug discovery. In addition, we perform protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography and provide a protein mass spectrometry service. Our passion is to provide clients with the protein related tools and information they need to successfully progress their projects.

Essential to almost all the work we undertake is the ability to express proteins in a number of different cell hosts which include transient mammalian systems, baculovirus/insect cells and E.coli.

To be considered, you must have cell culture experience and ideally you will have worked with a number of protein expression systems and be able to use them at different scales and complexity to adapt to rapidly changing demands.. This position will primarily involve expression of proteins in eukaryotic hosts. You must have a degree in a life science and good knowledge of cell culture in general.

You must have enthusiasm for lab work, demonstrating care and attention to detail when planning and performing experiments and be able to critically analyse your data to come up with creative solutions to problems when they arise. The ability to work independently, but also flexibility as part of the team to ensure we meet customer needs, is highly valued and essential for this position. Salary is negotiable and dependent on knowledge and experience of the candidate.

Peak Proteins has recently moved to purpose-built laboratories and offices at Tytherington Business Park in Macclesfield; not far from the heart of Manchester and with easy access to the Peak District, Snowdonia and Lake District national parks.

If you are interested please send your CV and a covering letter to or visit to find out more. Closing date is 8th July 2022.

Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

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