Join a growing protein engineering, R&D and manufacture company based on the Science Park, Cambridge, UK

At Qkine we are re-defining industry standards for growth factor and cytokine biochemical quality to enable our customers to more reproducibly and cost-effectively scale their stem cell, organoid and regenerative medicine applications. We do this by using proprietary technology to manufacture the highest purity, animal-free growth factors and use innovative protein engineering techniques to create novel forms of key growth factors to tackle fundamental biological and scalability challenges, which are holding back the industry. We have already attracted a loyal customer following from both leading biotech and pharmaceutical organisations, as well as world-class academic institutions, and have successfully completed a significant series A investment round, which will enable the next phase of our growth, including the roll out of full commercial operations across East Asia, the US and Europe. We are now building our team to enable this rapid scale-up and are seeking experienced leaders to nurture our talented team who are making a critical difference to science worldwide.

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Group Leader, Protein Development and Manufacture

Protein Scientist, R&D

Group Leader, Protein Development and Manufacture

Location: Cambridge Science Park, Cambridge, UK.

Full time or part time of at least 20 hours over at least three days considered, as is some homeworking

We are looking for a leader for our team responsible for protein manufacture and protein production process optimisation. We want to hear from people who can drive our growth by providing scientific leadership, project management and delivery of our manufacture scale-up and process development. You will lead the establishment of new manufacturing laboratories and develop robust processes while championing the integration of principles of quality management systems and continuous improvement. You will also input to Qkine’s strategy.

You will have:
• PhD or equivalent research or industry experience
• Strong people leadership and nurturing skills
• Demonstrable experience of managing stakeholders and delivering projects in a busy protein production laboratory environment
• Strong biochemistry background with broad knowledge and awareness in the field of protein expression, protein chemistry, protein engineering and purification
• Deep technical knowledge and experience in protein expression and purification technologies and process scale-up, which enables you to innovate and achieve continuous improvement

We believe in nurturing our team, empowering individuals and working flexibly. We do this while exceeding the expectations of our customers and collaborators with a continual focus on delivering the best service and information.

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a flexible benefits package and share option scheme.

How to apply:
Please send a two-page CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you are a great fit for the role and would like to join our team. Please send as a single PDF file to

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Please contact Catherine Elton with informal enquiries (
Qkine is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive, supportive and flexible working environment.

Qkine is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive, supportive and flexible working environment.

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