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At 4D pharma, we understand that developing a new therapeutic class is challenging. We also understand that our people are our greatest resource – and we look to recruit ambitious and talented individuals from all over the world to be part of this exciting new area of medicine.

Please see our current career opportunities below:


About the Company

4D Pharma PLC is a pharmaceutical company focussed on developing therapeutics from the human gut microbiome. Live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) derived from the gut microbiome represent a new class of drugs that contain live organisms for the prevention, treatment or cure of disease.

4D Pharma is a world leader in the LBP field and currently has clinical-stage programmes in oncology, asthma & COVID-19, IBS and IBD, and a strong pipeline of pre-clinical programmes CNS disease, oncology, autoimmunity and inflammation.


Purpose of the Job

Applications are invited for the role of Senior Scientist to join the research team at 4D Pharma Research Ltd in Aberdeen (UK). The successful candidate will provide scientific expertise in assay development for drug discovery for the proprietary MicroRx platform, identifying candidate LPBs for different therapeutic areas. This is mainly focussed on defining suitable properties of LBPs in novel disease areas using appropriate in vitro and ex vivo readouts by integrating cellular, molecular, and immune endpoints to study the modulation of the host immune system and support translational development of LBPs.

The role will require proven hands-on expertise in a range of cell biological and immunological techniques, and the proven ability to translate these skills into robust and reliable data. The post-holder will have the opportunity to engage in the wider research activities of the 4D Pharma Research team, write up results in the form of reports and publications, present research outcomes at meetings, and generate intellectual property. The post holder will be expected to personally execute laboratory activities. Weekend or out-of-hours work will be required periodically, based on operational requirements.


Experience / Qualifications Required

  • PhD in immunology, oncology, or other relevant discipline, ideally with 3 years’ experience working in an industrial environment in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge background and research training in immunology and/or cellular biology as evidenced by a strong publication record
  • Hands-on experience in a variety of laboratory techniques, including, cell culture, flow cytometry and immunological phenotyping
  • Experience working with in vivo work, Personal licence ownership or willingness to acquire licence desirable
  • Planning, designing, executing, and analysing pre-clinical in vitro and ex-vivo studies in the immunological field
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organisational skills with attention to detail


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Assay development and validation for the characterisation of LBP
  • Analyse data and report results to the Team Leader and senior members of the team
  • Perform laboratory techniques and protocols according to SOPs
  • Provide scientific support to the Discovery (Host) team
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings
  • Train junior members of the team


How to apply

Please send all applications to:

Lucy Christie

4D Pharma Research Ltd

Life Sciences Innovation Building

Cornhill Road

Aberdeen

AB25 2ZS

Email hr@4dpharmaplc.com

Telephone 01224 900 460

About the Company

4D Pharma PLC is a pharmaceutical company focussed on developing therapeutics from the human gut microbiome. Live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) represent a new class of drugs that contain live bacterial strains for the prevention, treatment or cure of disease.

4D Pharma is a world leader in the LBP field and currently has clinical-stage programmes in oncology, asthma & COVID-19, IBS and IBD, and a strong pipeline of pre-clinical programmes in CNS disease, oncology, autoimmunity and inflammation.


Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will primarily provide technical assistance to the activities of the Discovery Host team at 4D Pharma Research Ltd in Aberdeen.

The primary focus of the team is to perform high-throughput screening assays investigating host-microbe interactions for the identification of new LBPs in different therapeutic areas. Proficiency in running a variety of cellular and molecular techniques are required along with independent and flexible working. The post holder will also be responsible for writing reports and SOPs, contributing to writing papers, present at internal and external meetings. Weekend or out-of-hours work will be required periodically, based on operational requirements.


Experience / Qualifications Required

  • MSc or PhD in molecular biology, biomedical sciences, or related discipline or at least 5 years’ experience
  • Proven expertise in gut biology and/or mucosal immunology
  • Competency in assay development
  • Competency with cell culture techniques
  • Competency with isolation and culture of primary cells from tissue (e.g. gut) or blood
  • Competency in a variety of molecular laboratory techniques, including qPCR or flow cytometry or imaging techniques
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of produced results
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Able to work both as a Team and independently
  • Desirable: Experience with basic microbiology techniques


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Running assay development and validation for the discovery and characterisation of LBPs, in particular where gut cells and bacteria are involved
  • Report results to the Team Leader and senior members of the team
  • Perform laboratory techniques and protocols according to SOPs
  • Contribute to expand the assay capability of the proprietary 4D Pharma MRx platform
  • Provide scientific support to the Discovery Host team
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings
  • Training of junior members of the team
  • Represent the company to international conferences
  • Able to work both independently and as a part of a team


How to apply

Please send all applications to:

Lucy Christie

4D Pharma Research Ltd

Life Sciences Innovation Building

Cornhill Road

Aberdeen

AB25 2ZS

Email hr@4dpharmaplc.com

Telephone 01224 900 460

About the Company

4D Pharma PLC is a pharmaceutical company focussed on developing therapeutics from the human gut microbiome. Live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) derived from the gut microbiome represent a new class of drugs that contain live organisms for the prevention, treatment or cure of disease.

4D Pharma is a world leader in the LBP field and currently has clinical-stage programmes in oncology, asthma & COVID-19, IBS and IBD, and a strong pipeline of pre-clinical programmes CNS disease, oncology, autoimmunity and inflammation.


Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will primarily provide technical support to the activities of the Discovery Host team at 4D Pharma Research Ltd in Aberdeen. The primary focus of the team is to investigate the mechanisms behind the host-microbe interactions of our preclinical LBP candidates.

Experience in a variety of basic cellular and molecular techniques are required along with a degree of independent and flexible working. Training for specific assays and techniques will be provided. The post-holder will also be responsible for preparing reagents and maintaining stock levels, along with sample database management. Weekend or out-of-hours work will be required periodically, based on operational requirements.


Experience / Qualifications Required

  • Higher National Certificate or BSc in molecular biology, microbiology, or other related discipline
  • Experience with cell culture techniques
  • Experience in a variety of basic immunological laboratory techniques, including nucleic acid extraction and qPCR
  • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records of produced results
  • Good organisational and communication skills


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide technical support to the Discovery Host team
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data
  • Report results to the Team Leader and senior members of the team
  • Perform laboratory techniques and protocols according to SOPs
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings
  • Work effectively under the supervision of senior team members


How to apply

Please send all applications to:

Lucy Christie

4D Pharma Research Ltd

Life Sciences Innovation Building

Cornhill Road

Aberdeen

AB25 2ZS

Email hr@4dpharmaplc.com

Telephone 01224 900 460

We always welcome applications from talented individuals even if a role is not advertised we would be keen to hear from you. Please send your CV to hr@4dpharmaplc.com

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