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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:

Purpose of the job

We have an excellent opportunity for a personal assistant to join the team. The successful candidate will provide PA support to the Research Director primarily but will also work with the Programme Manager and Group HR Manager. The PA will act as a first point of contact for the RD, manage their diary, and deal with email correspondence and phone calls. The successful candidate will also book travel, organise events and meetings, manage mailboxes, file expenses, and liaise with internal and external individuals.

Experience / qualifications required

  • 3+ years of PA experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Discretion and trustworthiness is essential
  • Good knowledge of standard office software

Key areas of responsibility

  • Act as first point of contact for the Research Director
  • Manage diaries, organise meetings and appointments
  • Book travel and accommodation
  • Liase with internal and external individuals
  • Various other administrative duties

How to apply

Please send all applications, including a CV and covering letter to hr@4dpharmaplc.com

Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will provide technical support to the activities of the Microbiology (Isolation) Group in 4D Pharma Research Ltd. The candidate will be responsible for supporting the team in performing characterisation of bacteria, as well as preparing cultures for screening assays and preclinical studies. Previous practical experience in Microbiology and excellent aseptic technique are essential. Full training will be provided.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • This position has a minimum requirement of a HND in microbiology, biochemistry, biology, or biomedical sciences or relevant experience
  • Competency in a variety of microbiological laboratory techniques
  • Experience with bacterial culturing techniques, including strict anaerobes would be advantageous
  • Ability to follow SOPs and an accurate way of working in the laboratory
  • Excellent organisational skills and accurate record keeping, attention to detail

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provide technical support to the 4D Pharma Isolation team
  • Perform microbiological laboratory techniques and protocols
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings
  • Out of hours work when require

How to Apply

Please send all applications including a CV and covering letter to hr@4dpharmaplc.com.

Purpose of the Job


The successful candidate will primarily provide technical assistance to the activities of the Discovery II 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. Proficiency in running a variety of cellular and molecular techniques is 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 assisting with sample database management and writing reports and SOPs.


Experience / Qualifications Required


  • Degree or Higher National Certificate in molecular biology, biomedical sciences, or other science-related discipline (preferably at MSc level) or at least 3 years experience working in an industrial environment in a similar role
  • Competency in cell culture techniques, including isolation and culture of primary cells from tissue samples (e.g. gut, spleen) and human specimens
  • Competency in immunological techniques (e.g. flow cytometry, ELISA, Bead Arrays)
  • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records of produced results
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Experience with basic microbiology techniques would be desirable

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Running cell-based assays
  • Report results to the Team Leader and senior members of the team
  • Perform laboratory techniques and protocols according to SOPs
  • Provide technical assistance to the Discovery II (Host) team
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings
  • Work effectively as part of a team as well as independently under minimal supervision from senior team members

How to Apply


Please send all applications including a CV and covering letter to hr@4dpharmaplc.com.

Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will primarily provide technical assistance to the activities of the Discovery I 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.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • PhD Degree or Higher National Certificate in molecular biology, biomedical sciences, or other science-related discipline or at least 5 years experience working in an industrial environment in a similar role
  • 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 MicroRx platform
  • Provide scientific support to the Discovery I (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 at international conferences

How to Apply

Please send all applications including a CV and covering letter to hr@4dpharmaplc.com.

Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will primarily provide scientific expertise to the activities of the Discovery II 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. Proficiency in running a variety of cellular and molecular techniques is 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.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • PhD Degree or Higher National Certificate in molecular biology, biomedical sciences, or other science-related discipline or at least 5 years experience working in an industrial environment in a similar role
  • Proven expertise in immunology
  • Competency in designing and developing cell-based assays to investigate the MoA of LBP candidates
  • Competency with isolation and culture of primary cells from tissue samples (e.g. gut, spleen, lymph nodes) or human samples (e.g. blood)
  • Proven expertise in single-cell analysis techniques (e.g. multiparameter flow cytometry)
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of produced results
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work both within a team and independently
  • Experience with basic microbiology techniques is desirable

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Run assay development and validation for the characterisation of LBPs
  • 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 II (Host) team
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings
  • Train junior members of the team
  • Represent the company at international conferences

How to Apply

Please send all applications including a CV and covering letter to hr@4dpharmaplc.com.

Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will primarily provide technical support to the activities of the Discovery II 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.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • BSc Degree or Higher National Certificate in molecular biology, microbiology, biomedical sciences, or other science-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 II (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 including a CV and covering letter to hr@4dpharmaplc.com.

Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will perform testing required to support the core research and development program of the Discovery I Micro team at 4D Pharma Research in Aberdeen. The primary focus of the Discovery 1 Micro team is to carry out high-throughput and secondary screening of 4D Pharma’s strain library to identify candidate LBPs capable of modulating host-microbe interactions. The Senior Microbiologist is required to make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks/documentation and ensure all documentation fulfils generally accepted professional/industry standards. The senior scientist will be expected to propose new screening strategies and introduce and validate new screening approaches/methods ensuring they are current and compliant with industry standards and regulations. Requirements also include maintaining a thorough understanding of 4D Pharma’s services, technical principles and applications. Proficiency in running a variety of assays 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 and present findings at internal and external meetings.

Essential Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree in Microbiology with expertise in human gut biology or immunology.
  • At least 5 years of post doc experience or 5 years’ experience working in an industrial en­vironment in a similar role.

Essential experience:

  • Competency with microbiology techniques especially in the cultivation of anaerobic microbes.
  • Competency with cell culture techniques.
  • Competency in a range of screening assays relevant to host-microbe interactions.
  • Expertise in running anaerobic bioreactors and in the techniques used to monitor microbial community composition.
  • Experience with biofilm-related techniques- total biomass, viability and susceptibility testing.
  • Experience in immunological assays.

Desirable experience:

  • Experience in assays using co-culture systems (bacteria & host cells).
  • HPLC detection and quantification of small molecules/secondary metabolites of interest in cell-free supernatants or extracts.
  • Competency in a variety of molecular laboratory techniques, including nucleic acid extraction, PCR and qPCR and imaging techniques such as CLSM and SEM.
  • Bioinformatics- genome mining.

Personal skills:

  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, improve protocols, processes and equipment.
  • Demonstrate a consistently high level of quality of work.
  • Create/revise SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation as assigned.
  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • Good problem solving skills- ability to “think out of the box”.
  • Introduce and validate new screening approaches/methods that are current and compliant with industry standards and regulations.
  • Experience of training other team members in relevant microbiological techniques.
  • Team worker.

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.
  • Introduce and validate new screening approaches/methods ensuring they are current and compliant with industry standards and regulations.
  • Report results to the Team Leader and senior members of the team.
  • Perform laboratory techniques and protocols according to SOPs and provide technical support to the Discovery I Micro team.
  • Interact and liase with the Discovery I Host team.
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data.
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings and external event.

How to Apply

Please send all applications including a CV and covering letter to hr@4dpharmaplc.com.

Purpose of the Job

The successful candidate will perform testing required to support the core research and development program of the Discovery I Micro team at 4D Pharma Research in Aberdeen. The primary focus of the Discovery 1 Micro team is to carry out high-throughput and secondary screening of 4D Pharma’s strain library to identify candidate LBPs capable of modulating host-microbe interactions. The Research Scientist is required to make scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks/ documentation and ensure all documentation fulfils generally accepted professional/industry standards. The Research scientist will be expected to propose new screening strategies and introduce and validate new screening approaches/methods ensuring they are current and compliant with industry standards and regulations. Requirements also include maintaining a thorough understanding of 4D Pharma’s services, technical principles and applications. Proficiency in running a variety of assays 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 and present findings at internal and external meetings.

Essential Qualifications

  • PhD Degree in Microbiology, Biomedical sciences or other closely-related discipline or at least 5 years of experience working in an industrial environment in a similar role.

Essential experience

  • Competency with microbiology techniques especially in the cultivation of anaerobic microbes.
  • Competency with cell culture techniques.
  • Competency in a range of screening assays relevant to host-microbe interactions.
  • Expertise in HPLC- extraction, detection and quantification of small molecules/secondary metabolites of interest in cell-free supernatants or extracts.

Desirable experience

  • Experience in assays using co-culture systems (bacteria & host cells)
  • Competency in a variety of molecular laboratory techniques, including nucleic acid extraction, PCR and qPCR and imaging techniques such as CLSM and SEM.
  • Expertise in running anaerobic bioreactors and in the techniques used to monitor microbial community composition.
  • Experience with biofilm-related techniques- total biomass, viability and susceptibility testing.
  • Experience in immunological assays.
  • Bioinformatics- genome mining and NGS.

Personal skills

  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, improve protocols, processes and equipment.
  • Introduce and validate new screening approaches/methods that are current and compliant with industry standards and regulations.
  • Create/revise SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation as assigned.
  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • Good problem solving skills- ability to “think out of the box”.
  • Team worker.

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.
  • Introduce and validate new screening approaches/methods ensuring they are current and compliant with industry standards and regulations.
  • Report results to the Team Leader and senior members of the team.
  • Perform laboratory techniques and protocols according to SOPs and provide technical support to the Discovery I Micro team.
  • Interact and liase with the Discovery I Host team.
  • Keep accurate and detailed records of data.
  • Attend and contribute to research group meetings and external event.

How to Apply

Please send all applications including a CV and covering letter to hr@4dpharmaplc.com.

Purpose of the Job

This is an exciting opportunity for a contracts and information administrator to take on a busy and varied role supporting the Legal Counsel & Head of data and Information who has a multi-functional and broad role. This is a new and busy role which will be ideal for someone with core legal administrative experience, who has solid understanding of contractual terms and contract management systems (ideally using SharePoint), but is looking for an opportunity to step outside the box and expand their skills. Experience of, or an interest in, the pharmaceutical industry is an added bonus. The candidate will be based in the company headquarters in Leeds. Must be a team player and willing to go beyond.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Preparing basic contracts, including confidentiality and consultancy type agreements;
  • Assisting with drafting and reviewing company policies;
  • Preparing contractual summaries for company use;
  • Assisting with compliance (anti-bribery and data protection);
  • Providing general assistance as required to the Legal Counsel & Head of Data and Information
  • Assisting with the administration of the information management systems across the business, not just in the context of a contract management system;
  • Use SharePoint in Office 365 and will be needed to assist with the preparation of training.

Experience / Qualifications Required

  • Law degree
  • Contract management system experience
  • Ability to work effectively to fast-moving timelines within a fast-paced working environment
  • A flexible and collaborative nature

How to Apply

Please send all applications including a CV and covering letter to hr@4dpharmaplc.com.

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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