Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

Structural Bioinformatics Scientist

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 21 Feb 2020

Lonza are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Scientist with experience in Structure-based Protein Engineering and Bioinformatics to join their team in Applied Protein Services (APS) Bioinformatics team based in Cambridge, UK.


Key responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will work on multiple customer projects focusing on in silico assessments and computational design of diverse proteins.
  • You will gain experience on our proprietary platforms for antibody humanisation and deimmunisation, immunogenicity (Epibase) and manufacturability risk assessments to enhance the developability of potential biotherapeutics.
  • The role involves working with customers ranging from small biotech to big pharma. Additionally, you will contribute to the development of innovative technologies to optimize proteins for the manufacturing processes.


Key requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent in Structural Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Bioinformatics preferably with experience in industry.
  • Highly experienced in protein structural analysis with emphasis on homology modeling and protein structure-based design. Strong understanding of molecular interactions is essential.
  • Familiar with biomolecular simulation techniques, including molecular dynamics.
  • Experienced working in Linux environment and scripting (knowledge of Python is essential; Perl is an advantage).
  • Ability to generate high quality reports and promote effective communication with the customer.
  • Advanced analytical and critical problem-solving skills, combined with scientific creativity.
  • Interest in continuous improvements of processes by integrating innovative solutions.
  • Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in written and oral English, and strong, written, oral communication skills.


People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, they offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Structural Bioinformatics Scientist