Research Mycologist Vacancy

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Research Mycologist to join our team in Q2 2020. The role is offered on a permanent, full-time basis at our laboratory in Eccles however the individual will be expected to travel to meetings at other locations as required. The position involves basic mycology research focussed on the novel antifungal olorofim and also new discovery projects. The successful candidate will support the clinical team and liaise with collaborators to contribute to the delivery of microbiology packages to support the development of olorofim. The work will involve basic mycology skills such as MIC determinations as well as biochemistry and molecular studies. Presentation and publication of research findings will be actively encouraged. This is a rare opportunity to join a company developing a truly novel drug to treat unmet medical need where you will be able to grow and develop further your own knowledge and expertise.

Key Responsibilites:

  1. Perform a range of microbiological procedures required to characterise novel antifungal agents including MIC tests and other susceptibility testing methods, IC50 determinations against target enzymes, molecular and biochemical assays to assist in antifungal characterisation.
  2. Undertake microbiological and biochemical research to support the development of olorofim. Interpret and report data by appropriate means, comment on data and circulate to relevant persons.
  3. Interpret and report data by appropriate means, comment on data and circulate to relevant persons.
  4. Input and maintain MIC database.
  5. Provide mycology support to the clinical development team.
  6. Keep up to date with relevant microbiological developments and literature.
  7. Assist in the general maintenance and running of the microbiology laboratory, including; growth and storage of organisms, media preparation, compound library maintenance and general housekeeping.

Skills/Experience Required:

  1. Self-motivated scientist with some experience of working in a mycology field.
  2. Minimum BSc qualification.
  3. 5 years’ experience working with fungi in an academic, industrial or clinical laboratory.
  4. Work collaboratively with energy and enthusiasm as part of a team and broader network.
  5. Conscientious with a can-do attitude with excellent attention to detail.
  6. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  7. Able to think creatively, provide innovative solutions.
  8. Good IT skills across a range of standard platforms.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter stating current salary to:
Suzi Powell, Office Manager, F2G Ltd, Lankro Way, Eccles, Manchester M30 0LX