Senior Biochemist in Basel

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00046705
  • Consultant: Alex Tosney
  • Contact: +41 (0) 782 508 443
  • Date Published: 04.10.2019
  • Sector:
  • Location: Basel Area
  • Discipline: Science - Biotechnology

Alex Tosney is recruiting for a Senior Biochemist to join a company in the food industry at their site based in Basel on a permanent basis.

Our client is seeking a motivated scientist with a strong background in enzymology, biochemistry or a related discipline, with the main focus on enzyme characterisation, optimisation and evolution. The successful candidate will have demonstrated outstanding inter-disciplinary problem solving and scientific analytical skills, with a strong interest in the pursuit of successful projects. This position will require a self-motivating, results-oriented researcher, who will thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities will change regularly.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • Providing biochemical and biophysical expertise to currently running programs
  • Contributing hands-on to strain development projects by providing enzyme engineering and optimization activities
  • Providing insight and technical knowhow required for successful project progression

In order to be considered for this role, you will be required to have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Ph.D. degree in Enzymology/Biochemistry or a related discipline, with post-doctoral research experience. Experience in an industrial environment is a plus
  • Thorough understanding of enzyme kinetics and structure activity relationship
  • Familiarity with metabolic pathways and systems biology
  • Experience with detailed enzyme characterization, optimization, rational mutagenesis and evolution
  • Experience in mechanistic enzymology, molecular characterizations of protein/enzyme activity or function
  • Knowledge of modern molecular biology techniques

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Alex Tosney on +41 (0) 782 508 443 or email Please quote reference 46705 in all correspondence.

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