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Protein Scientist

The company is seeking a Protein Scientist to join the team, with the role of:

  • Leading the development of protein extraction processes and characterisation of sustainable feedstocks for Xampla’s novel protein-based materials.
  • Applying protein chemistry knowledge to improve the performance of Xampla’s protein-based materials to meet performance requirements.
  • Working with our Research Team to deliver a collaborative project with a lead customer and local agriculture institute to demonstrate our material as a biodegradable seed coating.
  • Conducting lab-scale and pilot-scale experiments for the development of optimised protein extraction and purification process.
  • Leading the development of protein analytical techniques.
  • Supporting the techno-economic assessment of novel extraction processes and different protein feedstocks, including related techniques to improve the efficiency waste footprint.

The company is seeking candidates with:

  • An MSc in a protein biochemistry related discipline (or equivalent in skills and experience).
  • Hands on experience with a range of protein extraction and purification techniques, as well as protein analytical techniques including gel electrophoresis, protein quantification, particle size analysis, DSC and FTIR.
  • Demonstrated experience on plant-protein extraction and purification processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of plant-protein structure and functional properties (solubility, aggregation, texture, emulsifying properties).
  • Demonstrated ability to translate fundamental technical knowledge about plant-proteins into applications know-how.
  • Experience with protein materials, or other biomaterials.


  • £35,000-£40,000 p.a.
  • Share options in a fast-growing Cambridge start-up
  • Generous holiday package
  • Training and development package