Peptide Chemistry Lab Associate

  1. Interim/Contract
  1. Technical Operations

Hobson Prior are seeking a Peptide Chemistry Lab Associate to join a pharmaceutical organisation who discover and develop cutting edge therapies that will make a difference in the lives of patients. This role will be on a contract basis and will be located in Basel.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Synthesis of peptides by automated and manual solid phase peptide synthesis techniques to access mg to gram amount of peptides.
  • Purification of peptides by analytical & preparative HPLC and related techniques.
  • Characterization of peptides by mass spectrometry (ESI-MS, MALDI-TOF) and other related techniques.
  • Careful and diligent documentation of research results to ensure reproducibility and compliance.
  • The candidate will coordinate within the team and with CROs to execute synthesis requests in a timely and reliable manner.
  • Will help in maintaining stocks of special building blocks and peptide supplies.
  • Perform regular maintenance of peptide synthesizers.

Key Skills:

  • Experience in solid phase and solution phase peptide synthesis.
  • Experience in preparing peptides of various lengths in batch and parallel processes.
  • Experience in peptide scale-up and preparations under cGMP is an advantage.
  • Proven ability to solve peptide synthesis problems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn new laboratory techniques and protocols.


  • Apprenticeship/BSc/MSc in organic chemistry or biochemistry.
  • 2 - 4 years of hands on peptide synthesis experience.
  • 3+ years of biotech/pharma experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively without supervision.

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