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Laboratory Apprentice PHOREMOST LTD

The Protein Sciences team build/execute biochemical assays for compound screening of our Drug Discovery programmes. You'll be responsible for supporting the team in various projects, generating key reagents for assays such as buffers and recombinant proteins under direct supervision, and moving onto compound screening and planning own experiments

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will be an integral part of the Protein Science team, working in a multi-disciplinary environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the compound screening activities, initially with direct supervision, such as:

  • Preparation of buffer solutions for biochemical assays
  • Growing and harvesting bacteria for recombinant protein production
  • Run protein QC analysis and electrophoresis
  • Measure protein binding to peptides and/or compounds using plate-based assays
  • Perform data analysis of experimental data
  • Run weekly stock check of Protein Sciences labs
  • Work according to health and safety risk assessments relating to laboratory work and apply COSHH regulations when required

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 6 BSc (Hons) Laboratory Science

Training will be provided on the job, this will include:

  • Health and safety inductions to ensure compliance of all safety regulations
  • Introduction on different techniques as the apprentice takes them on by scientists in the team
  • Shadowing scientists in the lab conducting different tasks before taking over
  • Running experiments with direct supervision  

There will also be day-release to ARU Cambridge campus during term time (approx 36 days a year)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity to progress to temporary/permanent employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Team working, Motivated, Interest in lab work, Interest in life sciences, Work experience in team


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Biology and/or Chemistry (Grade BBC (112 UCAS points)) Essential

About the employer

PhoreMost is a biotech company located in Cambridge, focused on developing new therapeutics to treat key diseases with unmet clinical needs. We have developed a next-generation high-throughput screening platform called SITESEEKER® to identify the best new targets for future therapies and the mechanisms to drug them. Our SITESEEKER® platform uses a cutting-edge approach called PROTEINi® (protein interference) to identify novel targets. This technology can identify hidden or cryptic drug sites in disease-relevant proteins that might be missed using conventional methods of target discovery. PhoreMost has developed several partnerships and an exciting pipeline of drug discovery programmes spanning multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, immuno-oncology, and ageing. PhoreMost is proud to be an equal opportunities employer as well as having recently received Great Place to Work award.







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Training provider



Charli Batley

01223 856 740

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory scientist (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Recruitment will involve a two round interview selection process to identify the best candidate for our team. Round 1: 30 min online video conversation with 1 or 2 people for quick assessment of candidates’ motivations, company fit and experience. Round 2: in-person interview with the wider Drug Discovery team, including those working alongside the successful candidate, as well as our Chief of Staff that will be able to go through any questions relating to company contract, perks.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023