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Principal Scientist / Associate Principal Scientist


£35,000 to £45,000 (depending on experience) + Share Option Scheme


Alderley Park, Cheshire

The Opportunity

NanOptima is recruiting for a Principal Scientist/Associate Principal Scientist to join its highly driven and growing team based at Alderley Park, Cheshire. The successful candidate will play a leading role in the design and development of revolutionary treatments that will improve the standard of care in retinal diseases.

Applications are invited from candidate with a PhD (or Graduate qualification with equivalent experience) in Pharmaceutical or Material Sciences, Chemistry or a related discipline.

About the Role

As part of our multi-disciplinary R&D team, you will have a leading role in the day to day operational and technical delivery of our R&D programme. You will be lab based and contribute to the design, characterisation and development of hydrogel drug delivery depots for the temporal delivery of ophthalmic therapeutics to meet NanOptima’s objective of improving the treatment of retinal diseases. Other responsibilities would include working with and overseeing outsourced technical activities being delivered by CROs and partners selected by NanOptima.

In return, we will provide you with the opportunity to develop your research, technical and leadership skills and to develop your scientific and commercial expertise.

About Nanoptima

NanOptima was established in 2016 and is working with world leading academic research groups, collaborators and advisors to address the challenges associated with drug delivery to the eye.


NanOptima is based at Alderley Park, Cheshire which is a unique high tech science campus focussed on healthcare. Alderley Park is home to a vibrant community of over 60 established and 150 pre-startup companies: Alderley Park is located 18 miles south of Manchester City Centre and 20 mins from Manchester International Airport.

How To Apply

Please provide a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 22nd March 2024.

Direct applications only – no agencies please.