Opportunities at NanoSyrinx


NanoSyrinx is a cutting-edge synthetic biology company creating the next generation of targeted drug delivery systems to address challenges in the biologic delivery sector. We are building an innovative startup, based upon an entirely novel way to overcome this issue of intracellular therapeutic bioavailability, with the vision of fundamentally revolutionising how medicines are administered – on a nanoscopic scale.

To do this, we are leveraging one of Nature’s own elegant solutions to this problem: naturally occurring, bacterial protein ‘nanosyringes’, capable of encapsulating and delivering therapeutic payloads in a cell specific manner, with nano-scale precision.

As a discovery stage, seed-funded company, now is the perfect opportunity to join the growing NanoSyrinx family! You will be joining us at a pivotal time, with the chance to have a large impact on how the company and its technology develops toward future applications.

NanoSyrinx is backed by a consortium of excellent investors: Octopus Ventures, MVentures (Merck KGaA), IQ Capital, the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund, Meltwind (Jonathan Milner) and BioCity. We have also benefited from public funding from InnovateUK and the MICRA Consortium.


The company leadership team includes Dr. Joe Healey, the CEO and co-founder of the company, who conducted his PhD research on the technology in the lab of Prof. Nick Waterfield (co-founder) at the University of Warwick Medical School, Dr. James Lapworth, Chief Business Officer, who joined from Warwick Innovations, the technology transfer office of the University of Warwick and Dr. Marie McAvoy, Chief Scientific Officer, who has a wealth of experience on vaccines, biopharmaceuticals and cell and gene therapies gained from working in biopharm and pharma companies. The company has a present full time headcount of 12, all based at our Warwick University site.

While each role within NanoSyrinx has distinct responsibilities and technical remits, you are first and foremost joining a team, and we are looking for candidates who are excited to work collaboratively and flexibly as part of a close-knit and friendly group, with initiative, toward a common goal.

All technical positions are based at our labs at the University of Warwick, with the company being headquartered at the University of Warwick Science Park, Coventry, which is where the administrative roles will be based, alongside the company leadership.


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