Biochemical Engineering



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Cell Therapy Process Scientist (Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate) Ref:1767742 

  • Location of position: Plymouth
  • Grades: 6-7
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £30,922 - £42,701 per annum
  • Closing Date: 16 Dec 2018

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering is one of the leading international centres for bioprocess research. It has excellent research facilities including a full-scale £25m bioprocessing pilot plant. Biovault Technical Limited (BTL) is a highly accredited fully functional Human Tissue bank for clinical application, with over 10 years of experience. 

UCL and Biovault are coming together through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a national scheme which helps businesses to innovate and grow, by linking businesses with a university and a highly-qualified graduate, known as a KTP Associate.  We are now recruiting for a KTP Associate who will work full-time, based at Biovault, on this innovative project putting the latest academic research into practice.

Years 1 and 3 the successful candidate will be based in Biovault in Plymouth and Year 2 at UCL, London.

Please note, interviews will take place at Biovault’s office in Plymouth. 

The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

You will have a BSc in Biochemical Engineering/ Life Science or a related discipline with two years’ experience or relevant Masters level qualification in Biochemical or Life Science (or other closely related field). You will be able to demonstrate results on supporting projects either in technical development or applications of laboratory equipment with experience of working with multiple human cell types. You will have experience conducting statistically robust experiments and you’ll be able to plan and carry out significant research programmes. 

With guidance from the principal supervisor and co-supervisors, the Associate is expected to show the necessary questioning and inquisitive skills as a business research, development and project manager; undertake all laboratory and scientific work associated with achieving the project’s experimental objectives, including experimental planning, cell culture, cell analytics, data analysis and dissemination of data in an appropriate scientific format. 

You should also show initiative and independence of thought in developing the business research and development project. You will work closely with Operations, Quality Assurance and New Product Development teams at Biovault when developing new process/technical capabilities to identify opportunities for improvement and process optimisation.  

A PhD or EngD in a relevant Life Science or Engineering discipline is desirable but not essential.

Further Details

A job description, person specification and application form for Cell Therapy Process Scientist (Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate) Ref:1767742 can be found here.