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Biomaterials Scientist


Oxfordshire £35k – £37k
permanent Job Ref: 6521


  • An innovative start-up has an exciting opportunity for a Biomaterials Scientist to join its team. You will be one of the first in the R&D team working on the innovation and development of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering applications. You must have previous experience in biomaterials for tissue engineering applications.

    Position Summary:

    As a biomaterials scientist/chemist in the Bioreactors R&D Team you will be tasked with the innovation and development of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering applications. You will have the opportunity to work at the interface of biology chemistry and materials science to develop scaffolds incorporating novel surface chemistry to facilitate tissue growth.

    • Development and improvement of novel biomaterials/scaffold to enable efficient cell attachment expansion differentiation and harvest.
      • Execute biomaterial fabrication measurement and analysis procedures.
    • Design plan and execute R&D experiments ensuring that deliverables are successfully met within timeline.
    • Analyse summarise record and communicate experimental results.
    • Document research findings clearly in an electronic lab book.
    • Along with team members provide routine laboratory maintenance including participating in equipment upkeep cleaning rotas and laboratory consumables stock management.
    • Select follow and adapt experimental protocols and generate laboratory SOPs.
    • Support the preparation of laboratory risk assessments and maintenance of health and safety protocols.
    • Ensure that laboratory health safety and quality procedures are followed.
    • Participate regularly in group meetings and prepare and deliver presentations to project team and internal stakeholders.


    Bachelors Masters or PhD in Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Chemistry or related field.

    Experience in one or more of the following areas:

    Essential Experience:

    • 2+ years industrial or academic research experience in biomaterials for tissue engineering applications.
    • Multi-disciplinary background in biology chemistry and materials science.
    • The synthesis development and characterization of biomaterials.
    • Surface modification of biomaterials.

    Desirable Experience:

    • Three-dimensional cell culture and characterization.
    • Substantial experience in aseptic cell culture ideally with primary stem cells.

    Skills and personality traits:

    • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken.
    • Good time management and organisational skills.
    • Able to multitask
    • Happy in a small team.

Salary £35k - £37k

Job Ref: 6521