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Bioprocessing Scientist

Biotech

Oxfordshire £35k – £37k
permanent Job Ref: 6520

Description

An innovative start-up has an exciting opportunity for a Bioprocessing Scientist to join its team. You will be one of the first in the R&D team working on the design and development of bioreactor technology to produce ground-breaking new technology. You must have proven experience in upstream bioprocessing development bioreactors and with aseptic cell culture.

Position summary:

As a Biochemical Engineer in the Bioreactors R&D Team you will be tasked with developing the manufacturing process to produce exciting new technology to an industrial scale. Your duties will include:

  • Design and develop bioreactor technology to enable efficient expansion and differentiation of stem cell cultures.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

Master or PhD in Chemical Engineering Biochemical Engineering Biotechnology or related field.

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

Essential Experience:

  • Two or more years’ experience in upstream bioprocess development in an industrial or academic setting.
  • Experience in designing developing and operating bioreactors
  • Substantial experience in aseptic cell culture ideally with primary stem cells.

Desirable experience:

  • Experience with statistical software and DoE (design of experiments).
  • Appreciation of Quality by Design principles.
  • Ability to develop mechanical designs PFD P&IDs HAZOP and SOPs.
  • Experience with CAD (e.g. Autodesk) and CFD (e.g. Ansys Fluent) software packages.
  • Ability to use a programming language (e.g. MATLAB R) would be a bonus.

Skills and personality traits:

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

Salary £35k - £37k

Job Ref: 6520