Author: BioProNET Network

Lecturer – University College Dublin

University College Dublin (UCD) School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering is expanding:
Lecturer/Assistant Professor positions available in Chemical/Bioprocess Engineering.

Applicants with research interests aligned with the School’s research activities, including, but not limited to Biopharmaceutical Engineering, Energy conversion & Storage Technologies; Materials Design & Interfaces and Process Engineering are invited to apply.

Closing date: 26th March
For details:

Technical Sales Specialist – Infors HT

Territory: Northern Swathe of England (North Wales across to Hull and up to Newcastle)
Reporting to: Commercial Director
Benefits Package: Competitive salary and bonus with use of a company vehicle, 23 days holiday
Purpose: Actively promote Infors UK and its products
Main Responsibilities
To provide for the efficient operation of regional sales activities on behalf of Infors UK
Manage and control the area, ensuring customers are kept fully informed at all times
Working in a small team, support colleagues as and when required – throughout the UK
Responsible for direct sales, after-sales follow-up and assisting service personnel if required
Promote sales and service agreements
Report to the Commercial Director
Person Specification
Educated to HNC/Degree in microbiology or cell biology
Active fermentation experience (either mammalian or bacterial)
Outgoing and friendly personality
Ability to work as a team member as well as an individual
Excellent communication skills
Current clean UK driver’s licence
The ideal candidate has ambition and a drive to succeed. Must be willing to work flexible hours and work away from home. A highly motivated individual, who is proactive, customer focused and is happy working autonomously in a small team environment. The successful candidate will run and control all aspects of the sales territory. Comprehensive and continuously ongoing product training will be given as well as all aspects of business. The ideal candidate should live within the sales area.
Contact: Nick Musgrove 01737 223100/07775 745529

GSK – downstream purification process scientists

GSK is currently looking to recruit a senior scientist and an associate Scientist to the Downstream Purification Process Development team at GSK in Stevenage.

Closing date for applications is 1st March 2018.

Senior Scientist

Associate Scientist

Industrial Strategy boost for UK medicine manufacturing

New initiatives to accelerate the development and manufacture of new medicines have been awarded funding from Innovate UK under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. In total, 22 projects involving 58 organisations will get £15 million.

It’s great to see many of our member companies and universities being very successful and a diverse range of projects that fall within BioProNET remit!

Examples include:
University College London – Design, transfer and qualification of a commercially-scalable process for viral vectors
Synpromics and Lonza Biologics – Development of a novel inducible expression system for the manufacture of therapeutic proteins from CHO cells.
Ipsen Biopharm, CPI and Torchlight Genetics – Novel production process for a highly potent recombinant protein using doggybone DNA (dbDNA) vector and cell free expression technology

A full list of funded projects can be found here.


LC/LC-MS Applications Specialist: Thermofisher

The main goal of this position is to deliver reliable robust analytical solutions to our customers, honour commitments and deliver analytical excellence. This role itself participates in a team responsible for liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry product demonstrations, sales calls, expert technical advice and training to sales colleagues, customer visits, application development, scientific events, customer support, customer product focused training and field marketing within the European Sales Support team with focus on UK & Ireland. This role encompasses both the pre-sales process and post-sales support. This role requires a focused expert whom works primarily ‘hands-on’ in a Thermo Fisher Scientific lab or at a customer site.

  • Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar
  • 5+ years relevant liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry knowledge is required
  • Knowledge and experience of Chromeleon software is preferable
  • Ability to speak the technical language of the customer
  • Driving license
  • Willingness to travel within the region (UK & Ireland). Occasional EU travel as required
  • Strong customer focus skills
  • The ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines and targets

See here for more information.