The Bioprocessing Skills School

September 11-15th, 2017 National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, Darlington

Do you want to find out how your career might develop working for industry, the differences between industrial- and academic-driven research and how the industrial environment matches your career ambitions?

At our week-long, intensive residential training programme, designed around the insights of industrialists, you will take part in group-based activities and work with real-life industrial case studies. The programme is designed to engage with the process of entrepreneurship and focus on the development of the ability to promote research ideas.

If you are an early career researcher working in the area of bioprocessing of biopharmaceuticals  on a project that has an industrial collaborator then this could be an ideal opportunity for you. Apply for registration:

Biotechnology YES2017 is open!

Take part in YES17 this autumn and spend three days immersed in developing enterprise skills; thinking creatively to produce innovative solutions to major challenges; and discovering how to communicate research with impact.

YES is a must for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers wishing to:
enhance CVs
develop transferable skills
cultivate business acumen
become career-wise
collaborate with peers and network with industry experts
pitch for a share of the £7,500 prize fund
More information:

Application deadline: 9 July 2017

Principal Scientist – Mammalian Cell Culture; Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is a world leading cGMP contract development and manufacturing organisation. We currently have over 530 employees at our Billingham site and are looking to expand within R&D.  We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to join our R&D Mammalian Cell Culture team working to develop recombinant cell lines suitable for the manufacture of biotherapeutics.

The successful candidate will be laboratory-based and, working as part of a team, will be involved in cell line development (CLD; from transfection, cloning and selection of cell lines to evaluation of clonal cell lines in scale-down mimics of the production process). They will also have a role to play in contributing to the implementation of new and innovative ways of working.

Technical Skills
In depth Knowledge of CLD for mammalian cell lines (ideally CHO)
Good aseptic technique and knowledge of general cell culture methods
Experience of transfection and cloning techniques
Experience with high throughput cell line screening technologies, such as the ClonePix and ambr systems.

Education and experience
A life science degree (Ideally a MSc or PhD)
Relevant biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience within a mammalian cell culture role
Experience in developing stable cell lines for the production of therapeutic proteins using CHO cells

For further information please contact Fay Saunders
Closing date: 23rd June 2017

14th Annual bioProcessUK Conference 2017

Now in its 14th year, the Annual bioProcessUK Conference continues the tradition of showcasing emerging talent in biological medicines through the Bursary Poster Prize Competition.

The conference is offering up to 30 bursary places (free conference ticket plus expenses of up to £180) to early career researchers selected to display a poster showcasing their research in biological medicines and bioprocessing.  A selection of the submissions will be invited to take part in the early career researchers session in the conference programme, where they will take to the stage with a two slide, two-minute ‘poster flash’ oral presentation.

The winning poster, as judged by the conference delegates, will receive an Apple iPad kindly sponsored by Pall Life Sciences. Displaying a poster at the conference is beneficial to the career and professional development of early career researchers and by participating in the Poster Prize Competition it will provide the opportunity to make connections , enhance professional development
and present research.

Closing date for submissions is Friday 15 September. To enter a poster into the competition, abstracts of no more than 200 words should be emailed to Dannielle Sinclair by Friday 15 September 2017.  Click here for submission guidelines and here for the conference website.

Research and Development Scientist (KTP Associate)

Closing Date : 05/06/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : available immediately for 24 months
Salary : £26,052 to £30,175 per annum
Location : Hart Innovations Ltd, Hartlepool
Job Reference : S&E-10099

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with Hart Innovations Ltd.

The University of Manchester and Hart Innovations Ltd are looking to recruit a graduate in biomedical science to undertake this 24-month project which has an overall aim of producing optimised recombinant enzymes for therapeutic blood clotting diagnostic kits.

The position will  provide you with a unique opportunity to work in both an academic and biotechnology environment and play a key role in enzyme production from concept optimisation to final product and develop management skills to turn the enzyme into a commercial product,

You must be in line to, or have received a first-class degree (or equivalent) ideally in biomedical science with at least several months’ practical experience in molecular biology, recombinant protein expression and purification.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry.  Based at Hart Innovations Ltd, Hartlepool you will work directly with supervisors from both the University and Hart Innovations Ltd and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:
Tel: 01565 818 234