Two jobs at GSK

Biopharm Analytical Scientist (immunoassay)
Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Basic qualifications: more details here

PhD or equivalent experience in an analytical, physchem or biophysics field working with biopharmaceuticals or other biotherapeutics.

Experience in developing analytical methods is essential, especially immunoassay and residual impurity assays e.g. surface plasmon resonance (SPR), biolayer interferometry (BLI), binding ELISAs, Western Blotting, 2D-DIGE analysis & qPCR.

Good understanding of ICH guidelines for analytical method development, analytical method qualification and validation and good knowledge of CMC-relevant liabilities of biopharmaceutical molecules.

Knowledge and understanding of critical quality attributes (CQA) and developing automated solutions are desirable.

Biopharm Analytical Scientist (separation)
Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Basic qualifications: more details here

PhD or equivalent experience in an analytical, physchem or biophysics field working with biopharmaceuticals or other biotherapeutics.

Experience in developing analytical methods is essential, especially chromatographic & electrophoretic assays e.g. Size exclusion chromatography (SE-HPLC), reverse phase chomratography (RP-HPLC), ion exchange chromatography (IEX-HPLC), capillary isoelectric focusing (c-IEF) and capillary gel electrophoresis (CGE).

Good understanding of ICH guidelines for analytical method development, analytical method qualification and validation and good knowledge of CMC-relevant liabilities of biopharmaceutical molecules.

Knowledge and understanding of critical quality attributes (CQA), formulation development, and developing automated solutions are desirable.

The closing date for both roles is January 19th.

2018 Science Meeting prize winners

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Conratulations to the winners of the poster and short talk prizes at our 4th annual science meeting, who received their prizes from Karen Lewis of the BBSRC (far left).

The winners were Rochelle Aw, Imperial College London – 1st prize talk (pictured 2nd left); Eva Pekle, MedImmune & Univserity of Kent – 2nd prize talk (pictured middle); Tania Selas Castiñeiras, Cobra Biologics – 3rd talk prize; Hirra Hussain, University of Manchester – 1st prize poster, Natalie Talbot, University of Kent – 2nd prize poster (pictured 2nd right) and James Budge, University of Kent – 3rd poster prize (pictured far right).

Two positions at Arecor

Senior Scientist: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Senior Scientist to join Arecor’s Development team. This role will appeal to an individual who is passionate about science and its application to the development of therapeutic products, whilst also offering the right individual the opportunity to take on a role where you will make a real impact on the success of a dynamic start-up company.

To be considered for this position you will have:
• An MSc or PhD in Life Sciences or equivalent (BSc considered based on experience)
• Extensive experience in an analytical laboratory environment, with hands on experience of working with a broad range of analytical methods, including HPLC, DLS, spectrophotometry, activity assays
• Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including drafting protocols, summaries and reports to a very high standard
• A proven track record in problem solving including the ability to design experiments, analyse data/results and trouble-shoot issues
• Be dynamic, flexible, self-motivated and able to work both individually and within a team
• Must be prepared to travel (up to 20% of time), including overseas, if required

More details here

Scientist: As part of the Development team, we are seeking a highly self-motivated individual to play a diverse role in an innovative and expanding company. We are seeking a competent person with a minimum of 2 years of experience working on the analysis of proteins and/or bio-therapeutics to support Arecors Client and R&D portfolio. Hands on experience of HPLC is essential. The successful applicant will be a self-starter who is able to work well within a team and individually and have excellent communication and organisation skills.

To be considered for this position you will ideally have:
• A BSc or MSc in Life Sciences or equivalent, PhD advantageous
• At least 2 years’ experience in an analytical laboratory environment, with hands on experience of working with a broad range of analytical methods, including HPLC, DLS and spectrophotometry
• Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Be an excellent problem solver with the ability to design experiments, analyse data/results and trouble-shoot
• Be dynamic, flexible, self-motivated and able to work both individually and within a team

More details here

Summer studentships

NEW CALL OPEN – summer studentships
We have four undergrad summer studenships available; these awards are funded at 80% FEC (that is, up to £2,000 from BioProNET) to cover consumables and stipend. These must run in summer 2018.

The closing date is midday on Friday 19th January.
Download the application form here.

New funding call open

NEW CALL OPEN – summer studentships
We have four undergrad summer studenships available; these awards are funded at 80% FEC (that is, up to £2,000 from BioProNET) to cover consumables and stipend. These must run in summer 2018.

The closing date is midday on Friday 19th January.
Download the application form here.

CALL OPENBusiness Interaction Vouchers
These are intended to help resource small confidence-building measures between an academic partner and an industrial partner (on a matched contribution basis) that are likely to lead to outcomes such as a longer-term relationship, improved interactions or new technology transfer projects.
We have one buiness interaction at a value of £9,600 (funded at 100%FEC). The closing date is midday on Friday 19th January.

Please login to the members’ area to access the application form. The lead applicant must be eligable to receive BBSRC funding. The project must start by April 1st 2018.