Peak Proteins – senior/principal scientist in protein engineering, expression & purification

We are now looking for a senior or principal scientist in protein engineering, expression and purification. We expect the successful candidate to be able to confidently devise and adapt project plans in consultation with clients, to efficiently manage projects as they progress both as a result of their own experimental skills and by working closely together with other scientists within Peak Proteins and in the client organisations. This role provides a great opportunity for someone to have a major impact on the science, business and growth of a small and dynamic company.

BioProNET members win innovator of the year

BioProNET members Ben Dolman and James Winterburn won the BBSRC 2018 Innovator of the Year in the Early Career researcher category.

Some information about their innovative work — partly funded by BioProNET — can be found on our case studies page http://biopronetuk.org/case-studies-of-biopronet-funding/
Scientific exchange visit boosts separation technologies collaboration
Collaborative development of glycolipid separation technology to reduce costs

Outcomes of IBSCA funding

BioProNET recently funded 7 Industrial Biotechnology Seeding Catalyst Award. These awards were designed to accelerate translational research by developing and progressing research along the technology readiness level (TRL) pathway, increasing business—academic engagement and company leverage on innovation activities, as well as generating data to support applications for larger grant funding. Below are the key aims and outcomes from each of these projects.

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STARS School 2018: Embedding the Industrial Perspective

BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS) School 2018: Embedding the Industrial Perspective

For Early Career Researchers: The Bioprocessing Skills School

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?  Here’s your opportunity to answer these questions and find out much more about your ability to work in teams and how the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit drives research translation.

At our week-long, intensive residential training programme, designed around the insights and advice of senior 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, focus on the development of the ability to promote research ideas and their value to audiences and the key importance of the societal impact of industrial biotechnology.

Are you interested? If you are (a) an Early Career Researcher (normally undergoing PhD training or on first Post-doctoral positioning in an academic environment but potentially in the early stages of an industrial career), (b) working in the area of bioprocessing of biopharmaceuticals or novel biological therapeutics (c) on a project that has an industrial collaborator then this could be an ideal opportunity for you.

The week-long residential programme is funded by the BBSRC (accommodation, meals and all training activities) to eligible applicants but will be limited to no more than 18 participants each year.  Each participant will be asked to make a £150 non-returnable contribution for registration once their acceptance of a place is confirmed. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Jo Flannelly (joanne.flannelly@manchester.ac.uk).

The programme will be held on 9th-14th September 2018, inclusive, at the National Biologics Manufacturing Centre (NBMC, Centre for Process Innovation, CPI, Darlington) and the week will start with a delegate networking dinner on the evening of Sunday 9th at the hotel.

The BioProcessing Skills School has been developed by the Universities of Manchester and Kent, in collaboration with the NBMC and BioProNET, and is funded by the BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS).

Details of the full programme will follow and the sessions will include: molecular design and development of biological therapeutics, generating the tools for self awareness, industrial-scale manufacturing process, drug formulation and delivery embedded within a series of industrial site visits and presentations from industrial practitioners and entrepreneurs.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/STARS_2018_Registration

Current vacancies at F-star

F-star is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing immuno-oncology bispecific antibody therapeutics. We are poised to dominate the bispecific antibody space in immuno-oncology through the application of our highly efficient Modular Antibody Technology platform. Our powerful platform enables the discovery of novel bispecific antibodies, which are selected for their potential to transform the treatment of cancer. The strength of the technology and programmes has been leveraged through partnerships with leading biopharmaceutical companies including: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck KGaA and Denali Therapeutics. F-star’s management team has a well-established track record in building successful biotech companies, and developing biologics. F-star currently employs over 90 people at its research site in Cambridge, UK.

F-star seeks high performing, talented and ambitious individuals. You will join a strong, dynamic and culturally diverse team of experienced scientific leaders. We are located on the attractive Babraham Research Campus near Cambridge, in state of the art laboratories, offering a working environment that fosters creativity, innovation, leadership and teamwork.

All our current vacancies are listed below:

Associate Scientist – Preclinical Translational Pharmacology
Research Associate – Drug Discovery
Scientist – Drug Discovery
Associate Scientist/Scientist – Protein Sciences
Scientist – Preclinical Translational Pharmacology
Research Associate – Preclinical Translational Pharmacology

and coming soon:
CMC Project Manager – Protein Sciences
Principal Scientist – Translational Development

Further details and how to apply can be found here: http://www.f-star.com/careers/