Business Development Manager – Suprex

Suprex Ltd (, which specialises in the development of processes using supercritical carbon dioxide, is seeking a Business Development Manager to build new relationships primarily in the natural products sector and to manage the Company’s grant applications. We are looking for a commercially focused scientist with a Masters or PhD in Chemistry or related subject with experience of business development in a science based field. Knowledge of supercritical carbon dioxide theory and uses would be advantageous but can be provided.
For further details contact Andy Beggin

Relevant Skills
·  A commercially focused scientist with a Masters or PhD in chemistry or related subject
·  Experience of business development preferably in a science based field
·  Experience of writing grant applications (e.g. Innovate UK, Horizon 2020) would be highly advantageous
·  Ability to communicate, written and verbal, with both researchers and commercial contacts will be critical
·  Must be able to work under own initiative and to demanding deadlines
·  Knowledge of supercritical carbon dioxide theory and uses would be advantageous but can be provided

Publications from BioProNET funding

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TatA complexes exhibit a marked change in organisation in response to expression of the TatBC complex
Sarah M. Smith, Andrew Yarwood, Roland A. Fleck, Colin Robinson, and Corinne J. Smith
Biochem J. 474, 1495–1508, 2017

Protein-Sol: A web tool for predicting protein solubility from sequence
Hebditch M, Alejandro Carballo-Amador M, Charonis S, Curtis R, Warwicker J.
Bioinformatics doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx345 May 29 2017

Long-term stability and reusability of molecularly imprinted polymers
Jozsef Kupai, Mayamin Razali, Sibel Buyuktiryaki, Rustem Kecili and Gyorgy Szekely
Polym. Chem., 8, 666-673 (2017) DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01853J

Exploring and exploiting the effect of solvent treatment in membrane separations
Mayamin Razali, Christos Didaskalou, Jeong F. Kim, Masoud Babaei, Enrico Drioli, Young Moo Lee, and Gyorgy Szekely
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 11279–11289 (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b01879

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