BBSRC CASE PhD 4 year studentship

A BBSRC CASE PhD 4 Year studentship (in partnership with GSK) isavailable from October 1st 2017. The project title is ‘Manufacturing lentiviral vectors for gene therapies: Optimisation of cellular factories’, and it is a collaboration between the University of Manchester (Dickson lab) and GSK (Stevenage), closing date for applications 20th June 2017
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Croda: Development Scientist – Biotransformation

We currently have an opportunity for a development scientist, based in our biotransformation team at our Ditton site in Widnes. In this role, you will apply your technical knowledge to develop new and existing microbial fermentation products on the biotransformation plant, as well as providing technical support to other departments on the site. You will design and carry out laboratory experiments to support process development, optimisation, troubleshooting and scale up/scale down testing. This will involve running multiple projects of varying complexity.

As our ideal candidate, you will have excellent laboratory skills and a talent for developing innovative and creative solutions to problems. You must also have strong written and verbal communication skills, a keen eye for detail and be an enthusiastic team player. The ability to plan, organise and to prioritise your own workload as well as manage projects is essential. You will be educated to degree level in a life science related discipline with experience in microbial fermentation. Working within process development with knowledge of both upstream and downstream processing would be advantageous.

Clsing date: May 28th

Several positions at Cobra Biologics

Cobra Biologics has several positions vailable at its Keele site in Staffordshire, UK:

Senior Scientist, R&D – CBK1317,-Research-Development,-Keele-(Ref

Senior Scientist Downstream Processing Purification – CBK1217

Quality Assurance Manager – CBK1017

Analytical Leader, Quality – CBK1316,-Quality-Operati-(1)

Knowledge Transfer Manager – Health

The Knowledge Transfer Network is seeking a Knowledge Transfer Manager to:

  • Maximise return of investment from science and technology.
  • Help UK health research intensive companies grow.

Grade: Knowledge Transfer Manager £30,000 – £47,500 (depending on experience)
Location: Home based but with frequent travel throughout the UK
Scope: Biopharmaceuticals, Advanced Therapies and Bioprocessing

We are looking for an individual who complements our team, ideally with background in the bioprocessing, biomanufacturing or advanced therapies industries and experience in supporting early stage commercial opportunities, someone who is generally interested in a wide range of health related fields, can spot potential opportunities but also understands the stakeholder landscape and market drivers. We are looking for a person who is a great communicator and networker, who feels comfortable communicating with a whole spectrum of people from business leaders through to scientists and engineers. The individual will have the ability to act as a signpost and champion for day-to-day activities and will understand the role that manufacturing of next generation medicines will play in a future UK landscape.

Experience and qualifications  

  • First degree or higher (or equivalent).
  • Relevant industrial experience, including R&D and project management.
  • An understanding of the challenges faced in developing business opportunities in biotechnology, bioprocessing and medicines.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement or experience in a customer facing role.

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Closing date June 2nd